Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchise was looking grave recently when franchise writer Roberto Orci left the franchise. After all, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 severely underperformed at the box office, grossing only $200m in domestic sales and $500m abroad for $700m global sales. $700m is still a lot of money, but not enough for a tentpole property like Spider-Man.
Nevertheless, in the wake of Orci’s departure from The Amazing Spider-Man comes news that he’ll be executive producing and forming the story for the upcoming Power Rangers film adaptation. Joining him are Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, the writing team behind X-Men: First Class. In addition to X-Men: First Class, the writing duo has also worked on Thor, Star Trek 3, and Fringe (amongst others). Thor was admittedly mediocre, but X-Men: First Class was successful in setting the foundation for this year’s outstanding X-Men: Days of Future Past, so the duo is very capable of crafting a great story.
I’d love to see the Power Rangers return to the big screen in any capacity, so long as a competent director was at the helm. The success of the film is wholly dependent on who’ll be able to keep the project together, both in terms of cohesiveness, but also in the right tone that will not only stay true to what we all love about Power Rangers while updating the story and characters for a modern audience.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]