Power Rangers alum Jason David Frank (the Green Ranger from the Mighty Morphin’ franchise) is currently working hard on a Bat in the Sun (Super Power Beat Down) project called Legend of the White Dragon, what could be considered a mature reimagining of the Power Rangers universe. With Legend of the White Dragon currently filming, Frank has taken to social media to share a few first-look images. And they’re impressive!
Directed by Aaron Schoenke and Sean Schoenke, Legend of the White Dragon‘s synopsis offers something different for fans:
“The White Dragon, Erik Reed, has returned home to Virtuo City 3 years later after being defeated in a colossal battle against the ancient overlord, Ashtagor. The crystal he used to become the White Dragon was broken in two as a result of the epic battle, both pieces were subsequently lost.
Being blamed for the destruction and collateral lives lost, his identity was outed after the battle thus making him a fugitive from the law. We now follow Erik on his journey as he teams up with treasure hunters from the past who help him reclaim his power as the White Dragon. Once reunited with his powers, he and his team are now ready to battle a new threat, Dragon Prime, who seeks revenge against the White Dragon.
Erik must now try and defeat Dragon Prime in order to get one step closer to clearing his name and being able to protect his family from an ancient evil that still lurks in the darkness… Ashtagor.”
Of course, Jason David Frank is super excited about the opportunity to suit up as a superpowered martial artist again. And although he isn’t playing Tommy Oliver here, he remains passionate about the Power Rangers too.
“The audience, I think, is going to really relate to Erik Reed because he’s completely different opposite than Tommy Oliver,” Frank told Comicbook.com. “And I think if they can imagine what my… It has no relation at all, but I’m saying as far as my audience, it’s a deeper, older, I wouldn’t say version of Tommy Oliver at all. It’s a completely different character. But what they’re going to see is Jason David Frank in a more mature role, meaning that he’s… I can finally express on television, that’s not for kids, nothing that’s PG-13.”
A sci-fi Power Rangers-like action fan film for mature audiences? Count us in. Bat in the Sun knows just how to make these projects appeal to fans. The costumes, the actors, the action and the production quality are all top-notch.
A Note from Chris Jay, one of the executive producers of Legend of The White Dragon:
Legend of The White Dragon is not a Power Rangers fan film in any way, this is a completely different universe that we have created.
We owe huge thanks to our Kickstarter supporters for two things in particular, firstly the money that they donated to the project and, secondly, their hard work and dedication which caught the attention of a private investor: We ended up with a multi-million dollar budget. I think you’ll agree that this also different from a fan film.
FAQs About The Legend of the White Dragon
Is Legend of the White Dragon Cancelled?
As of this writing, there is no official confirmation that Legend of the White Dragon has been cancelled. However, there has been no official word on when the movie will be released. This has led to speculation that it may have been cancelled or put on hold.
The creators of the film have not given many updates in recent months, which has only added to the uncertainty surrounding its release. Some fans have expressed disappointment that there has been no official announcement regarding the movie, and they are eager to know when it will finally be released.
Is Legend of the White Dragon out yet?
No, Legend of the White Dragon is not out yet. As mentioned earlier, there has been no official announcement about its release date. The movie was originally scheduled to be released in 2020, but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, there has been no official word on when it will be released.
The creators have stated that they are committed to delivering a high-quality movie and will not release it until it meets their high standards. While this may be frustrating for fans who are eagerly waiting for the project, it is a good sign that the creators are committed to delivering a high-quality product.
Is Legend of the White Dragon related to Power Rangers?
No, Legend of the White Dragon is not related to Power Rangers. The film is led by Jason David Frank, who is best known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the Power Rangers franchise. The movie is being described as a spiritual successor to Power Rangers, with a similar focus on action and adventure. However, Legend of the White Dragon is not an official Power Rangers movie. It is a standalone series that takes place in a different universe from the Power Rangers franchise. While there may be some similarities between the two, they are not directly connected.
Where can I watch Legend of White Dragon?
As of this writing, there is no official release date for Legend of the White Dragon, so it is not yet available to watch. Once the film is released, it is expected to be available on a variety of streaming platforms, including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. Fans should keep an eye out for official announcements regarding the movie’s release and where it will be available to watch.