Power Rangers – Jason Narvy and Paul Shrier talk Bulk and Skull & Reboots
We caught up with Power Rangers’ Bulk and Skull AKA actors Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy at London Film and Comic Con to get their take on the upcoming Power Rangers movie reboot, set to come out in 2016.
Bulk and Skull first appeared in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1993, and have gone on to appear in many of the subsequent iterations of the franchise, including Power Rangers Turbo and Power Rangers in Space
On whether they were surprised it was a success when they started out, Narvy joked “Really surprised; have you seen the thing?! It’s terrible, who would watch that tripe?!”
“Well, it ain’t Hamlet!” Shrier added.
On their longevity on the show, Shrier said “whilst many of you [viewers] grew up and moved on to middle school and then high school and then jobs and then children and then horrific boredom, we were perpetually on that show … heroes come and go, but idiots are forever!”
This week the forthcoming movie really started to take shape, with the news that Roberto Orci (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek Into Darkness) has signed on to Executive Produce, with writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stenz, who have worked on X-Men: First Class and Thor.
These additions certainly seem to give us clues as to the exciting direction the film might be heading. Orci did tell IGN, however, that it wouldn’t be a “leave-it-behind reboot” and hinted at cameos, saying “I’d love to know what the fans want to see.”
Narvy and Shrier said it was unlikely they will be involved in the reboot, but added, “with a reboot, you need to do two things. You need to completely re-envision, which means you need new actors to give their new interpretation of those roles. But you need to pay homage to the old things, and we are old things! It might happen!”
On the direction of the new movie, they said they’d completely reboot it, “more fire! Giant explosions! But what we would do is make all the vehicles real, but all the actors CGI … and Bulk and Skull wouldn’t wear clothes. Because that would sell.”
Power Rangers is due for release in 2016.