Dean Israelite's reboot of the kids TV hit under-performed at the box office, taking only $140 million worldwide.
Chinese actor Ludi Lin, who was recently seen playing the Black Ranger in Liongate’s “Power Rangers” reboot, has landed the role of Murk in Warner Bros.’ DC superhero film “Aquaman.”
EXCLUSIVE : Chinese actor Ludi Lin, who recently starred as the Black Ranger in Liongate’s Power Rangers reboot, has landed the role of Murk in Warner Bros’ James Wan-directed DC superhero film Aquaman . Jason Momoa is starring in the film, which WB recently pushed back from its original release date in October to December 21, 2018. In the comics, Murk is the leader of the front-line army of Atlantis known as the Men-of-War and Aquaman’s trusted ally. Amber Heard, Patrick…
Judging from the online outrage last month over the inclusion of gay characters in "Beauty and the Beast" and "Power Rangers", you'd have thought that those two films would have fared terribly at the box office. However, both are still screening in cinemas today, more than a month later.
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.
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.
This isn’t your kid self’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. A gritty, hyper-violent, blood-soaked, profanity-laced, drug-tinged short called POWER/RANGERis getting plugged everywhere you look on the Interwebs today, and it’s well worth the 12 minutes of your time if you haven’t seen it yet. Oh yeah, and it stars and is co-written by James Van Der Beek.