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Key Power Rangers Executives Are Transitioning Out

Shamus Kelley Jan 28, 2020

Slowly but surely key creative talents on the Power Rangers brand have been leaving the franchise.

Things are changing in the world of Power Rangers. When the franchise was sold by Saban Brands to Hasbro in 2018 it was expected change was coming but it took until 2019 to really start to see the effects of the sale.

First up in March 2019 Jason Bischoff, the Global Franchise Director for Power Rangers, who had been with the franchise for three years was let go. In July Brian Casentini, Senior Vice President of Power Rangers Franchise Development and Production for Allspark Pictures and Executive Producer on Power Rangers Beast Morphers and Super Ninja Steel, left the franchise after being with it for ten years.

At the time he stated in an interivew with ComicBook.com that he departed to purse a number of projects he'd wanted to work on for a very long time but,
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Power Rangers Beast Morphers Season 2 Trailer and Release Date

Shamus Kelley Feb 18, 2020

Power Rangers Beast Morphers season 2 will air on Nickelodeon in 2020! Here's everything we know about the new season.

Power Rangers Beast Morphers will return! While the first season just wrapped up there's still more story to tell! The 27th season of Power Rangers will be the second season Power Rangers Beast Morphers and it's airing on Nickelodeon in 2020! Beast Morphers will continue to adapt footage from the Japanese Super Sentai series Go-Busters.

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Return Date

Power Rangers Beast Morphers' finally has a return date! Thanks to the Futon Critic we've learned the series will return on February 22, 2020! We've got a title and description for the upcoming episode here. The description was provided by The Cable Forum.

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Season 2 Episode 1 "Believe It Or Not"

The Rangers are skeptical when Steel says he's found clues that proves Evox may have returned.

We've also
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Power Rangers Beast Morphers season 2 trailer teases an epic team-up and the return of a legend

Hasbro and Nickelodeon revealed a new trailer for the second season of Power Rangers Beast Morphers which teases an epic team-up between the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, and Power Rangers Dino Charge, as well as the return of the original Red Ranger Jason Lee Scott (Austin St. John); watch the trailer here…

Power Rangers Beast Morphers season 2 features a cast that includes Rorrie D. Travis (Devon/Red Ranger), Jazz Baduwalia (Ravi/Blue Ranger), Jacqueline Scislowski (Zoey/Yellow Ranger), Colby Strong (Blaze Ranger), Liana Ramirez (Roxy), Abraham Rodriguez (Nate), Jamie Linehan (Steel/Silver Ranger), Kristina Ho (Betty), and Cosme Flores (Ben).

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‘Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid’ gets huge much-needed update!

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Gamers around the world now have access to new, free downloadable content (Dlc) for the recently released Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, developed by nWay. The content for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One will introduce several new elements requested by players including a new “story mode” by the acclaimed writer Kyle Higgins, in addition to new characters, battle arenas and voiceovers from original cast members. Highlights of the new content include:

Story Mode

Gamers can now play through an epic storyline written and voice directed by writer/director Kyle Higgins. The mode also features original artwork by Eisner Award-winning illustrator Dan Mora. In this new mode, players experience a re-imagining of the critically acclaimed Shattered Grid event from Boom! StudiosPower Rangers comic book series. When Lord Drakkon, an evil alternate version of Tommy Oliver, sets off a massive campaign across time and space to destroy all Power Rangers,
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Power Rangers Beast Morphers Return Date

Shamus Kelley Sep 14, 2019

Power Rangers Beast Morphers airs on Nickelodeon in 2019! Here's everything we know about the new season.

Power Rangers has just celebrated its 25th anniversary but the series is will continue! The 26th season will be Power Rangers Beast Morphers and its airing on Nickelodeon in 2019! Beast Morphers will adapt footage from the Japanese Super Sentai series Go-Busters. While this season had previously been skipped for adaption previously it now finally has a chance to shine!

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Return Date

Power Rangers Beast Morphers' long summer hiatus is finally over! New episodes have begin airing and we know the nex one will air September 21, 2019.

