Original Green Ranger Jason David Frank has revealed that he was kicked out of new ‘Power Rangers’ reboot’s recent Hollywood premiere and missed the film’s ending. Frank, who played Tommy in the classic 90s series, enjoys a cameo at the end of the film alongside original Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson. As he explains to The Hollywood Reporter: “I’m the guy in the movie theater who wanted to get a reaction shot of the audience reacting to Amy and me when our cameo appeared.
‘Power Rangers’ has never been shy of its controversies, with various territories either censoring or outright banning the popular kids TV show due to its violence. Multiple outlets report that the film from studio Lionsgate and director Dean Israelite has been given an 18+ rating in Russia after pressure from far-right legislator Vitaly Milonov, because of the presence of a gay character.
Lionsgate’s all-new big screen take on 1990s TV favourite ‘Power Rangers’ is out in cinemas everywhere from today – so what’s the logical thing to do immediately? Played in the TV series by Jason David Frank, Tommy was initially a villain, brainwashed and imbued with Ranger powers by the evil Rita Repulsa as part of her plan to take the Rangers down.
The stars of the beloved original series posed in their 'morphin' time' stances at the premiere of the new 'Power Rangers' on Wednesday.
The movie reboot of 90s kid’s action series ‘Power Rangers’ was a pretty odd proposition. Appreciated by a cult audience, it’s a film perhaps few were crying out for, but once somewhat baffling roles for Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks (and Bill Hader), as villain Rita Repulsa, were announced, it piqued interest among fans and non-fans alike. Calling it ‘a reboot that works’, Scott Mendelson on Forbes writes: “At its best, ‘Power Rangers’ is a throwback to a time when getting a darker, more serious big-budget feature based on your favorite kid-friendly property, one that felt like a real film, was a rare and splendored thing.
“Power Rangers” is an American superhero drama in English. It is based on the “Power Rangers” franchise, specifically the first season of the TV show, which was adapted from scenes from a Japanese TV series. “Power Rangers” is directed by Dean Israelite, with a screenplay by John Gatins.
The Power Rangers are coming back with a new movie on Thursday (23 March), and it’s already garnering attention online as it’s the first blockbuster film to feature a major LGBT hero.
The new ‘Power Rangers’ movie is getting a lot of buzz. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this makes ‘Power Rangers’ a truly ground-breaking movie – featuring the first ever open gay superhero on the big screen. “Power Rangers is breaking down a barrier no superhero movie has before,” they explain.
A recurring element of all the various incarnations of ‘Power Rangers’ – beginning with the 1990s TV series ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’ on which the upcoming movie is modelled – is that, on top of being superhuman martial arts masters, the Rangers also pilot individual robot dinosaurs named Zords.
Yes, the Justice League and the Power Rangers are set to cross over in a new six issue mini-series to be co-published by DC Comics and BOOM! Studios. It appears the Power Rangers in question will be those of the 1990s TV series, as opposed to the new incarnations from the upcoming movie, as these are the characters used in the existing ‘Power Rangers’ comics from BOOM! Studios.
The new Power Rangers movie is being accused of plagiarism, due to alleged similarities to the sci-fi movie ‘Chronicle’. Screenwriter and director Max Landis, who made ‘Chronicle’ (and is also the son of the director John Landis), has taken to Twitter to call out the film. Watch the ‘Power Rangers’ trailer below.
Because of its past, Saban Films’ upcoming, big-screen reboot of the ‘Power Rangers’ franchise was always going to be looked at with a dose of scepticism, which is why it’s a relief that its first trailer is surprisingly so mighty. This reimagining of ‘Power Rangers’ sees Jason (Dacre Montgomery), Kimberly (Naomi Scott), Billy (RJ Cyler), Trini (Becky G), and Zack (Ludi Lin) chosen by Zordon (Bryan Cranston) to become the new Power Rangers after their diminutive home town of Angel Grove, as well as the rest of the world, is threatened with extinction by Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks).
