The 30th Anniversary special and a slew of other Power Rangers announcements, including new toy releases via Hasbro Pulse, were were made today by Entertainment Weekly. Many of the original Power Rangers will reprise their roles in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once and Always, a new Power Rangers special that has set an April 19th, 2023 global premiere date on Netflix.
Something Familiar Yet New
Executive producer Simon Bennett will work with director Charlie Haskell on the project. On the new special, Becca Barnes and Alwyn Dale wrote the scripts. This was the first Power Rangers project that we’ve worked on that doesn’t use Japanese footage, Barnes said in an interview with Hasbro Pulse, adding that “it has really given the show a freedom that we haven’t had before.” Teasing a bit more for fans to expect, writers teased we’ll be see some familiar places and also the return of some familiar lines that we used to hear and use back in the day. Also, the creators noted that when creating the show, they sought to strike a good balance between “90s nostalgia and the TV of today.”
Something to Catch Up On
Four Power Rangers movies are still available on Netflix in the US as of the time of publication, and most other foreign territories do as well. Power Rangers: Dino Fury is still only available on Netflix under the Original banner. Super Ninja Steel, Beast Morphers, and the four Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers classic seasons are also available on Netflix US. Numerous prior seasons were removed from Netflix in early 2021, and they have yet to be added back.
Despite the lack of information now accessible regarding the project, it has been previously rumored that filming had begun some time in the summer of 2019, which would coincide with the anticipated 2023 release. The film will reportedly feature a time-travel component, which will enable it to relate to the TV franchise in a way that hasn’t been done previously with any other Power Rangers efforts. Jonathan Entwistle is presently set to direct the film.
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