Hasbro Global Brand Development and Marketing Manager Beth Bamrick has opened up regarding the Toy conglomerate’s plans for future Power Rangers films.
Lionsgate’s 2017 Power Rangers film introduced a new version of the titular team with a cast that included Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger. The actor recently revealed a new Power Rangers film was in the works but pointed to a reboot as he confirmed neither he nor any of the cast are involved with the project.
The last Power Rangers film was released in 2017 under the Lionsgate banner. In early 2018, Hasbro purchased the Power Rangers license and will now work with Paramount on a new film for the franchise. Saban was previously reported to be hoping to do a continuation of the story they had begun with the 2017 film. During an earnings call with investors earlier this year, Hasbro their reaffirmed plans for more Power Rangers films. As to whether or not the next film would be a reboot or serve as a sequel has not yet been clarified. But after Power Rangers underperformed at the box office with a disappointing $140 million worldwide gross, a reboot would come as no great surprise.
While Bamrick couldn’t offer much, she did shed some light on Hasbro’s approach to the franchise and when we could learn more about their plans for the future of the Power Rangers franchise, telling Comicbook.com:
“So I can’t comment as much as everyone would love me too on the movie per se, but what I will say is we’re really looking at every opportunity. We are planning two and three years out, so we do have a lot in the pipeline, but we have a lot to get to first like we talked about. We kind of just took it on, so we will definitely have more to come. It’s top of mind with us as well as we kind of think about where we want to bring the brand next but again, I think it’s…we do have some plans that are out there which we’ll be excited to share with you when we can, but yeah we’re definitely looking at it like a 2 to 3 year approach in everything that we’re doing.”
Although it might be a while before we see another iteration of Power Rangers on the silver screen, fans can still enjoy Lionsgate’s 2017 Power Rangers film.
Directed by Dean Israelite, Power Rangers stars stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader as Alpha 5, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon. Here’s the official synopsis:
SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens 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 they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Power Rangers is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.