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Episode 10 "Thrills And Drills"

Ravi must face one of his worst fears when it interferes with his Ranger duties. Meanwhile, Evox sends Blaze and Roxy to collect data on the Rangers' beast powers, promising to upgrade one of them if they succeed.
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‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season 1′ DVD Review (Manga UK)

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“Judge me all you want, if you took the time to open this review based on the title, The Pink Ranger was Your first love too”

Back in January I brought you all the awesome news that Manga Entertainment UK had secured the rights to distribute the awesome 1993 classic series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on DVD for the first time in the UK… Ever. Obviously as a massive fan of the original series there was no way this was getting by me, You know for Nostalgia and stuff.

Well I got home from my family holiday a short while ago and was psyched to find the full series one boxset on my door mat and wasted no time in tearing through this 6-disc collection of my childhood viewing pleasures (my “Rosebud” if you like). So for anyone who cant remember how great this show was or even what it was
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The true stories behind Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie

Luke Owen sits down to interview some of the people behind Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie to find the stories behind the film…

Part way through the filming of the first season of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, producers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy found themselves in a quandary. The show was pulling in huge ratings and the merchandise was flying off the shelves to the point where they’d made over $1 billion in their first year, but three of its stars felt they were being underpaid for what they were doing. Austin St. John (The Red Ranger), Walter Jones (The Black Ranger) and Thuy Trang (The Yellow Ranger) felt their non-union contracts for several movies and forty more episodes were unfair, and as a result left the show to be replaced with stock footage and stunt doubles while their characters left to attend the World Peace Conference. “I
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Exclusive: Original 'Power Rangers' Cast Talk Reuniting For the First Time, Dish on 'Exciting' New Movie

Exclusive: Original 'Power Rangers' Cast Talk Reuniting For the First Time, Dish on 'Exciting' New Movie
The original cast of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reunited at the premiere of the new, blockbuster Power Rangers movie, and for some of the stars it was a great chance to reconnect with old friends.

Amy Jo Johnson, who starred as Kimberly Hart, the original Pink Ranger, stopped to talk with Et's Ashley Crossan, where she opened up about her post-Power Rangers relationships with her co-stars.

Watch: The Original 'Power Rangers' Cast Reunite on the Red Carpet, Ready for Action!

"I'm really good friends with a lot of the original cast," Johnson said. "Me and David Yost are like best friends. And then I talk to [Jason David Frank] a lot. But I haven't seen Walter [Jones] or Austin [St. John] in forever, so this is super fun."

In the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which debuted in America in 1993, Yost played Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, alongside St. John -- who played Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger
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The Original 'Power Rangers' Cast Reunite on the Red Carpet, Ready for Action!

The Original 'Power Rangers' Cast Reunite on the Red Carpet, Ready for Action!
The original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers reunited on Wednesday at the red carpet premiere of the new, blockbuster Power Rangers movie, and they were ready for action.

Austin St. John (aka Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger), Walter Jones (aka Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger), Jason David Frank (aka Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger), and David Yost (aka Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger), stood side-by-side, ready for morphin' time.

More: 9 Iconic Moments From The ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ TV Series

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St. John, Jones, and Yost first donned their iconic suits when Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers debuted in 1993. Frank joined the cast as the enigmatic Green Ranger later in the first season.

Amy Jo Johnson, who starred as the original Pink Ranger Kimberly Hart, wasn't photographed with her former cohorts but had nothing but gushing things to say about her co-stars. "I'm really good friends with a lot of the original cast," Johnson told Et
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‘Power Rangers': Where Are the Original Mighty Morphin Actors Now? (Photos)

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‘Power Rangers': Where Are the Original Mighty Morphin Actors Now? (Photos)
After 24 years on the air, “Power Rangers” is going back to its roots with a new movie that puts a new spin on the original team of “teenagers with attitude’ from Angel Grove. But what happened to the original team that excited little boys and sent action figures flying off the shelves back in 1993? Here’s where the original Rangers, allies, and villains are now. Austin St. John (Red Ranger): The Taekwondo and judo black belt who played team leader Jason Scott Lee went on to work as an overseas paramedic, according to his Facebook profile. After leaving “Power.
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Fully Loaded, Crowdfunded Action Thriller, The Order, Taps Nick Gillard For His Directorial Debut

