Netflix Lands New ‘Power Rangers’ Cinematic Universe From Creator Jonathan Entwistle
Charles Barfield November 24, 2021 3:58 pm News

A little more than a year ago, it was announced that Jonathan Entwistle (producer and director of “The End of the F***ing World”) was working with Hasbro and eOne on a new reboot of the “Power Rangers” universe. At the time, it was said the deal would likely be for a feature film that would potentially lead to a new set of shows. Now that is official, and it appears Netflix is the lucky streamer landing all of the “Power Rangers” goodness.

According to an interview with Deadline, eOne’s President of Global Television, Michael Lombardo, revealed that work is now being done to bring “Power Rangers” to Netflix. And no, it’s not just going to be a film series. We’re talking about an expansive cinematic universe of films and TV series, all for the streamer.

“Since we set up ‘Power Rangers’ with Jonathan, we pitched really a whole-world approach,” he teased. “It’s not just one show; it is shows followed by films, some kids’ programming. We have found a great writing partner for him; they are off. Knock on wood, Netflix is excited, we’re excited, we hope to have some news soon.”

It appears eOne and Hasbro aren’t just content with a new film series; the studios both want to fully make a brand-new “Power Rangers” universe, which will include films, series, and even kids’ programming. It’s unclear if they will build off the 2016 reboot film that seemingly was enjoyed by critics for the most part but didn’t necessarily set the box office on fire. Or, more likely, it’ll be just a brand-new reboot of the franchise, offering Entwistle a blank slate to build his “Power Rangers” empire atop.

For those unaware, “Power Rangers” tells the story of a group of disparate teens who are imbued with alien powers that allow them to transform into martial arts superheroes. They also gain control of giant robots called Zords, attempting to fight monsters and other baddies. The franchise has been going strong internationally for decades, spawning so, so many spinoffs. Even to this day, it’s a popular series on Netflix, where much of the previous shows and films can already be found.

A release date or official plan for the new reboot has yet to be announced.
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