Dean Israelite, director of the upcoming Power Rangers film, spoke briefly with IGN about its current stage of development and what we can expect from the impending theatrical feature:
“I think it’s going to be a fun, joyful [movie] but one that feels completely grounded in a real world, with real characters going through real things.”
Written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, and produced by Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur, this film is a development of Lionsgate and Saban Brands. It will be released in theaters on January 13, 2017.
Reiko Chiba (Mei from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger) announced on her Facebook page that she will be attending Power Morphicon in 2016 on “8/12/2016.” This leads one to believe that PMC will be the weekend of August 12-14, 2016.
No official word yet from Power Morphicon on dates for next year.
Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Spy
Topics: We talk with Ciara Hanna (Gia from Power Rangers Megaforce) about her stint on reality television, auditioning for Megaforce, her castmates, and the Megaforce finale. We also are visited by Mikey and Jonathan from Rangerstop’s Superhero Toy & Comic-Con who make a very special announcement about their newest guest. WE ALSO have a surprise ranger guest drop in! It’s a packed show!
The Wrap reports that during Lionsgate’s rundown of their upcoming films, they’ve shown their absolute faith in the success of the impending Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie despite it no longer bowing during the summer months, explaining that they see it as a “significant series of movies.”
From Lionsgate Motion Pictures Group Co-Chairman Rob Friedman:
“We’re very excited and with Dean’s [Israelite] vision; we felt very comfortable looking for opportunistic dating,” he explained. “We really believe that great movies deliver no matter what date they’re on.”
And from Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer:
“We’re picking a date where we think we can win.”
Directed by Dean Israelite, written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, and produced by Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur, this film is a development of Lionsgate and Saban Brands. It will be released in theaters on January 13, 2017.
Mike Chaturantabut (Chad from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue) appeared in the May 12 episode of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
He’s one of the Inhumans flanking Gordon when they teleport onto S.H.I.E.L.D.’s sea base, going uncredited because he has no speaking parts. The episode is #222, “S.O.S. Part Two”.
Erin Cahill (Jen from Power Rangers Time Force) is in a new commercial for Land Rover. She is part of a wedding party that gets caught in the rain on their way to the altar and hurry into the SUV. She sits in the middle of the backseat and has one line.
Ilia Volok (Master Org from Power Rangers Wild Force) will be appearing in the May 11 episode of CBS’s 2 Broke Girls, according to the network’s May sweeps press release.
He’ll play Yuri, in an episode which is touted to reveal a hidden motivation Oleg has had to marry Sophie. The episode is #421, “And the Grate Expectations”.
Almost one year since production was first announced, and a month after the director had finally been chosen, The Wrap reports that the upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers film is no longer slated for its initial July 22, 2016 release. Instead, it will bow six months later, on January 13, 2017.
Written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, and produced by Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur, this film is a development of Lionsgate and Saban Brands.
One month shy of a year since production was first announced, both The Wrap and Variety report that negotiations are now in play to nab the director for the upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers film.
Dean Israelite, whose directing credits include the time-traveling feature film Project Almanac, is said to be a huge fan of the Power Rangers and apparently turned down opportunities to direct other high-profile franchise films waiting for one that properly suited him.
Israelite seemed like a long shot for the job, given the popularity of the property and his relative inexperience helming feature films, but after a presentation that blew away studio execs, Lionsgate is said to have decided to give Israelite the job fairly quickly.
Written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, and produced by Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur, this film is a development of Lionsgate and Saban Brands. It will be released in theaters on July 22, 2016.
Angie Diaz (Vida from Power Rangers Mystic Force) is in a new commercial for Summer’s Eve. She plays a mom strutting in a grocery store while pushing a shopping cart and her son stares at her wondering what’s up with her.
She was on to promote The CW’s iZombie, describing her role as taking a long time in the makeup chair, something where her skill sets are constantly challenged, and being referred to as a “ZILF”.
Last Call With Carson Daly airs weeknights at 1:35 AM on NBC.
Nikolai Nikolaeff (Dominic from Power Rangers Jungle Fury) has a recurring role on the upcoming Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil. The report from SuperHeroHype:
Nikolai Nikolaeff (“Camp,” “Sea Patrol”) and Gideon Emery (“Grimm,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2”) as Vladimir and Anatoly, two Russian brothers looking to forge new names for themselves in America.
“With an already tremendous cast, these six actors help to fully flesh out Matt Murdock’s world and give life to Hell’s Kitchen,” said Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb. “We’ve been blessed to work with such amazing actors on this series to create a truly remarkable first season.”
Starring Charlie Cox as the Man Without Fear, “Marvel’s Daredevil” will premiere all 13 episodes on Netflix April 10.
(Courtesy: Zhane from Rangerboard)
Joseph Kahn, director/producer/co-writer of the viral fan film POWER/RANGERS conducted an interview with KABC-7’s George Pennachio for their 11:00 PM broadcast on February 26, 2015.
Eka Darville (Scott from Power Rangers RPM) has booked a role on the upcoming Netflix series Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones. The report from Marvel’s official website:
Eka Darville plays Malcolm, a neighbor of Jessica’s whose own journey will intertwine with her quest in a surprising way.
“Eka brings such depth, humor and nuanced performance to the characters he plays, which makes him the perfect person to portray Malcolm,” says Executive Producer Melissa Rosenberg. “I’m looking forward to seeing what he will bring to this role.”
(Courtesy: Digifiend from Rangerboard)
Eka Darville (Scott from Power Rangers RPM) is beginning a recurring role in the February 25 episode of Fox’s Empire.
He’ll play Ryan Morgan, a music industry videographer who takes a romantic interest in Jamal, perhaps being the person he needs that understands how tough the business can be. The episode is #108, “The Lyon’s Den”.
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Here is our glimpse into the Power Rangers 2015 toy line from Bandai America including demos of various toys coming in Fall 2015. We will be updating throughout the day with photos and more news. In the meantime, check out our video below!
Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Spy, and Karen
Topics: Originally recorded February 1, 2015. We talk about Rick Medina getting arrested for murder, Power Rangers Origins leaked trailer, and Power Rangers Dino Charge Episode 1 “Powers from the Past.”
One of the newer assortments from the Power Rangers’ endless line is the Armored Rangers series. Debuting last year, I first took notice of it when I saw that the Super Megaforce Red Ranger figure came complete with weapons from past seasons such as ZEO and SPD. The line expanded to include the Red, Green, and White Rangers from Mighty Morphin’. It’s good to see the continuation of this assortment with Dino Charge and I decided that now would be as good of a time as ever to get my first hand’s on experience with it.
On Sunday, February 1, 2015, TMZ broke the story about Rick Medina a.k.a. Ricardo Medina, Jr. (Cole from Power Rangers Wild Force) being arrested for stabbing his roommate Joshua Sutter in the stomach with a sword after an altercation:
According to law enforcement … Medina retreated to his bedroom with his girlfriend — but Sutter forced his way into the bedroom … and that’s when Medina allegedly stabbed him once in the abdomen with the sword.
Medina called 911 and waited for for cops to arrive. He was arrested and booked for murder. Sutter was transported to a hospital … where he was pronounced dead.
ABC7.com is now reporting that the charges against Medina for murder were dropped today and the district attorney is requesting further investigation. Medina was released today at approximately 1:00 PM PT.
UPDATE (9:13PM ET):