Hasbro is about to set up an all-new Power Rangers continuity that will bridge TV series and movies.
Hasbro’s eOne entertainment division is taking over full creative control of the Power Rangers franchise, and some big changes are on the way. A continuity relaunch is on the way and the television series and films will now be interconnected.
Jonathan Entwistle, creator of the Netflix series It’s the End of the F—ing World, was in development on a Power Rangers film at Paramount, but that project has now been canceled. Entwistle will now see his role expand and he will be overseeing the entire Power Rangers entertainment brand.
“Jonathan has an incredible creative vision for this iconic and hugely successful franchise, and is hands down the right architect to join us as we reimagine the television and film worlds of this property,” said eOne executives Nick Meyer and Michael Lombardo. “Across our slate, we are looking forward to working with the most talented storytellers as we take on Hasbro’s rich fan-favourite brands and build entertainment universes around them.”
“This is an unbelievable opportunity to deliver new Power Rangers to both new and existing generations of awaiting and adoring fans. We’ll bring the spirit of analog into the future, harnessing the action and storytelling that made this brand a success. I’m looking forward to working with the teams at eOne and Hasbro. Together, we can’t wait to share more Power Rangers with the world very soon,” said Entwistle.
The big question is if this will see the story head back to the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers storyline, or if it will somehow bring in the new teams that are being shown in Japan. We’ll just have to wait and see what Entwistle and eOne have ins tore for us.
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