Anyone unfamiliar with the name Nick Gillard will be delighted at his work credits in stunts on film. He's the one who buys it from behind a tank periscope in Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade and has also served as stunt coordinator for all three Star Wars prequels as well as Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted and Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. Such credits and more deservedly make Gillard a worthy candidate to direct his own movie someday and thankfully that day won't be far of with the production of the new ensemble action movie, The Order, slated to start in January. Actors Austin St. John and David Yost lead a vibrant cast roster comprised of notable stars of the hit Power Rangers series spanning more than two decades, thus...

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Slideshow: Exclusive Portraits from 2016 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Previous | Image 1 of 4 | NextEdward James Olmos of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘Stand and Deliver.’

Chicago – The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) was recently in town, and the geek world was in heaven. For three days, the best in the comic book, entertainment, TV and movie world were gathered at the McCormick Place convention center on the near south side.

HollywoodChicago.com was there as well, in the form of photographer Joe Arce, and he took these Exclusive Portraits. Rachel Skarsten, the second portrait, had her birthday over the weekend (April 23rd), and she is featured on The CW network in “Reign,” which starts the fourth season on April 25th, 2016. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos are © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

C2E2.1: Edward James Olmos of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,
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"Power Rangers" To Employ Classic Characters

Saban Entertainment has debunked a rumor from earlier this week and confirmed that the upcoming "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" cinematic reboot will also use the same names as the original heroes from the popular 1990s TV series - Jason. Kimberly. Zack. Billy. Trini.

Those were the names of the most popular team of Power Rangers who were portrayed by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, Walter Jones, David Yost, & Amy Jo Johnson in the classic series. The report earlier this week indicated the new set of Rangers would be brand new characters with different names, but the film's official Twitter account has debunked that.

Dacre Montgomery (Jason The Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly The Pink Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zack The Black Ranger), Rj Cyler (Billy The Blue Ranger) and Becky Gomez (Trini The Yellow Ranger) will star as the new team, and the confirmation also seems to indicate the film will
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Saban Debunks Rumors; Confirms Power Rangers Will Retain Names Of Original Characters

Jason. Kimberly. Zack. Billy. Trini. For anyone even remotely familiar with the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series, those five names will certainly ring a bell as those were the names of the most popular team of Power Rangers, the original "teenagers with attitudes," who were portrayed by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, Walter Jones, David Yost, & Amy Jo Johnson. Throughout its many iterations, no subsequent series has ever managed to recapture the mass hysteria caused by the original '90s series and likely never will. It was long-rumored that Lionsgate's upcoming Power Rangers film reboot would also utilize those same names, however, ever since a recent report suggested the new set of Rangers would be brand new characters with completely different names, there's been quite a bit of confusion amongst fans and critics alike... well, up until now, that is!  In a tweet sent yesterday afternoon, the official
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Lionsgate's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Reboot Finds Its 'Red Ranger'

"You didn't think I was gonna let you do this without the original Red Ranger, did you?" In a surprising turn of events, Lionsgate & Saban Entertainment have just announced that newcomer Dacre Montgomery will be the one who leads the new generation of Power Rangers into battle as Jason Lee Scott a.k.a. the Red Ranger in the upcoming Dean Israelite-directed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot. He'll likely harness the "Tyrannosaurus" dinozord powers, which were previously used by original series star Austin St. John.  Montgomery has presumably beaten out the likes of K.J. Apa (Shortland Street), Mitchell Hope (The Descendants), and Austin Butler (The Shannara Chronicles), who were all slightly more established young talents rumored to be up for the part. He now joins Naomi Scott (The Martian), who was previously announced as the Pink Ranger. The new Jason, like all of the other Rangers, will be an updated version of the original,
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Reboot To Commence Filming This Winter

