The 1990s phenomenal kids' TV series "Power Rangers" is returning to the big screen in March 2017 and the promotional posters of the movie that just came out hint at a story bigger than the previous film productions.
The "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" was a big hit TV series that began airing in 1993. Fans may recall that the show has created TV craze among kids, leading to its huge success.
The "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" followed a group of teenagers who acquired special abilities that allowed them to "morph" into a team of different colored, masked ninjas. The TV show franchise remained on TV even after the original "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" ended its three-season run through replays and recreation.
At present, Saban Entertainment has teamed up with Lionsgate and announced that a new "Power Rangers" film is currently in production and will be hitting theaters early next year. The "Power Rangers" franchise has already appeared on the big screen in the past, with "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie" appearing in 1995 and "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie" appearing in 1997. However, the 2017 version of the movie franchise is described to be the biggest cinematic venture yet, according to the production team.
The new "Power Rangers" will come to cinemas complete with versions of the original "Power Rangers" villain Rita Repulsa (played by Elizabeth Banks) and noble alien Zordon (Bryan Cranston).
The five rangers are being played by lesser-known actors including relatively newcomer Dacre Montgomery (playing Jason the Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly the Pink Ranger), RJ Cyler (Billy the Blue Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zack the Black Ranger), and pop star Becky Gomez (Trini the Yellow Ranger).
Meanwhile, as the movie was already announced to take a March 2017 theatrical release date, it will be taken to the New York Comic-Con on Oct. 8, along with "John Wick: Chapter 2," another Lionsgate film. The movie is expected to be heavily promoted during a panel at the Comic-Con that will also include a Q&A with the cast and the filmmakers.
The official trailer of the "Power Rangers" isn't out yet and it remains to be seen if it will come out before the NY event. Meanwhile, promotional posters came out earlier this week, giving fans a look at the more modern "zords" of the rangers. With the "high-tech" looking giant robots on posters, "Power Rangers" fans are expecting more action and superb effects from the 2017 movie version.
The new "Power Rangers" movie is being directed by Dean Israelite (also the director of "Project Almanac") who will presumably be onstage with the actors to take questions and present new footage from the film during the NY Comic-Con.