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Characters’ Names Announced for “Power Rangers”

In case you’ve been wondering what characters we’ll see in the upcoming Power Rangers movie, a tweet has been released, revealing them to be none other than the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

IT’S MORPHIN TIME, Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Billy & Trini! #PowerRangersMovie, coming 2017!

(Courtesy: @PowerRangers via Twitter)

Tsuyoshi Nonaka Reveals Photos of Legacy Thunder Megazord

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Acclaimed tokusatsu mecha artist Tsuyoshi Nonaka has given fans a first look at the Legacy Thunder Megazord. Best known for his work on the Soul of Chogokin line of collector’s toys based on mecha from 70’s and 80’s anime, Nonaka has been an integral part of designing the Power Rangers Legacy series.

While no exact date has been announced, Bandai representatives told fans earlier this year at San Diego Comic Con to expect the Legacy Thunder Megazord to hit Toys”R”Us shelves in the spring of 2016 at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

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Episode 192: Interview with Alyson Kiperman Sullivan

No Pink Spandex – Episode 192: Interview with Alyson Kiperman Sullivan (1:11:35, 49 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J and Spy
Topics: We talk with Alyson Kiperman Sullivan (Taylor from Power Rangers Wild Force) about her first acting roles, auditioning for Wild Force, her castmates, her upcoming projects (including one that’s super secret), and much more!

Links

Alyson Kiperman Sullivan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008295870450

Sullivan Farms GoFundMe Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/sullivancommercial

It’s not too late to donate to get your Power Ranger perk!

Becky G is Yellow Ranger in Power Rangers Movie

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Singer Becky G has been named for the role of the Yellow Ranger in the Power Rangers film slated for 2017. Her acting credits include a recent role on Fox’s Empire.

(Courtesy: @PowerRangersMovie via Instagram)

Erin Cahill in “Bones”

Erin Cahill (Jen from Power Rangers Time Force) appeared in the October 22 episode of Fox’s Bones.

She plays Ashley, wife of one of the fantasy football league murder suspects and who was having an affair with the victim.  The episode is #1104, “The Carpals in the Coy-Wolves”.

(Courtesy: kalenabear from Rangerboard)

RJ Cyler is Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Movie

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RJ Cyler has been named for the role of the Blue Ranger for the Power Rangers film slated for 2017. His work includes Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and the upcoming War Machine starring Brad Pitt.

(Courtesy: @PowerRangersMovie via Instagram)

Ludi Lin is Black Ranger in Power Rangers Movie

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Ludi Lin has been named for the role of the Black Ranger in the Power Rangers film slated for 2017. His work includes a small role in the Marco Polo series on Netflix and the Chinese film Monster Hunt.

(Courtesy: @PowerRangersMovie via Instagram)

Dacre Montgomery is Red Ranger in Power Rangers Movie

Dacre Montgomery

Dacre Montgomery has been named for the role the Red Ranger in the Power Rangers film slated for 2017.  His work includes Betrand the Terrible and Family Tree.

(Courtesy: @PowerRangersMovie via Instagram)

Cameron Jebo in Gorilla Glue Commercial

Cameron Jebo (Orion from Power Rangers Super Megaforce) appears in a new ad for Gorilla Glue.

He’s running from a masked serial killer when the blade of his ax comes off and he gets the help of a gorilla to stick it back on.

(Courtesy: ShinySephiroth from Rangerboard)

Eka Darville Interview with IGN

Eka Darville (Scott from Power Rangers RPM) conducted a brief interview with IGN at New York Comic Con discussing his new role on Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

Toward the end, he’s asked about Power Rangers RPM and the massive success of its cast members.

Legacy MMPR Communicator at New York Comic Con 2015

Thanks to Dekablue on Twitter, we can now take a look at the Legacy MMPR Communicator. Comes with interchangeable bands.

Naomi Scott is Pink Ranger in Power Rangers Movie



Naomi Scott has been named for the role of Kimberly cast as the Pink Ranger in the Power Rangers film slated for 2017. Her recent work includes The Martian and Terra Nova.

Updated 10/8/15: Saban Brands nor Lionsgate have not yet mentioned the character’s name of the Pink Ranger.

(Courtesy: @PowerRangersMovie via Instagram)

Elie Dekel Leaves Saban Brands

In an interview with License! Global, president of Saban Brands Elie Dekel has announced his stepping down as head of the company effective immediately.  He will, however, remain with Saban Brands as a senior advisor while he pursues other interests.  Launched in 2010, Saban Brands celebrates its fifth year of operation by already having  more than quintupled its first-year retail sales.

“Five years ago we accomplished what we intended to do and then some,” says Dekel. “That spirit and productivity will continue through the company. It was the right time for me to leave, and the company is in a very strong position.”

Chosen as the new leader of Saban Brands is their first-ever Chief Executive Officer Janet Hsu, the president and Chief Operating Officer of Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty.  Her new role begins officially on August 17.

