In this episode Eric interviews Jason Bischoff (@shadowpiper), Director of Global Consumer Products for Power Rangers and Saban Brands. Lately, you may have seen him at Power Morphicon hosting the Saban Brands Toys and Collectibles Power Hour panel or at New York Comic Con.
Jason answers our questions and your fan submitted questions. We talk about working at Saban Brands, how licensing works for Power Rangers, the importance of fan feedback, rangernaton.com, upcoming products, the Legacy line and more!
We are also giving away a prize pack courtesy of Lionsgate which includes the new posters! The sweepstakes is open worldwide; and we will select ONE WINNER and end the sweepstakes on Monday, 10/10/2016 at Noon CST. Contest is CLOSED – congrats to RJ aka animeredneck96 for winning our giveaway!
Lionsgate will be at New York Comic Con with the Power Rangers on Saturday, October 8th. There will be a Q&A with the cast and producers as well as a first look at footage from the film.
We’ve included the high res images of the posters below. Click the pictures to download the high resolution version.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Directed by Dean Israelite and starring Dacre Montgomery, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader and Bryan Cranston, the Power Rangers go, go in to theaters on March 24, 2017.
Today, Lionsgate revealed their plans for a New York Comic Con panel and new teaser posters with the Power Rangers helmetless and sitting on their respective Zords.
On Saturday, October 8th at 2pm in the theater at Madison Square Garden, the cast of Saban’s Power Rangers will be on the panel for the new movie. Everyone in the fandom hopes that this panel unveils the first teaser trailer!
Our first glimpse of the new Zords is courtesy from a set of new teaser posters. Click below to download the full resolution versions.
Entertainment Weekly released the first look image of the movie suits for Saban’s Power Rangers releasing next year.
The outfits are visual throwbacks to the franchise’s long-running mythology. “The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis,” director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) says. “These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.”
The spandex-free makeover also helps set the film apart from other big-screen franchises. “It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume,” production designer Andrew Menzies (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) admits. “Ours is an alien costume that grows on them, that’s not man-made. You can’t win everyone over, but we are trying to appeal to a more mature audience and gain new fans.”
Today, Lionsgate sent Power Force members a hi-res file for the new movie’s logo. Click above to download.
POWER RANGERS – Coming to Theaters 2017
Saban’s Power Rangers (starring Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Ludi Lin, and Elizabeth Banks) follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.