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Masters of the Universe influenced by Joseph Campbell

(courtesy Netflix)

According to The Escapist Magazine, Joseph Campbell has had more than one influential effect on the popular franchise, Masters of the Universe.  In an article from Darren Mooney, the magazine sates:

As the narrative behind the action figures came into focus, it drew from the work of Joseph Campbell. “Joseph Campbell’s concepts about myths and legends and icons are ingrained in all artists’ mentality,” recalls designer Mark Taylor. “If you’re going to tell a story, you need to understand Joseph Campbell.” Playing Skeletor in the film adaptation Masters of the Universe, actor Frank Langella rewrote a lot of the character’s dialogue by drawing from Campbell.

To read Mooney’s entire article, click here.

The latest iteration from the franchise, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, is now available on Netflix.