Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
If you spent days and weeks of your life watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as a kid, that knowledge is about to pay off. In a new interview, the producer of the recently announced new film, Roberto Orci, said the upcoming film is not a reboot. It will, in fact, share continuity with everything that’s been set up before it. Read his full quote and some more details below.
Orci was talking to IGN when the topic of new Power Rangers movie continuity came up:
One of the first things we did was learn and read… They have 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We’re not just a leave it behind reboot. [Haim] Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. I had to go to his house, personally, to tell him, “Listen, I’m your man. Miller and Stenz, these are your guys. I promise you I won’t ruin your franchise.” And he said, “It’s very important to me, because kids around the world know what the Power Rangers are. So you can’t just come in here and walk all over it. It better be consistent with what I’ve been doing.” And I said, “Yes sir!”
They then asked about there being a possibility of cameos from some of the original cast:
Of course. That’s something we want to rely on the Saban group to tell us. They have a lot of internal knowledge of their franchise and we’re just learning now. We’ve seen it only as fans, but they actually know it inside and out, so I’d love to know what fans want to see.
I’m sure this is music to the ears of Power Rangers fans, who maybe saw the names Roberto Orci, Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz and were like, “They want to bastardize our franchise.” That’s obviously not the case. Then again, some fans would argue Orci did just that – unintentionally of course – with Star Trek, Transformers and Spider-Man. We’ll have to wait and see what the fruits of the labor end up being.