‘Power Rangers’ Pushes Back ‘Divergent: Ascendant’ Release Date
What we have here may be good news or bad news depending on who you ask, but it looks like the release date originally intended for “Divergent: Ascendant” is now taken away from them by “Power Rangers,” leading the Young Adult action series to take the back seat and get their release date pushed away.
The movies were reported to have been pushed back by Lionsgate, the entertainment company responsible for both films. The Wrap tells us that while “Ascendant” was initially scheduled for a release on March 24, 2017, “Power Rangers” apparently usurped the YA action film and took said date — effectively sending the finale in the four-part “Divergent” series to settle with a release as far back as June 9, 2017.
People who grew up on nineties television will probably remember “Power Rangers” to be a franchise inspired by a television series originating from Japan (with popular spin-offs still in production even to this day). Its story tells of a team of five individuals taking the form of color-coded avatars that have their own signature vehicle and “power animal.” In the show they battle monsters and beast of alien origins.
Sci-Fied adds that the cast for the film has been confirmed via the Power Rangers’ official twitter page, with the five-person team consisting of Dacre Montgomery (Jason Lee-Scott / Red Ranger), Becky Gomez (Trini Kwan / Yellow Ranger), RJ Cyler (Billy Cranston / Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly Hart / Pink Ranger), and Ludi Lin (Black Ranger / Zack Taylor).
While fans of “The Divergent Series” may take sourly the longer wait this caused, they at least have some consolation in the form of “Allegiant,” the third in the series of “Divergent” films. The said film is expected to hit theatres on March 18, 2016 and will star Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
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