Based on some new information, we some have William Shatner MOTU Revolution Netflix Series Character voice theories
Announced way back in July 2023, William Shatner will be voicing a character in the upcoming Masters of the Universe Revolution Netflix series. The exact character he is lending his legendary voice to has been locked up tighter than Fort Knox. Revealed during San Diego Comic Con 2023, Shatner was the first new actor in the series announced for the sequel to the Masters of the Universe Revelation Netflix series back at SDCC 2023 and we now have some theories as to who he will be voicing based on some information we have come across in our travels around the internet looking for toy news.
Picking up where the Revelation series left off, the Revolution series is going to be executive produced by Kevin Smith, Mark Hamill, Melissa Benoist (who replaces Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Chris Wood will be staring in the Revolution series and all three have their characters referenced in IMDB.
Although these are just fan theories we have about who William Shatner will be voicing, don’t read any further if you don’t want any spoilers!
Shatner is the most recognized for his famous role of Captain Kirk in Star Trek, he has played roles in a plethora of television shows and films in his career that spans seven decades. Shatner is 92 and still making appearances at Cons and doing interviews. In fact, he made an appearance at San Francisco Fan Expo 2023 and Silverkayyy, who is 1/2 of the Geek The F Out YouTube channel and good friend of Toy Habits, got a YOLO moment with Shatner in a recent photo op at the Expo.
Two Possible Role Theories
Mattel has been pretty tight lipped about the 4th figure in the Masters of the Universe Wave 12 Masterverse assortment but some news we covered recently might have accidentally revealed the character he’ll be voicing. According to a product listing for a Masterverse Wave 12 Keldor figure, which has now been changed back to Masterverse Wave 12 Secret Figure TBD, we feel like Shatner’s voice will be the perfect candidate for this role. If you seen the Masters of the Universe Revolution Trailer, you will also see a very old, and very wise, dragon named Granamyr, will also be appearing in the series. We also feel like this is a likely candidate for Shatner to voice so let’s take a look back at the history of Keldor and Granamyr so can get familiar with them before the official reveal of Shatner’s character and the release date of the MOTU Revolution Series, which is on January 25, 2023.
William Shatner could be voicing Granamyr, and ancient and wise dragon that appeared in the MOTU mini comics and both He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra and the Princess of Power Filmation cartoons in the 1980’s.
MOTU Revolution Trailer
Granamyr also appeared in the MOTU Revolution trailer!
Granamyr as appeared in several Filmation cartoon episodes and is described as an ancient and wise dragon. According to the Wiki Grayskull, “being noted as an ancient Dragon that resided with others of his kind at Darksmoke, it was known that Granamyr lived during the terrible time when his people and those of Humans fought one another in Eternia’s distant past. This was until a truce was settled between the two where the Dragons decided to leave the rest of the world and live in isolation at Darksmoke. Granamyr himself is over 10,000 years old, as it was stated he hadn’t had a good laugh since that time. At some point during the past, it was known that the evil dragon Shadow Wing was an opponent of his who was later imprisoned in an obelisk to shield the world from his evil. Granamyr’s great power made him a powerful sorcerer and was empowered by the mystical fires from the Pit of Shadows.
The She Ra: Princess of Power episode Darksmoke and Fire features Adora accidentally being thrown into Eternia’s past, where she witnesses the battle between the dragons and humans that were living with them at this point and dragonphobic humans firsthand. It is revealed that the war was started by a wizard seeking to set the humans and dragons against each other. To that end, he carried out an attack on a human food supply and then blamed it on the dragons, provoking them into declaring war against the dragons.
Granamyr Mini Comic and Filmation Cartoon Appearances
In the Brazilian Editora Abril comics, Granamyr was green, much like he was in the US minicomics. However, he also sported wings, like he did in the Filmation cartoon. In ancient times Granamyr imprisoned his hated enemy, the Three-Headed Demon. Skeletor later released the demon in an attempt to capture Granamyr and steal the legendary dragon’s powers. Granamyr was a good friend to He-Man and sometimes assisted him in battle. For example, he once used his fiery breath to help He-Man destroy the robotic pirates of Drundagar.
