Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Let’s just get this out of the way right now: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was a bad show. You liked it when you were a kid and remain fond of it now because nostalgia is nice and comforting, but let’s not pretend it is anything worthy of adoration in 2016. You, as human being of sound body and mind capable of going online and reading an article, should look upon Lionsgate’s upcoming Power Rangers movie with a certain amount of dread. This is what it means to be an adult. This and taxes and horrible weddings you must attend out of social obligation. I’m sorry. But it’s true.
And yet, the news that Elizabeth Banks has been cast as the lead villain in director Dean Israelite‘s upcoming film somehow manages to speak volumes about what kind of movie they’re making. I’ll say this much: if you insist on making a Power Rangers movie, casting someone as delightful as Banks is a step in the right direction.
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Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
If you thought Power Rangers‘ January release date seemed like a bad sign, maybe this will seem more promising: Lionsgate has just delayed the picture two months to March, which in turn bumps The Divergent Series: Ascendant to summer. Get more details on the Power Rangers and Divergent release dates after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, October 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
The Megazord sequence has been initiated! Or at least it can be, now that Lionsgate has completed casting on the core Power Rangers team. Becky Gomez (Empire) has just been cast as the Yellow Ranger, joining RJ Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, and Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger. Meanwhile, new rumors about the plot and budget of the upcoming film have been revealed. Meet the Power Ranger Yellow Ranger and get the latest updates after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
The “Me” part of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is shipping off for Kong: Skull Island, while the “Dying Girl” part is ready to play in Ready Player One. Now the “Earl” part has booked his next high-profile role as well. RJ Cyler will play the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers, Dean Israelite‘s upcoming “reimagining” of the ’90s TV series.
The rest of his squad includes Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, and Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger. Now we just need a Yellow Ranger to complete the Megazord. Read about the latest Power Rangers casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
A Power Rangers movie is happening and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. They’ve gone and started casting the Rangers and everything. See what your nostalgia hath wrought, children of the ’90s?
Director Dean Israelite‘s upcoming take on the beloved – if not necessarily good – television series already found its Pink Ranger in Terra Nova actress Naomi Scott, but now it’s gone and found itself a Red Ranger. Chances are strong that you haven’t heard of Dacre Montgomery, but chances are stronger that he was probably just a collection of scattered DNA particles swirling around inside his parents when Mighty Morphin Power Rangers originally debuted in 1993. Insert your own “This makes me feel old!” joke here.
Read on about the new Red Ranger actor after the jump.
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Ever since Lionsgate picked up the rights to Power Rangers, the project has been described as a reboot. However, there have been rumblings that the story would somehow keep the mythology of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and all the versions that followed intact. When plot details surfaced over the summer, we learned how the original Power Rangers would be utilized in a big action sequence opening the movie. But it turns out some of those details may not have been very accurate.
A new batch of Power Rangers plot details from the opening of the movie, including the villains involved and a link to previous iterations of the team, have painted a different picture, and it sounds much more satisfying for longtime fans of the series. However, beware of spoilers from here on out! Read More »
Lionsgate is starting to round up the cast for their forthcoming big screen version of Power Rangers, based on the kids’ television show that has seen nearly 20 different iterations, and they’re looking to give a big break to some mostly unknown names for the five lead roles.
This weekend the studio is testing some up and coming talent to play the teenagers turned superheroes, and with the exception of The Way Way Back and Soul Surfer star AnnaSophia Robb, you may not be very familiar with most of these Power Rangers casting options. Read More »
Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Sony has officially announced they will be releasing Stephen King’s Dark Tower directed by Nikolaj Arcel on January 13th 2017. The film is scheduled to go head to head with Fox’s animated film Boss Baby and Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie.
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Whether you like it or not, there’s a new Power Rangers movie coming from Lionsgate, with the studio hoping to ignite a successful new franchise as The Hunger Games comes to an end this fall. We’d heard that the new movie would somehow keep the mythology of the original Power Rangers series intact, and now we have details on just how that will happen.
The beginning of the movie has been uncovered, with details including a reveal of the original Power Rangers, how we meet the new team, and what our new heroes have to do in order to save the planet. But if you choose to keep reading, beware of spoilers for the plot of the movie. Find out more about the new Power Rangers movie plot after the jump! Read More »