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…
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.
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.
At the time of writing, it’s only one month until those 1990s kids TV icons the Power Rangers return to the big screen for the first time in twenty years – and, based on the trailers and promotional material, we can anticipate something rather different in tone to what went before. It remains to be seen just how interested today’s audience will be in ‘Power Rangers,’ but given the box office dominance of superhero movies in the past decade, in many ways it’s surprising it took this long for a new take on the alien-fighting martial arts masters to reach cinemas. A US-based production from Japanese producer Haim Saban and his Saban Entertainment company, ‘MMPR’ starred a young, fresh-faced cast of all-American actors for the regular day clothes sequences – but when they costumes came on and the monsters came out, the bulk of the footage was recycled from existing Japanese TV action series ‘Super Sentai,’ which began all the way back in 1975.
The ‘Power Rangers’ movie just got its first trailer. It’s a familiar story – five teenagers stumble upon a crashed spaceship and in the process, become the Power Rangers. A new look for the Power Rangers – Credit: LionsgateSo what else did we notice in the ‘Power Rangers’ trailer?
Saban’s 'Power Rangers' follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late. Lionsgate UK will release 'Power Rangers' in cinemas on 23 March 2017.
This year will see the big screen revival of ‘Power Rangers,’ with the camp and colourful TV series (which spawned two movies in the 1990s) getting a somewhat grittier reboot from Lionsgate and director Dean Israelite. While Cranston is now something of a cult icon thanks to his lead role on TV series ‘Breaking Bad,’ he was once a young, little-known actor looking for his break, and this led him to accept voiceover work from Haim Saban, the producer who would go on to mastermind the ‘Power Rangers’ franchise.
‘Power Rangers’ villain Rita Repulsa is back… and so are her Putties. It looks as though the upcoming ‘Power Rangers’ movie will be bringing back the Putty Patrol – the iconic henchmen of the original baddie, Rita Repulsa. Thanks to the folks at Toys R Us (via comicbook.com) we have our first good look at the ‘Power Rangers’ new Putty Patrollers.
Prepare for your first glimpse of the mighty Zords from the upcoming ‘Power Rangers’ – although, in-keeping with most of the publicity material to date, it’s a bit of teaser image.
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).