Whatever you think, “Power Rangers” is a solid franchise that has proven its worth in particular on television. This is why a new film adaptation is still relevant, after the first which saw the light of day in 2017. This “Power Rangers” “reboot” could even arrive in our theaters, sooner than expected.
Go, go Power Rangers !!!
Since the mid-1970s, a popular subgenre has been shaking the heads of millions of Japanese viewers: Sentai. These series, made up of costumed heroes controlling giant robots, are hugely successful which goes beyond the borders of the land of the rising sun. We especially remember shows such as Bioman, Maskman or even Liveman who made the joys of Dorothy Club and the splendid voice of Bernard Minet.
The sentai inspire especially the United States which, in 1993, will launch their own team of superheroes: the Power Rangers. Criticized by the purists of the genre, the series nevertheless knows the glory, to the point of always being broadcast on television. Indeed, it is currently in its 29th season, soberly titled Power Rangers: Dino Fury.
In 2017, an attempt at a film reboot was released in theaters, with the desire to rally both fans of the work and a more “mature” audience. If the trailer foreshadowed a Power rangers dark, the result was not at all the same on the screen. Result: a massacre of the critics, the fans, as well as a commercial failure.
A new adaptation therefore tries to make a clean sweep of the past, with an ambitious project worthy of the MCU.
An exit already programmed
Willful or unintentional error? Still, the film’s release date was leaked through the website. LICENSINGCON. Power Rangers will therefore be released in 2023. As a reminder, it was Jonathan Entwistle who was asked to lead this project, including time travel as well as a connected universe that will link television and cinema.
Nick Meyer and Michael Lombardo, respectively president and director of Entertainment One (Hasbro distribution company which owns the franchise Power rangers) were also full of praise for Entwistle in a joint press release:
Jonathan has an incredible vision for this iconic franchise. He is by far the right architect to join us, as we try to reinvent it on television and in the cinema. We look forward to working with the most talented storytellers who can build real universes around Hasbro fan favorite brands.
Remember that in addition to the recent acquisition of the license Power rangers, the American company has also accelerated the trend with two other flagship licenses : transformers, whose next film is in production, and GI Joe which will soon see its spin-off appear: Snake Eyes.