UPDATED: ‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Gets Expected PG-13 Rating


(Heroic Hollywood editor-in-chief and The Wrap film reporter Umberto Gonzalez cautioned that any rating talk is premature.

The original story follows.)

In the week’s least-surprising news so far, the upcoming Power Rangers movie will not be nudity-filled gore-fest, instead receiving its expected youth-friendly rating of PG-13.

Last year’s Deadpool and this March’s Logan (as well as the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition) have embraced the R-rating to change up the aging superhero genre and there is precedent for such darkness in the Rangers-verse, thanks for an acclaimed short film made just before this reboot began production.

The below video is a trailer from the Power Rangers VR Experience, which was promoted at Qualcomm’s presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show. It comes courtesy of Power Rangers NOW.

The official #PowerRangersMovie@Qualcomm Virtual Reality Experience trailer! pic.twitter.com/1a5fEwqpMy

— Power Rangers NOW (@PowerRangersNOW) January 10, 2017

Directed by Dean Israelite, Power Rangers stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G., with Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as Zordon. It hits theaters March 24. Here’s the 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.

Source: Power Rangers NOW

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