POWER RANGERS Reboot Gets A Release Date And Synopsis

The news that the Power Rangers franchise is being rebooted was met with a mixed response, with many wondering whether there's room for the fairly dated characters in a world with the likes of The Avengers and Batman v Superman. Well, despite all that, it now has a release date...

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By Josh Wilding - 8/13/2014

Since Mighty Morphin Power Rangers launched over two decades ago, the series has been in almost continuous production, with merchandise still selling well and a loyal fanbase in place. However, they no longer have anywhere near the same level of popularity, but a movie like this however could potentially move them right back into being the huge brand they used to be. That's what Lionsgate are banking on anyway, as they have now set a release date of July 22nd, 2016. It was recently revealed that Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (who are credited somewhat controversially for X-Men: First Class) will pen the movie based on a story by Transformers' Roberto Orci. July 2016 is a busy month, with new Bourne and Planet of the Apes movies set to open alongside Angry Birds, Ice Age 5, The BFG and more. What do you guys think?

From a story by Executive Producer Roberto Orci (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2) and screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, THOR) comes a modern reinvention of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world.
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ManWithNoName - 8/13/2014, 3:04 PM
Hope its better than turtles
koolaidbag - 8/13/2014, 3:05 PM
July?!?! Do they have faith in this film? They had my attention, but now they have my interest....lets see what they do.....Also first.
koolaidbag - 8/13/2014, 3:05 PM
or second.....:(
Doopie - 8/13/2014, 3:08 PM
so now we know when it's morphin time
JimGordonStache - 8/13/2014, 3:08 PM
If they choose Michael Bay as director I'm gonna [frick]ing kill everyone at Lionsgate.

Power Rangers are my favorite superheroes ever (yeah, they made my childhood awesome even though they've always been dorky as hell) so I'd get really really mad if they receive the Transformers/Ninja Turtles treatment.

Matthew Vaughn would be perfect though. The tone that he gave X-men: First Class would really fit a Power Rangers big screen reboot.
AgentZero - 8/13/2014, 3:08 PM
They better have a joke about exploding grass in that movie.

DudeGuyMan - 8/13/2014, 3:09 PM
I'm down as long as this is the endgame.

AgentZero - 8/13/2014, 3:10 PM
I'm waiting on the "destroy my childhood" comments and stuff.

Power Rangers was cheesy as [frick] just like the original TMNT cartoon and the G1 transformers. So anything they do would be an improvement
SniktBub - 8/13/2014, 3:11 PM
Jeez. I didn't think they would go forward with this. I hope they at least have some good actors (unlike the Tv shows)
DCGuy - 8/13/2014, 3:13 PM
oh my goodness.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/13/2014, 3:13 PM
Wow! 2016 is [frick]ing packed!
Pasto - 8/13/2014, 3:14 PM
Maisie Williams for the role of the pink Power Ranger.
KingPatel - 8/13/2014, 3:15 PM
This was my childhood, so I'm really looking forward to this. Not a bad release date, 2 weeks after a Marvel film and 2 weeks before a DC film. Hopefully it's a good film.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/13/2014, 3:15 PM
I'm actually somewhat looking forward to seeing how they handle this. One thing is for sure though, those ridiculous outfits gotta go!
DudeGuyMan - 8/13/2014, 3:16 PM

RedNTheHood - 8/13/2014, 3:16 PM
New footage from Power Rangers Reboot!!!!!!

MarvelFan15 - 8/13/2014, 3:17 PM
Let's hope they don't choose Michael Bay as director. Let them pick James Wan.
Batman52 - 8/13/2014, 3:18 PM

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America 3
X-men Apocalypse
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Star Trek 3
Planet of the apes 3
Skull Island
Docter Strange
Avatar 2
Star Wars Spin off
Harry Potter Spin off
How to Train your Dragon 3
Finding Dory
Uncharted movie
Independence Day 2
Sinister Six
and Now Power Rangers!!!
2015 you nothing to me except to see Avengers and Star wars episode 7
TheDudeRusty - 8/13/2014, 3:18 PM
You'll be the green one then?
yonny616 - 8/13/2014, 3:18 PM
Can't wait for this on big screen!
MrNiklander - 8/13/2014, 3:19 PM
I want that guy who directed 47 Ronin to helm this
Batman52 - 8/13/2014, 3:19 PM
Make sure ya'll healthy for these next two years cause your gonna miss something historic in 2016.
JimGordonStache - 8/13/2014, 3:20 PM
@AgentZero Power Rangers RPM had plenty of jokes about the cheesiness of the show. Exploding grass, forced one liners and more.

And by the way, I'm okay for them to improve on the cheesiness, just don't do it in such a horrible way (which probably makes it worse and dull) like the new TMNT film.
DudeGuyMan - 8/13/2014, 3:21 PM
Pasto - 8/13/2014, 3:21 PM
RorMachine - 8/13/2014, 3:25 PM
They better not mess this up!! Power Rangers better be done justice to!!