The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers began on FOX in 1993, and it featured Amy Jo Johnson and Jason David Frank. Since then, the network has seen several different incarnations. The first live action series focused on five different rangers, and a planned Power Rangers movie will focus on the original characters created for that live action series.
According to Cinema Blend, that announcement was made via Twitter on Friday. That means the planned film is not a revival but a true reboot of the popular children’s live action series.
⚡️ ⚡️ IT’S MORPHIN TIME, Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Billy & Trini! #PowerRangersMovie, coming 2017!
— Power Rangers (@PowerRangers) October 30, 2015
There is one notable exclusion from the tweet. There is no mention of Tommy, who later become the sixth power ranger on the series. Jason David Frank has been pushing for the new film, so the absence of Tommy is odd.
Casting has been on-going for the film in recent weeks. The new Power Rangers film is currently set for a 2017 release.
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