“Janet is a visionary leader with a strong track record for driving global business expansion and leading innovative strategies,” says Adam Chesnoff, president and chief operating officer, Saban Capital Group, to whom Hsu will report. “Janet has been responsible for some of the world’s largest and most successful brands. Her extensive and diverse background across licensing, merchandising and retail has led to many major accomplishments. We look forward to working closely with her at Saban Brands to continue to grow the company and its expanding portfolio of brands.”

Power Rangers Movie to Shoot in Vancouver

According to the website yvrshoots, the Directors Guild of Canada has announced the shooting location of the upcoming Power Rangers feature film.

Under the production code “SHIRT”, filming is currently scheduled to take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from January 18 through April 12 of next year.

Written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, directed by Dean Israelite, and produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, 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.

Ciara Hanna in “The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story”

Ciara Hanna (Gia from Power Rangers Megaforce) will play Heather Locklear in Lifetime’s upcoming The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story. CBS’s The Insider took a behind-the-scenes at the feature.

The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story will air October 10 on Lifetime.

(Courtesy: ShyRanger from Rangerboard)

Jack Guzman in “Extant”

Jack Guzman (Danny from Power Rangers Wild Force) appeared in the August 19 episode of CBS’s Extant.

He’s the carnival security guard Molly asks for help to find her father.  The episode is #209, “The Other Side”.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey Confirmed as Power Rangers Movie producers

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the successful movie producing team of Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey discuss how they came together, their numerous hits (and some misses) in the theaters, and their slate of what’s to come.  Bowen also mentions why he came on board for Lionsgate’s Power Rangers film.

When I was very young I lived in Japan for three years. It was at a time when there were probably four stations. All you could watch were Japanese-language shows, so I started to fall in love with Japanese superheroes. When I moved out to Los Angeles in the early ’90s, I’d nostalgically watch the Power Rangers, and it would put a smile on my face. Now I watch it with my 3-year-olds. Some of these stories were wonderful, and it’s exciting trying to update it for a modern audience.

Written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, directed by Dean Israelite, 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.

Power Rangers Movie Character Summaries

In a report from Collider, sources close to them have given the character descriptions of the five main characters from the upcoming Power Rangers feature film.

  • Jason – 17 years old, the makings of someone or something great if he would just get out of his own way. Jason was a legend of this town—a freshman quarterback with the skills to take him all the way. People knew his name. Children wore his jersey. Until, one night Jason wrapped his car around a pole and busted out his knee. Everything Jason was going to become ended in an instant. And with it, he lost himself. When we meet him at the start of the film, he’s a kid in need of redemption. By the end, he’ll be leading this disparate group of teens to shed their individual baggage and find who they truly are.
  • Kimberly – 17 years old, unconventionally cool all in a way the popular girls wish they were. In fact, she was one of those girls, but isn’t anymore. Not since she’s returned to school after an absence of 6 months. Rumors are flying as to why; rumors she seems not to care about, because she’s come back with this new rebel-without-a-cause, edgy attitude. But the truth is, it’s all masking a deep secret that makes her feel profoundly vulnerable.
  • Trini – 17 years old, mysterious and extremely bright. Her parents constantly move for work, making Trini the perpetual new girl to any school. A loner who owns it, Trini is self-sufficient, contemplative, but always observant. All she wants is to find her gang of friends, but she’ll never admit it – least of all to herself.
  • Billy – 17 years old, slight and awkward. Billy is challenged in his abilities to communicate and interact socially. Whip-smart and sweet, but always odd. Sometimes in a fun way, sometimes not, Billy is a kid with no filter. Showing his emotions, understanding sarcasm, and dealing with his OCD is a constant challenge. Has never really had any friends and instantly gravitates towards Jason.
  • Zack – 17 years old, always the life of the party. Filled with bravado and swagger, Zack’s tough and cool on the exterior. A charming guy who’s never had trouble with the one-liner, nor lacked confidence around women. A great athlete that’s never wanted to play on any team but his own. Zack advertises everything about himself, except the truth, which is that he lives in a trailer park with his single mom, and because of it, feels deeply inferior to all his peers.

Written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, directed by Dean Israelite, and produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, 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.

Brian Casentini New Senior VP of Power Rangers Brand

In a report from Business Wire, former Senior Vice President of Development and Production at Saban Brands Brian Casentini has been named the new Senior Vice President of the Power Rangers franchise exclusively.  This means he will a have a hand in all creative elements of the television series, and as previously announced will serve as an executive producer of the upcoming feature film.

From Joel Andryc, current interim President of Saban Brands: “We are pleased to appoint Brian Casentini to a more focused role overseeing the Power Rangers franchise.  Brian has been instrumental in elevating Power Rangers since Saban re-acquired the brand in 2010, and there is no one better suited to take it to the next level.”

Chosen to fill Brian’s position as Senior Vice President of Development and Production at Saban Brands is Rich Magallanes, a high-powered producer at Nickelodeon who was instrumental in the success of such cartoons as SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents, and helped develop the newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

Christina Masterson in “Toyota” Commercial

Christina Masterson (Emma from Power Rangers Megaforce) is in a new commercial for the Toyota Corolla.  She’s sitting in the passenger seat taking in the sights on the open road at nightfall.