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Masters of the Universe is based on a popular cartoon called "He-Man and The Masters of the Universe", the cartoon, itself is based on a toy franchise created by Mattel.

Pig Boy was played by Richard Szyponder. Richard Szyponder was given a small part in the film. After winning a competition, where Richard got to visit the set and meet the cast and director. The executives at Mattel wanted director Gary Goddard to give Richard a part in the film and Richard was put in makeup and custome, as a servant of Skeletor, Pig Boy and is seen handing Skeletor his staff, when returning from Earth with the subdued He-Man.

We see the bottomless pit beneath the throne room, which is filled with red water, which Skeletor fell into, in the climatic final battle with He-Man. Skeletor surfaces and says "I'll be back!" which ends in a freeze frame and fades to black. The extra scene was supposed to set the stage for the sequel "Masters of the Universe 2", but since the film didn't do very well at the Box Office, the sequel was dropped. The script for "Masters of the Universe 2" had been written, but was rewritten and became the script for the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi action film Cyborg.

You are right, in the cartoon, He-Man never killed anyone, which was a "No!" for a cartoon aimed at children. But Masters of the Universe which was darker than the cartoon, which the film is based on, was an action movie and Skeletor's crack troops, which were written as robot warriors, were created for He-Man to smash, fight and kill and Skeletor's crack troops are the only people He-Man and his companions kill throughout the movie.

It's assumed they were killed by Skeletor, when Skeletor used the cosmic key to enter the city and break into Castle Grayskull.

Gwildor had a secret passage in his home, which led to caverns beneath Castle Grayskull.

Frank Langella was offered the role of Skeletor and Frank Langella decided to take the role of Skeletor, because he wanted to do it for his son Alex, whom was a fan of He-Man and Langella had felt Skeletor was a role he couldn't refuse. Frank Langella admitted in an interview that Skeletor was his favorite role.


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