Just in case you weren’t sure, this is just your regular reminder that the live-action Power Rangers movie is not a prolonged April Fools joke and is actually something that is happening. For real. While we’ve heard a lot of talk about the movie...
Is this the first cast photo from the upcoming Power Rangers movie, or is this promoting the new juniors line in the latest Macy’s catalogue? The only proof we have of the former (aside from its debut in Entertainment Weekly) is the absence of a caption telling us how to get Trini’s cool grunge look.
Whether you were a true blue fan or had even the most casual understanding of the Power Rangers series, then the official synopsis for the new movie will sound incredibly familiar to you. Not only will the upcoming reboot maintain the classic character names and designations from original series, but the basic plot is also mostly the same. Oh, but there’s one more thing: Apparently this film isn’t simply titled Power Rangers; it’s Saban’s Power Rangers. Check yourself accordingly.
Like Ben Affleck, Elizabeth Banks is proving that just because you’re a successful director, doesn’t mean you can’t take on the occasional silly role in a superhero movie. Affleck went from winning an Oscar to Batman vs. Superman and now Banks is going from Pitch Perfect 2 to the live-action Power Rangers movie, where she’ll star as the villainous Rita Repulsa.
While we previously assumed that the new Power Rangers movie would be a reboot, a new report suggests that’s not quite accurate. In addition to providing a few new details and character names, the latest on the upcoming Power Rangers film reveals a very…interesting…choice of title for the risky big budget project.
The biggest discovery of indie tearjerker Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was RJ Cyler, the newcomer who impressed audiences as the Earl of the equation. Both of his co-stars recently signed on for major blockbusters, leaving us wondering when we’d see Cyler do the same. The answer is now, as the young star has signed on to play the role of the Blue Ranger in the Power Rangers movie reboot.
Now, a new post on Twitter from the film’s official account has named a Red Ranger, with all of the pomp and circumstance of the appointment of a new Pope.
Yes, the Power Rangers reboot is still happening, and to prove it Lionsgate has begun eyeing a fresh group of new, young actors to fill those spandex power-suits. Director Dean Israelite and the studio have begun testing a handful of actors for the roles of the teenage heroes who will battle monsters in the latest incarnation of the classic series.
The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers have seen their fair share of reboots and adaptations, but did you know Saban went all out to add new sequences to better suit its 1993 American premiere? Or that Walter White himself, Bryan Cranston held an early role? Break out your morphers, it’s the 16th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which go-goes to Angel Grove for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!
Although we were previously promised a film that would be “mature but playful,” the new details about the Power Rangers reboot make this film sound downright silly. It may be a reboot, but it definitely still features heroes, villains and specifics that you’re familiar with from the series. Basically, that fun Hollywood cliche applies: it’s different, but the same.