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Go-Go Power Rangers Universe?
HASBRO is creating a brand new Power Rangers movie AND a TV series. Stop me if you have heard this one before.
Earlier this week we were told that Jonathan Entwistle (co-creator of I'm Not Okay With This) is going to create a shared movie and television Power Rangers Universe. Nothing official yet on cast, timing, or exactly what is happening. It's just....going to be happening. Heard this before.
Here's the thing, something like this was already done. Remember Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie? Yeah, didn't think so. Fans like to forget that one happened and the entire Turbo season (at least the first part) but it's something that could confuse the audience instead of helping it.
Among other things, what hurt the 2017 film was that the regular TV series was still airing new episodes and then this film had no in-universe connection. It was believed this was the plan: older fans could watch the movies and the younger audience will watch the TV show. How did that work? Hint: it didn't.
HASBRO, which has a headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island, bought the entire Power Rangers franchise from Haim Saban and Saban Brands for $522 million in 2018.
This Time Next Week
We'll be on an adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Season 2 of The Mandalorian comes back on Disney+ starting Friday, October 30th with new episodes released every Friday until the season finale.
In November, the Warner Water Tower is reopening and releasing Yakko, Wacko, and Dot in our crazy world. Along with Pinky and the Brain. Will that save 2020? Here's the trailer.
Getting The Last Laugh
Warner Brothers and DC's live action cinematic superhero universe has been....a mess. At least at the beginning it was like that. Then Warner Brothers announced that the Zach Snyder cut of Justice League will be seeing the light of day and that opened Pandora's Box (I was going to say "opened the mother box" but I didn't think anyone would get it).
A few weeks back it was announced that there would be reshoots for the Snyder Cut and that has allowed some of the cast members to come back. That invitation was extended to Jared Leto, who is said to be back on set getting ready to reshoot some scenes as the Clown Prince himself. The popular theory that is circulating (well, in my head at least) the scenes will be flashbacks to when Batfleck was looking at the graffiti Robin suit in the batcave.
The expectation is the Snyder Cut will redeem Justice League, its heroes, and the overall theme for the DCEU. Will that help Jared Leto's Joker?
The Snyder Cut of Justice League will be released in 4 one-hour parts on HBO Max in 2021.
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Until next week. I'm Maz and that's the Geek Freak of the Week!