2016 may be home to Captain America 3, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and X-Men: Apocalypse (to name a few), but now we can add another title to that most-anticipated list. The upcoming Power Rangers reboot has joined the 2016 club. According to a press release sent out earlier today, the studio will be releasing the film on July 22nd, 2016, pitting it against Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur.
So far all we know about the reboot is that Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are writing the script, with Roberto Orci attached to executive produce. There’s currently no director officially on board and no cast to be spoken for. However, Orci has reassured fans that the film will look to take the Star Trek approach and include series canon in the story rather than write off years of mythology completely.
Though folks are already getting geared up for 2015’s release calendar that includes heavyweights like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Ant-Man, Star Wars: Episode VII, Terminator Genisys, and The Fantastic Four, it’s never too early to take a look at 2016. We suspect the Power Rangers reboot is going to dominate the box office much like Transformers has this summer. ‘90s nostalgia is at an all-time high, and we’re excited to see what the creative team has in store for long-time fans of the series.
Guess it’s time to start polishing that Nerdist Zord… Yes, there’s a Nerdist Zord. Don’t worry about it.
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