Hasbro Reaffirms Plans For New Live-Action Power Rangers Movie

Toy conglomerate Hasbro has recently reaffirmed their future film plans for the recently acquired Power Rangers brand.

The last Power Rangers film was released in 2017 under the Lionsgate banner, but in early 2018 Hasbro purchased the rights to the Power Rangers from Saban and was previously reported to be hoping to do a continuation of the story they have begun. However, Hasbro had an earnings call with investors last month and reaffirmed plans for more Power Rangers films. Whether or not it will be a reboot or serve as a sequel to the last film was not clarified.

Since the success of the G.I. Joe and Transformers films, Hasbro and Paramount Pictures have renewed their film partnership and that will likely be the home for the Power Rangers is Hasbro elects to continue making films with the franchise.

As a fan of the new Power Rangers, it would be nice to see the studio continue from the story already set in the last film, but it’s understandable why Hasbro/Paramount would want to explore their options.

The 2017 Power Rangers film was not your typical box office hit and as we all know the studios want to make sure producing a film makes great financial sense rather than throwing stuff at the development board and seeing what sticks. Also, its young cast has since started filling up their schedules with high profile projects since the film’s release.

Although, if the current cast has a sudden spike in star power, it’s not out of the question that Paramount would want to use that and explore a sequel bringing back actors Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, and Ludi Lin.

What direction do you think Hasbro should go with the Power Rangers? Should they continue on the story already began by Saban and Lionsgate or just reboot it altogether again? Sound off in the comment section below!

The film stars Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, and Bryan Cranston. Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

Power Rangers is now available on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Source: Anime Mojo

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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