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X-Men: First Class writers will pen the upcoming Power Rangers flick

07.15.2014

It hasn't been long since Lionsgate threatened the world with a new Power Rangers movie, and it seems they're intent on following through. First up in the pre-production mix is Roberto Orci. While he'll be plenty busy working on the next STAR TREK flick, he's also going to executive produce and assist with the story for the new Power Rangers film. The team that will be given scripting duties, however, are Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are most well-known for rebooting the X-Men series with X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. They also worked on THOR, as well as some TV in the form of The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe. I'm certainly in no position to say who is or isn't qualified to write a script for a new Power Rangers film, but these two have enough experience under their collective belts to handle it, I reckon. Given Orci's involvement, I have little doubt that this will be a "reboot" in the biggest sense of the word, and they'll be looking to drop the cheese entirely. I don't think the world of cinema has anything to lose either way, so I say, "bring it"!

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5:54PM on 07/16/2014

Tyrannosaurus!

Wonder if they will go with the whole dinosaur thing, or any sort of creature/theme idea for suits and zords etc.
Wonder if they will go with the whole dinosaur thing, or any sort of creature/theme idea for suits and zords etc.
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11:47AM on 07/16/2014

why not?

"we're the power rangers!" - red ranger
"oh, where's my autograph book?" - ivan ooze
so is skull and bulk gonna be in it? i want to hear their theme music.
"we're the power rangers!" - red ranger
"oh, where's my autograph book?" - ivan ooze
so is skull and bulk gonna be in it? i want to hear their theme music.
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5:05PM on 07/16/2014
I hope not. BULK & SKULL work for a TV series because of their weekly B plots. Actually, I hated seeing BULK & SPIKE (SKULL's son) in P.R. SAMURAI because, unlike the old seasons, their scenes had NOTHING to do with the main plot.
I hope not. BULK & SKULL work for a TV series because of their weekly B plots. Actually, I hated seeing BULK & SPIKE (SKULL's son) in P.R. SAMURAI because, unlike the old seasons, their scenes had NOTHING to do with the main plot.
6:44AM on 07/16/2014
Loved the Power Rangers when i was a kid so im definitley keen for a new movie just hope they put some work in to it and its not just a quick cash grab.
Loved the Power Rangers when i was a kid so im definitley keen for a new movie just hope they put some work in to it and its not just a quick cash grab.
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1:38AM on 07/16/2014
Would love to see a Power Rangers film done in 'X-Men: First Class' style. Would be a great stating point for the film and if successful enough, franchise.

JohnnyKranston is right though. The film has to have the Green Power Ranger involved in this. He was easily the best character from the show.
Would love to see a Power Rangers film done in 'X-Men: First Class' style. Would be a great stating point for the film and if successful enough, franchise.

JohnnyKranston is right though. The film has to have the Green Power Ranger involved in this. He was easily the best character from the show.
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6:16AM on 07/16/2014
wow! you are a cunt.
wow! you are a cunt.
6:29AM on 07/16/2014
what is first class style?
what is first class style?
1:38AM on 07/16/2014
Lol! I was never able to get into Power Ranger, even as a kid strangely enough. I don't know why but I AM really curious to see how this turns out.
Lol! I was never able to get into Power Ranger, even as a kid strangely enough. I don't know why but I AM really curious to see how this turns out.
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11:42PM on 07/15/2014
I hope they sink enough effort, talent and money into this so that it will surprise a bunch of people. I think the approach to take is to make it look cool and expensive, but consciously acknowledge the tacky, cheesy past of the property - perhaps like what Doctor Who does now.
I hope they sink enough effort, talent and money into this so that it will surprise a bunch of people. I think the approach to take is to make it look cool and expensive, but consciously acknowledge the tacky, cheesy past of the property - perhaps like what Doctor Who does now.
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11:18PM on 07/15/2014
I don't care what they do, as long as Jason Favid Frank has a cameo as Tommy Oliver.
I don't care what they do, as long as Jason Favid Frank has a cameo as Tommy Oliver.
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12:07AM on 07/16/2014
That'll depend on the plot. If it's an actual reboot, TOMMY will be played by a new actor.
That'll depend on the plot. If it's an actual reboot, TOMMY will be played by a new actor.
11:14PM on 07/15/2014
Uh oh, we're in trouble!! ;)
Uh oh, we're in trouble!! ;)
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12:09AM on 07/16/2014
This is because of the song from the 1st movie, right? You should edit your post and clarify, in order to avoid more thumbs down.
This is because of the song from the 1st movie, right? You should edit your post and clarify, in order to avoid more thumbs down.
1:38AM on 07/16/2014
Haha, I remember that song. From the band "Shampoo", right?
Haha, I remember that song. From the band "Shampoo", right?
11:07PM on 07/15/2014
This is great news. Great people behind it. It will definitely need the green ranger and don't change the outfit and helmet designs.
This is great news. Great people behind it. It will definitely need the green ranger and don't change the outfit and helmet designs.
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10:42PM on 07/15/2014
Abso-effing-lutely I want a 'serious' take on the Power Rangers! I'm psyched.
Abso-effing-lutely I want a 'serious' take on the Power Rangers! I'm psyched.
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8:27PM on 07/15/2014

Its not Super Sentai

If its not based on super sentai, then id rather watch two ducks make out, watching howard the duck. Ill pass!
If its not based on super sentai, then id rather watch two ducks make out, watching howard the duck. Ill pass!
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7:54PM on 07/15/2014
I'm definitely down to see a modernized dragon zord with today's cgi capabilities
I'm definitely down to see a modernized dragon zord with today's cgi capabilities
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7:53PM on 07/15/2014
I was old enough to remember Voltron by the time Power Rangers came out, can't they just make that instead? Please? And throw in Robotech while you're at it...
I was old enough to remember Voltron by the time Power Rangers came out, can't they just make that instead? Please? And throw in Robotech while you're at it...
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7:39PM on 07/15/2014

Let's see....

