The reboot of Power Rangers is barely in its first week in cinemas, but it has already been confirmed that there will five more movies in the franchise.
Producer Haim Saban revealed the news in an interview with Variety, which director Dean Israelite confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. Israelite told the magazine, “It is true that the Saban team, even before I came on to this project, had a document that laid out six movies, so Haim isn’t just saying that flippantly.”
However, there are no definite plots to the sequels, since the team was focused on getting the first one right and floating around ideas for the second installment. Israelite added that the sequels don’t have to follow the storyline of the first movie, and could be a prequel or origin stories to the villains, Zordon and Rita Repulsa.
He said, “Zordon has a lovely, robust backstory, as does Rita. Imagine a prequel that was all about Zordon and Rita and their relationship and their Power Ranger team… There is a way to branch off into other parts of the mythology that this film tees up that were never truly explored in the show.”
Power Rangers was released on March 22 to mixed reviews. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the movie “has neither the campy fun of its TV predecessor nor the blockbuster action of its cinematic superhero competitors, and sadly never quite manages to shift into turbo for some good old-fashioned morphin time.”
The movie stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Banks.
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