According to a new release, the Mighty Powers will be “morphing” into a new connected universe of movies and TV adaptations. Jonathan Entwistle, co-creator of Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This, has been tapped to shepherd these upcoming new entries in the long-running series, which is sort of brilliant since the Netflix series similarly delves into high schoolers dealing with puberty and budding superpowers. Entwistle will be directing these projects across both formats.
“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,” eOne Film President Nick Meyer and eOne Global Television President Michael Lombardo said in the joint statement. “Across our slate, we are looking forward to working with the most talented storytellers as we take on Hasbro’s rich fan-favorite brands and build entertainment universes around them.”
Production company eOne was purchased by Hasbro in 2019 and has, as this announcement makes clear, been making a greater effort to further develop their properties. There’s a ton of nostalgia for the Power Rangers, whose first entry as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, debuted in 1993 as something of a cult classic. (It’s unclear whether these projects will connect with the 2017 Power Rangers movie.)
There are not yet any concrete details about what this reimagining will look and feel like, or what its plotlines might be, but Entwistle called the collaboration “an unbelievable opportunity” that he hopes to share “with the world very soon.”