In ‘Power Rangers’, Lionsgate’s big budget movie reboot of the classic 90s TV show, Bill Hader plays Alpha 5, Zordon’s robot sidekick.
Go go Lupita Nyong'o! The Oscar-winner has joined the ranks of celebs who have wandered the halls of Comic Con incognito.
Dean Israelite's reboot of the kids TV hit under-performed at the box office, taking only $140 million worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People magazine has lifted the lid on 2017′s live action ‘Power Rangers’ reboot by revealing the film’s villain Rita Repulsa as played - beneath layers of costume and prosthetic make up - by Elizabeth Banks. The original Rita who tried to conquer earth in the 90s ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ TV show was played with cackling glee by Machiko Soga, dubbed by Barbara Goodson, before she was recast in the second season, and again for the 1995 film. Banks also revealed that Rita’s origins would be different in the film telling People, "We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers".
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.