Granamyr Toy History
The ancient dragon, Granamyr, has appeared in both He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra and the Princess of Power Filmation cartoons in the 1980’s. He was also created as a rather large figure in the MOTU Classics line back in 2012 and 2016 as a Power Con exclusive.
Granamyr was produced in the MOTU Classics line as a figure with a green variant for Power in 2016.
Granamyr rademark Renewal
Back on April 19, 2023, Mattel renewed Granamyr’s trademark, which makes sense if he is appearing in the MOTU Revolution Netflix Series.
We also think that Shatner has a very high probability of voicing the character Keldor, based on information we’ve pieced together. If you are not familiar with Keldor, we’ve provided his backstory and history below.
1980’s Mini Comic
Keldor never appeared in any form of the 1980s Masters of the Universe line, and was only mentioned in one of the final mini comic, The Search for Keldor. According to the Wiki Grayskull, “In that story, Randor explains that his brother Keldor sought to master the forces of magic, but that he vanished years ago when his experiments backfired, leaving him lost in “dimensions beyond time.” Randor and the Sorceress hope to use the power of the Three Towers to peer through the veil between dimensions. When Skeletor learns of this plan, he declares that the secret of Keldor could destroy him, and hastily summons Ninjor, Scare Glow, and Faker (rather than his usual minions) to attack. Skeletor’s forces are beaten, but the heroes are prevented from learning anything about Keldor’s fate, “except that Skeletor will do anything to stop the search.”
MOTU 200x MYP Series
In the 2002 Masters of the Universe animated series, the MOTU lore was given an infusion as Keldor is depicted as the man who becomes Skeletor. In We see this transformation The Beginning Part 1 Keldor leads the Evil Warriors in an assault on the Hall of Wisdom, but Randor and the Masters defend the Council of Elders. When Keldor tries to throw a vial of acid at his enemy, Randor shields himself and the corrosive substance lands on Keldor’s face instead. As the Evil Warriors retreat, Randor expresses concern for his foe, but no deeper relationship between the two is revealed on-screen.
A flashback sequence in The Price of Deceit reveals that, following his disfigurement, Keldor recognizes his only chance to survive is for Evil-Lyn to take him to the sanctuary of Hordak, where she summons the ancient villain. Keldor begs Hordak to save his life, no matter the cost; in response, Hordak reduces his head to a disembodied skull hovering over his shoulders. Renamed “Skeletor” by his new master, the former Keldor laughs maniacally at his own reflection. Later, in The Power of Grayskull, Hordak attempts to collect on his debt by demanding Skeletor free him from Despondos, but is ultimately denied.
Keldor 200x MOTU Figure
A Keldor action figure was released as a limited edition exclusive in 2003.
The figure comes with the same weapons as Skeletor, as well as the vial of liquid which dissolved his face. It also features three interchangeable heads: Keldor, Skeletor, and an “in-between” head being burned by the corrosive agent.
Keldor was also released in the MOTU Classics line in 2010. He came with two halves of a purple Power Sword and the fateful vial that was shown in the 200x animated series.
Keldor’s MOTU Classics bio reads: Banished from the royal palace, in part due to distrust for the rare blue-skinned Gar race, Prince Keldor became an outcast. He travelled Eternia seeking knowledge and guidance, eventually discovering the ancient Spirit of Hordak. From him, Keldor learned of the dark arts and came to realize that to truly unite Eternia he would need to take command of the planet himself. He gathered an army of fellow outcasts and led them into battle against his brother, Captain Randor. Eventually defeated and near death, Keldor once again turned to Hordak who, in exchange for his own freedom, agreed to save Keldor’s life by merging him with Demo-Man, twisting Keldor into Skeletor – Lord of Destruction!