For nearly three decades now, the Power Rangers have been a favorite amongst children around the globe. Since the early 1990’s the Power Rangers have been fighting crime and saving the world from evil doers time and time again. Just this month the 28th season of the original TV show, titled Power Rangers: Dino Fury, so the children of today can experience the magic that many of us experienced as children watching the Power Rangers. Now it looks like they hope to take things a step further: Hasbro has just announced that plans for a Power Rangers reboot movie are currently in the works.
While many of us can remember the Power Rangers movies we grew up on, they obviously lack the new-age special effects that define action and superhero films nowadays. While a recent attempt to reboot the colorful collective in 2017 was not commercially successful, Hasbro is not accepting defeat and hopes to reboot the entire franchise after acquiring the rights to said franchise in 2018. However, it has been rumored that the new film will feature a time traveling aspect that is likely to revisit some of the more memorable scenes of past films and television series. The rebooted franchise will see Jonathan Entwistle, director of the Netflix series End of the F**king World, serve as creative director of the franchise and oversee the project.
Even before the 1990’s, the Power Rangers had already been a big hit amongst fans in Asia. In 1975, a television series titled Super Sentai debuted in Japan that laid the blueprint for what would eventually become the Power Rangers. For nearly five decades now, in one form or another fans have been infatuated with the Power Rangers. Thus it makes sense why Hasbro, who has been working on a variety of toy related films since acquiring the media company Entertainment One, hopes to breathe new life into the storied franchise. While no official plans for a release have been discussed, fans can look forward to a new Power Rangers movie, and maybe even a new television series, sooner than later.