Move over Marvel, and duck for cover DC, because there’s a new super universe smashing its way into existence and it’s mighty. No, you’re not dreaming. Plans are in place to create an all-new cinematic universe for the iconic Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers with a brand new television series also in the pipeline.
According to Variety, It’s The End of the F***ing World creator Jonathan Entwistle will develop and direct both projects, with eOne overseeing the whole concept. Speaking to Variety, eOne executives Nick Meyer and Michael Lombardo said:
“Jonathan has an incredible creative vision for this iconic and hugely successful franchise, and is hands down the right architect to join us as we reimagine the television and film worlds of this property. Across our slate, we are looking forward to working with the most talented storytellers as we take on Hasbro’s rich fan-favourite brands and build entertainment universes around them.”
You’ll remember that The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers first appeared on TV screens back in 1993, and spawned numerous TV spin-offs as well as a handful of movies, one of which actually made it into theatres. Despite flagging ratings throughout its initial run, the toy line generated a whopping $6 billion plus, which explains why the flame has been kept burning for so long.
Lionsgate released a Power Rangers reboot film in 2017 but it lacked the fun-loving feel of the original franchise, and a proposed sequel never came to pass. Here’s hoping that eOne can bring back the OG style, while creating something fresh that can reignite our love for all things Zord.
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