Published On: Tue, Dec 22nd, 2015

‘The Divergent Series: Ascendant’ delayed until summer 2017, ‘Power Rangers’ to face off with ‘The Mummy’

Lionsgate is shuffling their schedule with a Power Rangers‘ film being delayed two months to March, which in turn bumps The Divergent Series: Ascendant to a summer. 

divergent-allegiant-posterVariety dropped the news that Power Rangers will move from January 13, 2017 to March 24, 2017, which was previously occupied by The Divergent Series: Ascendant. It’s the second move for Power Rangers, which was originally supposed to open in summer 2016.

The new date pits Power Rangers against Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, which is intended to launch the Universal Monsters shared universe.

Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is directing Power Rangers, which will star R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, and Becky G as the Yellow Ranger.

Plot details are still under wraps and fans don’t know at this time how the new film will connect to previous iterations of the franchise.

The Divergent Series: Ascendant moves to June 9, 2017, opening against the scheduled World War Z sequel.

Ascendant is the fourth and final installment of the Divergent saga, and will be the first to open in summer, as the others have all opened in March.

Lionsgate has reason to be confident in the series, as the first two films have grossed nearly $600 million combined.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent director Robert Schwentke is returning for both Allegiant, due out in 2016, and Ascendant. Shailene Woodley will return as heroine Tris, and Theo James as her love interest Four.




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