Several new pieces of information have been revealed regarding Hasbro’s new reboot of the Power Rangers franchise.
First of all, The Hollywood Reporter has some juicy details. According to their sources, Jonathan Entwistle is in negotiations to direct the new feature movie for Paramount. Entwistle is the creator of popular Netflix series, The End of the F—ing World.
It’s only back in 2017 that Lionsgate released their film adaptation of the Power Rangers. Unfortunately for them, the film only took in $142 million on a $100 million budget. Now, Hasbro, who bought the property in 2018, has teamed up with Paramount for a reboot that is said to take the franchise back to the roots that made it popular.
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The new Power Rangers is to be written by Patrick Burleigh and the basic plot centers around time travel. Supposedly, the main kids are sent back to the 1990s and have to find a way to get back to their present. It’s clear nostalgia is going to play a huge role in this reboot.
Now, plot details are slightly expanded on in details gathered by The Illuminerdi. They report that the film will feature a new team of Rangers, but will also include an original lineup of heroes. Presumably, our new team will meet an old team based in the 90s.
Hasbro is also planning on making the cast diverse, with a female lead planned.
Lord Zedd is set to be the main villain of the film and Zordon is rumored to be involved with the time-travel element at the center of the movie’s plot.
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The Power Rangers television show has been filming in New Zealand since Power Rangers Ninja Storm and it looks like Hasbro and Paramount are set to continue that tradition with the reboot.
At the moment, there is no release date for this new Power Rangers movie.
Source: The Illuminerdi, The Hollywood Reporter