It’s Morphin Time! Jonathan Entwistle, the director of the Netflix series I Am Not Okay with This is now set to direct the new cinematic universe for the Power Rangers.
This new cinematic universe is not just on the big screen. Entwistle is also making TV adaptions of these iconic heroes. All of which will be connected in the same universe. This one will not be difficult since plenty of Power Rangers have been living in the same universe since the beginning.
In 1993, the original work of Haim Saban and Shuki Levy was born. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers first debuted on television and it became instantly popular with the kids. After the first success, more Power Ranger TV shows developed with different stories and powers for the cast. Some of those series included Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Time Force, Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Beast Morphers.
Fans of the Power Rangers also got to enjoy them on the big screen. There was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie and the 2017 reboot Power Rangers. Although they were not big successes, the franchise continued to entertain the fans.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Entwistle has plans for these heroes and wants to create his own universe for them. He said:
“Jonathan has an incredible creative vision for this iconic and hugely successful franchise, and is hands down the right architect to join us as we reimagine the television and film worlds of this property. Across our slate, we are looking forward to working with the most talented storytellers as we take on Hasbro’s rich fan-favourite brands and build entertainment universes around them.“
He also added:
“This is an unbelievable opportunity to deliver new Power Rangers to both new and existing generations of awaiting and adoring fans. We’ll bring the spirit of analog into the future, harnessing the action and storytelling that made this brand a success.“
Entwistle is known for not only I Am Not Okay with This, but he also created End of the F—ing World. Both shows are centered on teens, their drama and growing up. Basically, Entwistle will have less difficulty with this project.
We’ll soon find out how Jonathan Entwistle will tackle the new Power Rangers cinematic universe. Only time will tell.
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