The upcoming Power Rangers reboot might take a little longer to head to our screens… as the release gets pushed back to 2017.
According to Deadline, it looks as though Lionsgate has changed its release schedule for a few films this morning… pushing back Power Rangers to a more comfortable 2017 slot.
“Power Rangers, from Lionsgate, now is opening during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend 2017, on January 13,” they revealed. “It will face Fox/Dreamworks’ Boss Baby and Sony’s Magnificent 7.”
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But what does this mean for the upcoming action-adventure reboot?
“The new date gives director Dean Israelite’s film some breathing room. The previous release date of July 22, 2016, has Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot and Warner Bros. King Arthur.”
Of course, with the new Ghostbusters movie nabbing the same slot, I can’t help thinking that moving ‘Power Rangers’ out of direct competition is a wise move. And let’s face it – 2016 is already packed full of big screen blockbusters.
Warcraft and Independence Day 2 are heading our way in June, with Star Trek 3 supposedly in cinemas at the beginning of July. And with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 scheduled for early June, it’s perhaps wise to steer clear of a movie which could potentially eat up the Power Rangers audience.
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So what’s in store for them in 2017?
At the moment, not an awful lot… with only the upcoming Maze Runner sequel at the end of January and Star Wars: Rogue One in the previous month of December. Not exactly the kind of films which will affect the Power Rangers crowd too much.
But does this new release date signal problems for the Power Rangers reboot?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see… but I get the feeling they may need all the time they can get.
Power Rangers heads to cinemas on 13 January 2017.
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