I liked the first two seasons of Morphin and LOVE In Space. This could work. They should go the tone of The Avengers and Pacific Rim.
I liked the first two seasons of Morphin and LOVE In Space. This could work. They should go the tone of The Avengers and Pacific Rim.
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7:35PM on 07/15/2014
There are videos where they did iconic fandom characters from separate universes and pitted them against each other, like Captain America vs. Master Chief, Wolverine vs. Predator. One of them was the White Ranger vs. Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. Someone in the comments brought up how the White Ranger telegraphs a lot of his special moves during which Scorpion could have easily taken him out. They need to remove the Rangers' capacity for telegraphing plus the 'hiyahs'. It wouldn't surprise me if
There are videos where they did iconic fandom characters from separate universes and pitted them against each other, like Captain America vs. Master Chief, Wolverine vs. Predator. One of them was the White Ranger vs. Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. Someone in the comments brought up how the White Ranger telegraphs a lot of his special moves during which Scorpion could have easily taken him out. They need to remove the Rangers' capacity for telegraphing plus the 'hiyahs'. It wouldn't surprise me if they did that here.

It'll also be interesting to see how the Zords will be designed.
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7:19PM on 07/15/2014
If done right, it could boost a new interest in Power Rangers series. So go ahead.
If done right, it could boost a new interest in Power Rangers series. So go ahead.
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8:56PM on 07/15/2014
I thought this reboot started because of the new interest in the POWER RANGERS series. Well, I think that interest came from the reunion of every single RANGER for the 20th anniversary, which has been foreshadowed since the 1st episode of MEGAFORCE.
I thought this reboot started because of the new interest in the POWER RANGERS series. Well, I think that interest came from the reunion of every single RANGER for the 20th anniversary, which has been foreshadowed since the 1st episode of MEGAFORCE.
10:05PM on 07/15/2014
Oh, really? I haven't watched Power Rangers in ages. I don't even know there was a reunion. Thanks for the heads up.
Oh, really? I haven't watched Power Rangers in ages. I don't even know there was a reunion. Thanks for the heads up.
6:29PM on 07/15/2014
There seems alternately to be endless possibilities and limitations with this thing. I mean, it's the epitome of cheese, but it could turn into a kind of Transformers or TMNT-style movie. The show catered to a really young audience, and has stretched out for a really long time, with different generations of Rangers that had different themes to them. Would they be going back to the original Mighty Morphin? Is the demand really that big for a dark, brooding (because that's what's in) bunch of
There seems alternately to be endless possibilities and limitations with this thing. I mean, it's the epitome of cheese, but it could turn into a kind of Transformers or TMNT-style movie. The show catered to a really young audience, and has stretched out for a really long time, with different generations of Rangers that had different themes to them. Would they be going back to the original Mighty Morphin? Is the demand really that big for a dark, brooding (because that's what's in) bunch of teenage martial artists who fight giant monsters? I definitely can see why Hollywood would want to do this, but aside from city-wrecking, I wouldn't expect much except maybe some better special effects.
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6:26PM on 07/15/2014

I'm down.

A "darker" reboot of the whole origan story can work. But do the original five in the first 10 minutes and focus more on the entire Green Ranger Saga( Bad and Good Tommy). Second movie do the White Ranger Saga and three new rangers storyline. Then finish it with rebooting the original movie.
A "darker" reboot of the whole origan story can work. But do the original five in the first 10 minutes and focus more on the entire Green Ranger Saga( Bad and Good Tommy). Second movie do the White Ranger Saga and three new rangers storyline. Then finish it with rebooting the original movie.
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6:06PM on 07/15/2014

Why not

They could make it super cool, and if it bombs I don't think anyone's feelings will be too hurt. The original show and movies (while nostalgic) are actually pretty horrible. And it will make enough money in the opening weekends to still turn a profit due to just the name.
They could make it super cool, and if it bombs I don't think anyone's feelings will be too hurt. The original show and movies (while nostalgic) are actually pretty horrible. And it will make enough money in the opening weekends to still turn a profit due to just the name.
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6:00PM on 07/15/2014
My friends and I have talked about this for a long time. It would be a greater franchise as a more serious and mature version. Not that goofy action humor. It has a good imaginative story. However, I am a bit tired of giant creatures and robots destroying things.
My friends and I have talked about this for a long time. It would be a greater franchise as a more serious and mature version. Not that goofy action humor. It has a good imaginative story. However, I am a bit tired of giant creatures and robots destroying things.
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8:52PM on 07/15/2014
Giant creatures and robots destroying things is the POWER RANGERS essence.
Giant creatures and robots destroying things is the POWER RANGERS essence.
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