'Saban's Power Rangers' news: Release date pushed back to March 2017

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The upcoming “Saban’s Power Rangers” reboot film has been pushed back once more to a later release date, as Lionsgate did a little reshuffle of its upcoming films’ release dates. This also affected another popular franchise of the studio, as the final “Divergent Series” film gets pushed back to a later release date, too.

According to a report by Variety, “Saban’s Power Rangers” will now be released in theaters on March 24, 2017, a timely release considering that such time is spring break within the American region. The film was pushed back for more than two months, as it was previously slated for a release date of January 13, 2017. Such push back is not a first for the film, as it was originally slated for release on July 22, 2016. Later on, it was delayed to the said January schedule.

The schedule reshuffle also affected the final installment of the blockbuster series based on the series of books by Veronica Roth, “The Divergent Series: Ascendant.” The final installment in the film series will now be released on June 9, 2017. The film was previously slated for the date now given to “Saban’s Power Rangers.”

The upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot film will take on the new story of a modern roster of Rangers. It stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason, the Red Ranger; “The Martian” star Naomi Scott will play Kimberly, the Pink Ranger; Becky G. will be Trini, the Yellow Ranger; RJ Cyler will be Billy, the Blue Ranger; Asian actor Ludi Lin will play the Black Ranger, Zack.

“Saban’s Power Rangers” will be directed by Dean Israelite, with the vision for a fun, yet grounded take on the original “Power Rangers” story. Franchise creator Haim Saban will be producing the reboot film.