Aye-yai-yai! Here’s a fresh look at the all-new big screen ‘Power Rangers,’ as Lionsgate release five new character posters highlighting our five new heroes.
Sorry folks - the original ‘Power Rangers’ won’t be back. During an interview with Audibly Exquisite Podcast, Walter Jones - who played the original black ranger, Zack - revealed that the ‘Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’ won’t get a cameo in the new movie. The original ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ were played by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, Walter Jones), Amy Jo Johnson, and David Yost… with Jason David Frank later joining the team as the Green Ranger.
These new Power Rangers costumes are going to take some getting used to. USA Today revealed a new look at the costumes of the Power Rangers reboot as part of its San Diego Comic Con preview and the general consensus online is that they look… like bowling balls. “They look like gel pens” wrote one commenter on Reddit, “I was going to say bowling balls” chirped in another, while a third confirmed, “You’re both right, Gel pens with Bowling Ball helmets.” - Twitter Bans Trolls Over Ghostbusters Abuse - Brolin Talks Avengers A closer look at a bowling ball confirms their suspicions. One site suggested the new suits looked like “Iron Man and a whole lot of gummy bears procreated” while another proffered “These costumes look like if Joel Schumacher f***** a bag of Jolly Ranchers.” It was a bold choice making the new power rangers movie costumes outta rock candy.
A new ‘Power Rangers’ image featuring Rita Repulsa has appeared online thanks to Entertainment Weekly… and the new take on this classic villain looks even nastier than ever before. “When the Power Rangers’ villainess arrives to conquer Earth in the upcoming big-screen reboot of the franchise, five teens with attitude will stand in her way,” they explain.
It’s Morphin’ time – ‘Power Rangers’ star Bryan Cranston creates a bit of a stir. During an interview with The Huffington Post, the 60-year-old ‘Power Rangers’ star compared the upcoming movie to ‘The Dark Knight’… and it’s making everyone freak out. “Because I remember the television series was kind of farcical and silly and ‘pow’ and ‘zow’ — weird movements and things like that.
It’s not long until we see the latest reboot of the ‘Power Rangers’ hit cinemas, so here’s our first look at the poster released for the sci-fi adventure. Interestingly, the movie wrapped last month but with Cranston’s role only just announced, it seems his scenes will be added in (which should be fairly easy considering he’ll essentially be a CGI-styled face of Zordon).
In a strangely cyclical piece of casting news, Bryan Cranston has confirmed that he’ll be playing the role of Zordon in the forthcoming ‘Power Rangers’ movie. Back in 1993, Cranston voiced a number of characters on the TV show 'Might Morphin Power Rangers’, including Twinman and Snizard. This was, of course, long before his career-making roles on 'Malcolm In The Middle’ and the now iconic 'Breaking Bad’.
According to Variety, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer is rather confident about the upcoming ‘Power Rangers’ movie… and envisions up to seven more films in the series. “We are really, really excited about the ‘Power Rangers’ movie,” he said during a conference call with analysts. Feltheimer revealed that their confidence in the upcoming ‘Power Rangers’ movie was ignited by the positive reaction to the recently revealed costumes, which they believe to be evidence of audience interest.
It’s official – we’ve got our first look at the new ‘Power Rangers’ costumes. The Power Rangers are heading back to the big screen, and they’ve had a bit of a makeover since their Mighty Morphin’ days. “It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume,” production designer Andrew Menzies told Entertainment Weekly.
Entertainment Weekly just premiered the first group photograph of the core quintet from the new ‘Power Rangers’ movie, currently in production. While ‘Power Rangers’ has never left the small screen, enduring in a long series of different iterations over the past two decades, this new movie from Lionsgate is directly modeled on the original line-up of first series ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’ introduced in 1993. A popular sensation, ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ spawned a marketing empire, two theatrically released feature films in the mid-1990s, and no less than 21 more ‘Power Rangers’ TV shows to date.