With an early 2017 release date, it was only a matter of time before production kicked off on Lionsgate's upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot and now, thanks to YVRShoots, we know exactly when the film should officially commence. The site is reporting that the Dean Israelite-directed film, which has a script from X-Men: First Class & Thor scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stenz, is expected to begin filming in Vancouver on January 18th and then wrap sometime around April 12th. The co-production between Lionsgate and Saban Entertainment will shoot under the working title "Shirt." The cast has yet-to-be finalized, but based on this latest report, it's probably a safe bet to assume that we'll start hearing about which five young actors will portray the iconic Rangers much sooner than later. The original '90s phenomenon starred Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, David Yost, Amy Jo Johnson, & Walter Jones as the
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Power Rangers Director Dean Israelite Says Movie Will Be "Mature But Still Playful"

Following its debut in 1993, Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers quickly became a global phenomenon and after 22 years and numerous cast changes, the Rangers are still kicking - recently launching the twenty-second season of the long-running franchise. The original series starred Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, Walter Jones, Amy Jo Johnson, and David Yost as the five teenagers with attitudes that were chosen by Zordon and Alpha 5 to defend the Earth as the Power Rangers.  Director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) recently sat down with IGN to share a progress update on Lionsgate's upcoming Power Rangers reboot and while he obviously doesn't reveal anything about the film's plot or how it potentially ties into the original 1993 series, he does seem genuinely excited about getting started on the upcoming project. He describes an early draft of the script as "mature but still playful" and says the series is being updated in
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Jake and Amir Talk Ending Their Series and What Comes Next

Jake and Amir Talk Ending Their Series and What Comes Next
Oh sheesh y'all, twas an ending!

You might want to grab some chicken nuggets because if you haven't heard, after eight years of glorious banter, Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld's beloved web series Jake and Amir is coming to an end.

The comedy duo who created and star in CollegeHumor's longest-running series stopped by ETonline to talk ending the series, chicken nuggets, facial hair, and what’s coming next.

"Eight years seems good because it's like high school and college all rolled into one," Amir told ETonline of ending the series. "Life sort of happens in four year chunks -- so we did two four-year terms of Jake and Amir, now let's see what we do. If we fail this four years, we'll just come crawling back to the Internet."

Watch: Original Red Power Ranger Austin St. John Talks Epic Return to Hollywood

The first episode was shot back in 2007, not with the intent to create
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Exclusive: Original Red Power Ranger Austin St. John Returns to Hollywood After 20 Years

Exclusive: Original Red Power Ranger Austin St. John Returns to Hollywood After 20 Years
It’s morphin' time!

It's been 22 years since we first heard the iconic phrase uttered by Red Ranger Jason Lee Scott on the beloved hit '90s series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers -- but it never gets old!

ETonline caught up with the leader of the original leader of the pack, Austin St. John, to chat all things Power Rangers and get the scoop on his exciting new project that will bring him back to Hollywood after a nearly 20-year hiatus.

When St. John signed on for the children's series in 1993 at just 17 years old, no one could have guessed the show would take off like it did.

“Thousands of people tried out for the show. It was an open cattle call and people just came in from everywhere and I was convinced there was not a chance in you-know-what I was ever going to get anywhere near this…and I was wrong,” St. John told
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'The Flash' Star Wants to Join 'Power Rangers' Movie

'The Flash' Star Wants to Join 'Power Rangers' Movie
As Max Braverman pointed out this past Thursday, statistics don't lie. It's too bad we don't yet have a solid statistic that tells us how often an actor lobbying for a role works out in their favor. We know that Vin Diesel was welcomed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe because of how vocal he was with fans about the possibility on his personal Facebook page. But have we seen anyone else win a role by begging for the part on social media? Earlier today, we saw that Tyrese Gibson wants to play Green Lantern in the Justice League, as he pointed out on his own Instagram. Now one of the stars of The CW's The Flash is hoping to land a role in the upcoming Power Rangers reboot by utilizing the same tactics.

Like many of us, Robbie Amell, who plays Firestorm on The Flash, grew up with Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
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