The next ‘Power Rangers’ reboot will be as diverse as its original outing in the 90s.
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The next ‘Rangers‘ movie is currently in pre-production and will see work begin once its producers are able to shoot without exposing its cast and crew to COVID-19.
Today, information prised from its development room reveals that they are actively searching for actors from diverse backgrounds to portray some of its new heroes and plan to rewrite the rule book by making the next leader a woman.
Power Ranger groups have traditionally been fronted by men.
SABAN’s version of the long-running show saw each and every season graced with a diverse line-up…enlisting Walter Jones, Thuy Trang, Rocky DeSantos, Machiko Soga, Austin St. John, Nakia Burrise and Selwyn Ward to play Rangers during its Golden era.
Efforts to attract black movie goers come after the last ‘Power’ picture tanked at the box office.
‘Screen Rant’ adds…
With Paramount taking the reins from Lionsgate, the next version of Power Rangers promises to be very different – the question is whether or not it will be more successful. The 2017 reboot featured big names (although the only famous Power Ranger was singer Becky G), but still lost around $74 million at the box office and garnered a 50 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Its failure prematurely ended an arc that was expected to consist of around six films, a big hit to the franchise.
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