2017 is already shaping up to be one blockbuster of a year. Two of the most anticipated movies are slated to come out that year. Thew New Power Rangers film is set to debut in March of 2017 while Justice League will hit theaters later that year. So it only makes sense that the two combine their marketing powers to form one giant campaign. Initially, the idea sounds really silly, but one could argue that it’s so silly it could work. However, don’t expect this to be a crossover you see on the big screen. The Power Rangers and the Justice League will come together starting January 11, 2017 at your local comic book shop.

According to reports which broke the news, the Power Rangers will be based off of their 1990’s counter part plus Tommy the Green Ranger, while the Justice League will consist of the following members: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Cyborg. The comic will also feature the writing of Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us) and the art of Stephen Byrne (Justice League Of America Rebirth: Ray).

If you’re wondering what these two groups could possibly come together for, here’s a break down from the press release:

Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove when the Power Rangers’ Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged! Zack the Black Ranger is flung into an alternate universe full of citizens possessing outrageous powers and wearing strange costumes. Will Jason the Red Ranger, Trini the Yellow Ranger, Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Billy the Blue Ranger and Tommy the Green Ranger be able to get to Zack in time to save him from Batman?”

“Save him from Batman?” Are the Rangers and Justice League going to butt heads? It sure does sound like it according to the description via the press release. However, chances are once they find him, they’ll realize he’s not the enemy. Nothing else official has be reported about the story, but it’s totally possible that if one Ranger can find his way through the cracks of the Multiverse, then why couldn’t Rita and Lord Zedd? But if those two don’t, could we fans see something along the lines of the Power Rangers vs. the Justice League? Unless something new about the story comes out, it’s pointing out to be that way. It could start off as individual battles, then culminate in one large team battle where destruction and mayhem would incur.

It would also explain the variant covers that will also be available when the crossover occurs:

  • Batman/Pink Ranger by Dan Hipp
  • Cyborg/Blue Ranger by Dustin Nguyen
  • The Flash/Black Ranger by Yasmine Putri
  • Green Lantern John Stewart/Yellow Ranger by Marguerite Sauvage
  • Superman/Green Ranger by Chris Sprouse
  • Wonder Woman/Red Ranger by Marcus To

None the less, it all sounds like another case of the multiverse: the Power Rangers exist on one world and one of them just happens to fall into the one where the Justice League exits. The multiverse just seems to be the best excuse for something unexplainable. So the next time something happens in your life that you don’t have a reason for it, just blame it on the Multiverse.

Stay tuned for more details as they come. Justice League / Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 will be available on January 11, 2017.

Source: Comicbook.com

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