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The new Power Rangers movie will have continuity with the TV series

Jul. 21, 2014by:

Back in May we were stunned to hear Lionsgate and Saban Brands announce a new POWER RANGERS movie; then last week we learned that X-MEN: FIRST CLASS scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stenz will be writing the screenplay. Needless to say, fans of the many incarnations of the Rangers were wondering how this might stand with the popular TV series we all watched (admit it).

TRANSFORMERS and STAR TREK producer Roberto Orci recently opened up to IGN about their plans for the movie which is still in very early stages. He revealed that the film will exist in continuity with the world of the TV series and also discussed the kind of research that he, Miller, and Stenz have been doing in preparation for the script. Let’s check out some quotes!

Orci said he and the writing team have been researching the history of Power Rangers:

“One of the first things we did was learn and read… [Saban] has 600 pages of research that they have on their stuff. We read through the synopsis of everything they did and we are actually taking into account quite a bit of the canon in a real way. We’re not just a leave it behind reboot. [Haim] Saban cares very much about that. This is something that he created. I had to go to his house, personally, to tell him, ‘Listen, I’m your man. Miller and Stenz, these are your guys. I promise you I won’t ruin your franchise.’ And he said, ‘It’s very important to me, because kids around the world know what the Power Rangers are. So you can’t just come in here and walk all over it. It better be consistent with what I’ve been doing.’ And I said, ‘Yes sir!’”

Whether the Power Rangers movie will exist within the continuity of the TV show:

“It’s got a continuity within the world. I can’t tell you what, but it does have continuity.”

Finally, when asked about possible cameos from the original cast:

“Of course. That’s something we want to rely on the Saban group to tell us. They have a lot of internal knowledge of their franchise and we’re just learning now. We’ve seen it only as fans, but they actually know it inside and out, so I’d love to know what fans want to see.”

My recollection of this series involves me sitting down after school and watching it with a Pop-Tart and or a subsequent Pizza Pop. Terrible food along with a sound effect-filled martial arts; it was pretty sweet. I don’t think there will be as many people screaming about the canon of this movie as there were about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but I’m sure there are passionate fans out there waiting to hear more. I hope they keep the campy style intact though, I would be inclined to check it out; and I could always use another Pop-Tart.

Are you interested at all in this new movie? What do you remember most about the show?

Also, this happened:

Extra Tidbit: Sadly, the first yellow Power Ranger Thuy Trang died in 2001 in a vehicle collision.
Source: IGN

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11:22AM on 07/22/2014
LOL so this means that they will have female power ranges played by male characters sweet.
LOL so this means that they will have female power ranges played by male characters sweet.
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9:48AM on 07/22/2014
Haim Saban has clearly not matured with his audience. I understand that children still watch whatever incarnation the series is in now...but fans of the first round of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers would much rather see something along the lines of X-Men: First Class.

A darker and more serious tone would make for a wicked movie.
Haim Saban has clearly not matured with his audience. I understand that children still watch whatever incarnation the series is in now...but fans of the first round of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers would much rather see something along the lines of X-Men: First Class.

A darker and more serious tone would make for a wicked movie.
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6:33PM on 07/22/2014
That is exactly why the franchise has never reached its full potential. When you make a family show or movie, it has to be something that people of ALL ages can enjoy. But POWER RANGERS (and SUPER SENTAI) was conceived as something targeted only at kids. There are seasons where the show did get dark (certain characters died!), but it always goes back to being childish and cheesy.

There ARE adult fans but they're the minority. And among them, only a % admits to being a fan. It's the children
That is exactly why the franchise has never reached its full potential. When you make a family show or movie, it has to be something that people of ALL ages can enjoy. But POWER RANGERS (and SUPER SENTAI) was conceived as something targeted only at kids. There are seasons where the show did get dark (certain characters died!), but it always goes back to being childish and cheesy.

There ARE adult fans but they're the minority. And among them, only a % admits to being a fan. It's the children that influence the ratings and that buy all the toys and memorabilia.
9:38AM on 07/22/2014

I want THOSE turtles back in the movies...

I am very pumped for the Power Rangers movie. I really hope it focuses on the original series though and not the newer Disney/Nickelodeon stuff. I want the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers back.

But that clip of the turtles and rangers kicking butt makes me REALLY wish we had those turtles back in this new TMNT movie. That one clip from like 15 years ago looks 10 times better than the CGI shitstorm we are getting this year.
I am very pumped for the Power Rangers movie. I really hope it focuses on the original series though and not the newer Disney/Nickelodeon stuff. I want the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers back.

