Coming on the heels of the bombshell announcement of an upcoming Power Rangers cinematic universe, the blow of this news shouldn’t be so shocking. It does seem that Hasbro has given this thought: it’s not like they’re deciding on major changes like this without calculated research.
There needs to be accessibility for a newer generation, like Alex Kurtzman’s work on his Star Trek TV shows, yet likewise, there needs to be something for the more seasoned viewers. Because fans are, for better or for worse, the gatekeepers of success for a franchise of this caliber, and they won’t let a brand like Power Rangers die out so quickly
The Illuminerdi now reports that Hasbro is cutting ties with Toei. This means a lot of changes are about to occur, but there’s for sure a main one: future television seasons of Power Rangers will no longer be using footage from its Japanese counterpart, Super Sentai.
The trade also reports that the 2021 season of Dino Fury could be the last for the long-running series; Hasbro’s contract will also be expiring with Dino Fury’s network, Nickelodeon. This is true only for the franchise’s current iteration and not for the franchise as a whole.