‘Power Rangers’ Movie Gets a Release Date, Lionsgate Wants A Franchise

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Go, Go, Power Rangers!

Lionsgate has set a July 22, 2016 release date for the latest big screen adaptation of Power Rangers. The film, which is being written by X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, is being planned as the first installment in a potential franchise. No director or cast members have been revealed.

2016 is already being heralded by many entertainment writers as the biggest year in the history of film, and though we cannot speak for every month we can tell you July will be jam packed with major titles. The July 22 date for Power Rangers pits the film against King Arthur, which Warner Bros. also hopes will launch a new franchise. Additionally, Universal has a Bourne film planned for July 15 and Fox has the latest Planet Of The Apes on July 29. If Power Rangers is going to be a hit big enough to warrant a sequel, it will need to be pretty great (or make a lot of money).

This will not be the first time the Power Rangers have appeared on the silver screen. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie arrived at the peak of the television show’s popularity in 1995. It was not a hit with critics, but any film that makes $66 million on a budget of $15 million has done something right. You can view the film’s trailer below.

We’ll bring you more on the new Power Rangers film as more information becomes available.

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