But that clip of the turtles and rangers kicking butt makes me REALLY wish we had those turtles back in this new TMNT movie. That one clip from like 15 years ago looks 10 times better than the CGI shitstorm we are getting this year.
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10:29AM on 07/22/2014
I couldn't agree more about TMNT. I've said this before but, in my opinion, the original 1990 movie got it 100% right. Tonally, and the spherically absolutely everything was dead on. And like you said the turtles look fantastic. Ironic, considering that was 24 years ago.
I couldn't agree more about TMNT. I've said this before but, in my opinion, the original 1990 movie got it 100% right. Tonally, and the spherically absolutely everything was dead on. And like you said the turtles look fantastic. Ironic, considering that was 24 years ago.
11:56PM on 07/21/2014

Here's an idea...

The Power Rangers were outed to the public after saving the world. Haim Saban then made several saturday morning shows and ran the concept into the ground. Then the real Rangers have to come back 15 years later to save the world again. This way the show technically IS canon, but it can be like a show people watched within the new movie. You could have the real guys pissed that the people that played them made so much money over the years without their permission. It could be kinda meta, but a
The Power Rangers were outed to the public after saving the world. Haim Saban then made several saturday morning shows and ran the concept into the ground. Then the real Rangers have to come back 15 years later to save the world again. This way the show technically IS canon, but it can be like a show people watched within the new movie. You could have the real guys pissed that the people that played them made so much money over the years without their permission. It could be kinda meta, but a lot of fun.
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6:28PM on 07/22/2014
What a coincidence, because when the NINJA TURTLES appeared on the show (the clip above), they said "What?! The POWER RANGERS?! Come on! Everyone knows they're just comic book characters". The NINJA STORM RANGERS had the same conversation before becoming RANGERS. That's one of the biggest inconsistencies in the show. There have been RANGERS all over the world (and in other planets and galaxies as well),so everyone should know about them.

Now, your idea sounds very clever. But being outed
What a coincidence, because when the NINJA TURTLES appeared on the show (the clip above), they said "What?! The POWER RANGERS?! Come on! Everyone knows they're just comic book characters". The NINJA STORM RANGERS had the same conversation before becoming RANGERS. That's one of the biggest inconsistencies in the show. There have been RANGERS all over the world (and in other planets and galaxies as well),so everyone should know about them.

Now, your idea sounds very clever. But being outed isn't an issue. A lot of RANGERS have revealed their identities to people they know, and they have revealed it to the whole world during final battles. Also, there are teams like LIGHTSPEED RESCUE and S.P.D. that never hide their identity (they don't respect ZORDON's rules).
11:16PM on 07/21/2014
I truly respect Saban for sticking to his guns on this. Can't speak to if it's the right decision (at least they've got some decent writers on the thing).

Actually, what I want to know is, when did the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get a female on their team, and what Renaissance-era artisan is she supposed to be named for?
I truly respect Saban for sticking to his guns on this. Can't speak to if it's the right decision (at least they've got some decent writers on the thing).

Actually, what I want to know is, when did the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get a female on their team, and what Renaissance-era artisan is she supposed to be named for?
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9:44AM on 07/22/2014
She was introduced in the live action TV series. Venus, if I remember correctly.
She was introduced in the live action TV series. Venus, if I remember correctly.
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8:52PM on 07/21/2014

What this REALLY means.

1) It won't be a dark gritty reboot. It won't even be like PACIFIC RIM. In order to be canon, it'll have to be campy as usual.
2) It won't be about the MIGHTY MORPHIN' POWER RANGERS. I mean, the script writers could come up with an excuse to recover the powers (that has happened before), but then a new group would become this team. And fans wouldn't like that.
3) It'll feel like a long TV episode, because wrapping things up would affect the show. Bummer!
4) They'll use miniatures with very
1) It won't be a dark gritty reboot. It won't even be like PACIFIC RIM. In order to be canon, it'll have to be campy as usual.
2) It won't be about the MIGHTY MORPHIN' POWER RANGERS. I mean, the script writers could come up with an excuse to recover the powers (that has happened before), but then a new group would become this team. And fans wouldn't like that.
3) It'll feel like a long TV episode, because wrapping things up would affect the show. Bummer!
4) They'll use miniatures with very little CGI instead of full CGI like the 1995 movie. Great!
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8:33PM on 07/21/2014
Original Green Ranger or tits or GTFO.
Original Green Ranger or tits or GTFO.
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9:40AM on 07/22/2014
He is doing a show now called "My Mighty Morphin Life" its just another basic reality show following him around from day to day, but its the flippin Green Power Ranger!! How could you not watch him buy groceries!

