'Power Rangers' Movie Release Date 2016 Officially Announced
Lionsgate and Saban Brands announced that they will be bringing back the Power Rangers for a big screen movie recently and now they have officially set July 22, 2016 as the release date. The movie will be in celebration 20 years since the series started. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are writing the script for the upcoming movie with Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Allison Shearmur and Roberto Orci producing.
"Power Rangers" Creator Haim Saban on its released statement on MTV expressed it will be unique than that of the first Power Rangers movie, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie," that was released in 1995. The new film aims to create a legacy of its own. "Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level, they have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from "The Hunger Games" to "Twilight" and "Divergent," Saban said in a report by IGN.
MTV ran a possible 'fantasy cast' for the upcoming Power Rangers movie and among the popular names were Liam Hemsworth for the character of Jason, the Red Ranger. Other artists casted were Michael B. Jordan as Tommy or Green Ranger, Chloe Grace Moretz as Kimberly or Pink Ranger, Jack Gleeson as Billy or Blue Ranger, Jamie Chung as Trini or Yellow Ranger, Roshon Fegan as Zach or Black Ranger, Jason David Frank as Zordon, Meryl Streep as Rita Repulsa and Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as Bulk and Skull.
The Power Rangers were portrayed in different-colored costumes, and abilities. Below is a list of the first Power Rangers, their unique set of colors, powers, weapons, and beast-like Zords.
The Red Power Ranger is the leader of the group, with great martial arts skills. He dons the Red tyrannosaurus-inspired "morph" costume, which is akin to his robot vehicle Zord. His weapon for combat is the "Power Sword." It's the only weapon among the Power Rangers' arsenal that doesn't have a second function.
The Blue Power Ranger is the geeky guy of the group, who eventually became better and stronger in combat. His morp costume is that of a triceratops. The Blue Ranger uses the "Power Lance," which can be split into two individual Sai blades. He can use the separated blades to generate damaging electricity.
The Black Power Ranger is the athletic and multi-talented guy of the group. He has the black mastodon-inspired costume. His weapon is the "Power Axe" that can be converted to a "Power Cannon."
The Yellow Power Ranger is the shy girl of the group but fights with her kung fu. She dons the yellow saber-toothed tiger costume. She wields a twin pair of "Power Daggers" which are effective for melee and long-ranged combat. Its second function is generating an energy double slash.
The Pink Power Ranger is the cute popular school girl recruited into the group. She wears the skirted pink pterodactyl-themed costume and fires arrows using the "Power Bow," which can also transform into a harp.
The Green Ranger first appears as a villain to the original five Power Rangers. After being free from Rita Repulsa's brainwashing grip, he later joined the Power Rangers group, and later became the White Ranger. His weapon of choice was the "Dragon Dagger." Aside from its combat uses, the Dagger was used to summon the "Dragonzord."
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