COMIC REEL: "Power Rangers" Heads to the Big Screen; Hugh Jackman Interviews His Past Self

Wed, May 7th, 2014 at 9:13am PDT

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS

Saban and Lionsgate are teaming up for a "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" movie that will "re-envision" the concept for a new film franchise.

"Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level," Power Rangers creator Haim Saban said via press release. "They have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from 'The Hunger Games' to 'Twilight' and 'Divergent.' In partnership with the Lionsgate team, we’re con!dent that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own."

No other details about the new film were revealed, but the "Power Rangers" series is about to enter its 22nd year on the air with "Power Rangers Dino Charge."

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

The promo for the final episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" debut season has hit online. Check it out below.

The official synopsis for the episode has also been revealed, though it doesn't give very much more detail.

"Beginning of the End" - Dark secrets are revealed as Coulson and his team put everything on the line to stop Garrett and the forces of Hydra, on the explosive season finale of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, May 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons. Guest starring are Bill Paxton as Agent Garrett, J. August Richards as Deathlok/Mike Peterson, David Conrad as Ian Quinn, Ruth Negga as Raina, B.J. Britt as Agent Triplett, Patton Oswalt as Koenig, Josh Daugherty as Kyle Zeller, Nicole J. Butler as Aunt Mindy, Ajani Wrighster as Ace, Mark Berry as Navy admiral, Jeffrey Muller as Agent Kaminsky, Asif Ali as Jesse, Kyla Garcia as Mrs. Zeller, Glenn Morshower as General Jacobs, Jean Louisa Kelly as Dr. Keen and Cynthia Rose Hall as employee. "Beginning of the End" was written by Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon and directed by David Straiton.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Ellen Page stopped by "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and very briefly discussed her role as Kitty Pryde in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" as well as a few tidbits on her upcoming lead role in "Queen & Country."

Mountain Dew has also posted some new promos delving into the characters of Professor X and Wolverine.

Yahoo! Movies has posted a video of Hugh Jackman interviewing '90s-era Hugh Jackman. It's a fun little gag, especially with the '90s tchotchkes.

Opens May 23

STAR WARS

Reporting from the Disney quareterly earning stockholders call, /Film states that Disney CEO Bob Iger gave a quick update on the "Star Wars" spinoffs -- "at least three" films are currently in development to be released in conjunction with the new trilogy.

GODZILLA

Variety spoke with Gareth Edwards and Thomas Tull about the upcoming "Godzilla" film and Legendary as a studio. It's definitely worth a read, especially when it comes to the development of the "Godzilla" remake and how long it's been on the burner, as well as how Edwards came to land the director's gig.

"This was one of those very rare instance where we talked to only one guy," Tull told Variety. "He had a great mix of reverence for the material and wasn’t intimidated by it but excited. As you can image when you’re taking someone who’s made a movie that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to this, there are a lot of conversations. And frankly, a lot of push back -- not in a nefarious way, but hey, this is a big risk. It was our nickel to make the mistake because we own so much of the movie."

Opens May 16

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