Comic-Con 2016: Power Rangers, Power Rangers, Power Rangers!

If you’re a fan of the Power Rangers, Comic-Con just stole your heart. And if you can’t make it to Comic-Con, at least a part of the Comic-Con madness will be available on MTV! Yes, even MTV has gotten into the act, and takes over Petco Park on Saturday, July 23rd, for the MTV Fandom Awards (not to be confused with the AMC Fandom Awards tried a few years ago and hell, we should really try to start the Fanboy Planet Awards, this year to be given out in an alcove of the lobby of the Horton Grand Plaza). The MTV programming will air on Sunday, July 24th, at 8 p.m. ET on MTV. So if you can’t actually get in to Petco Park, you can catch it at your leisure.

What does that have to do with Power Rangers? In addition to Lionsgate releasing five character posters that will be available at Comic-Con (SWAG ALERT!), the five main cast members —  RJ Cyler (Billy: The Blue Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zack: The Black Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly: The Pink Ranger), Becky G. (Trini: The Yellow Ranger), and Dacre Montgomery (Jason: The Red Ranger) — will be presenting awards! (The Fanboy Planet Awards will be presented by Jason Salazar. His costume has not been settled.)

No word on appearances from Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa) or Bryan Cranston (Zardon), but come on — you’re getting the five Rangers, and if you don’t know them now, it’s safe to say that once this movie comes out in 2017, they’ll be all over the place. So catch them at the beginning!

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at