He already said he would be up to reprising the role forever, he actually still makes cameos to this day on the shows.
He is doing a show now called "My Mighty Morphin Life" its just another basic reality show following him around from day to day, but its the flippin Green Power Ranger!! How could you not watch him buy groceries!

He already said he would be up to reprising the role forever, he actually still makes cameos to this day on the shows.
8:29PM on 07/21/2014
Still not a fan of the adapted series (I'm a Super Sentai fan all the way, the original Japanese version) but I'll give this a go. At the end of the day I just want to see giant robots.
Still not a fan of the adapted series (I'm a Super Sentai fan all the way, the original Japanese version) but I'll give this a go. At the end of the day I just want to see giant robots.
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8:27PM on 07/21/2014
Holy fuck! That clip was freakin' awesome! When the fuck did that happened?! I would have creamed my pjs if I saw that when I was 6.
Holy fuck! That clip was freakin' awesome! When the fuck did that happened?! I would have creamed my pjs if I saw that when I was 6.
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8:27PM on 07/21/2014
Happen* I'm a stickler for words.
Happen* I'm a stickler for words.
8:45PM on 07/21/2014
That was POWER RANGERS IN SPACE in 1998.
That was POWER RANGERS IN SPACE in 1998.
8:20PM on 07/21/2014
I just hope the tone for this film is in the same vein as Pacific Rim considering that's maybe the closest film we might get out of the Power Rangers that's similar.
I just hope the tone for this film is in the same vein as Pacific Rim considering that's maybe the closest film we might get out of the Power Rangers that's similar.
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9:22PM on 07/21/2014
I agree. I hope Power Rangers can be a bit lighthearted yet Pacific Rim fun because Pacific Rim took itself way too serious.
I agree. I hope Power Rangers can be a bit lighthearted yet Pacific Rim fun because Pacific Rim took itself way too serious.
8:18PM on 07/21/2014
Well hopefully they mean continuity from the Mighty Morphin ones only. Cameos would be fun, Amy Jo Johnson looks mostly the same.
Well hopefully they mean continuity from the Mighty Morphin ones only. Cameos would be fun, Amy Jo Johnson looks mostly the same.
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8:46PM on 07/21/2014
What do you mean? All the TV series have the same continuity.
What do you mean? All the TV series have the same continuity.
9:22AM on 07/22/2014
I agree that Amy Jo Johnson looks like time stood still, the others... not so much. Also I wouldn't hold out hope for a cameo, in interviews and some thing for Vh1, she seemed embarrassed by it and seemed to distance herself from it.
I agree that Amy Jo Johnson looks like time stood still, the others... not so much. Also I wouldn't hold out hope for a cameo, in interviews and some thing for Vh1, she seemed embarrassed by it and seemed to distance herself from it.
7:40PM on 07/21/2014
Go Go Power Rangerssss!
Go Go Power Rangerssss!
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7:30PM on 07/21/2014
I'm down for this. Saban truly cares about the franchise and the impact it has had on kids worldwide. You can't fault the guy.
I'm down for this. Saban truly cares about the franchise and the impact it has had on kids worldwide. You can't fault the guy.
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8:31PM on 07/21/2014
Wasn't he the one who decided that the Black Ranger should be a black dude and Yellow Ranger an Asian?
Wasn't he the one who decided that the Black Ranger should be a black dude and Yellow Ranger an Asian?
8:56PM on 07/21/2014
Moonrider: That was a coincidence. With each team, they try to have as much diversity as possible. In other teams, blacks and asians have had other RANGER colors.
Moonrider: That was a coincidence. With each team, they try to have as much diversity as possible. In other teams, blacks and asians have had other RANGER colors.
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7:25PM on 07/21/2014
Well, we all have now an argument for re-watching the show without fear.
Well, we all have now an argument for re-watching the show without fear.
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9:00PM on 07/21/2014
You do know it consists of almost 800 episodes, right?
You do know it consists of almost 800 episodes, right?
7:21PM on 07/21/2014
They're probably thinking "see DC, it's not that hard!"
They're probably thinking "see DC, it's not that hard!"
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