‘Power Rangers’ Director On How The Theme Song Almost Didn’t Make The Movie

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Power Rangers director Dean Israelite recently revealed several new information about the movie. For example, he mentioned that a sequel is in talks with Lionsgate and how the original power weapons were cut from the film. Israelite, in some commentary on the released DVD and Blu-Ray, mentioned that keeping the theme song in the movie was “a big debate.”

“Oh, the theme was a big debate. Should we keep it, shouldn’t we keep it? But at the preview screenings, we watched it play, and it felt so good in the moment. And I like what [Gatkins] said – that it honors the show for 25 years in the moment that we’ve now culminated in them morphing. So they morph, and it’s not about culminating these 2 hours, but it’s about culminating these 24 years and paying respect to all that.”

Thankfully, the theme song was kept in the film. Without it, it might’ve felt a bit weird given the fact that it’s been a part of the Power Rangers series for so long. Are you happy they kept the theme song in the movie? Let us know in the comments below!

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discoverer they are the only ones who save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers. 

Directed by Dean Israelite, the film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks and Bill Hader.

Power Rangers is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

Source: Dean Israelite (via Power Rangers Now)

5 Things We Want To See In A ‘Power Rangers’ Sequel

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This article contains spoilers for Saban’s Power Rangers.

The 2017 reboot of Power Rangers hit theaters this past weekend and, to many fans, it was successful and even garnered a favorable reaction from us. I grew up with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and one of the greatest elements of the new film was the ways in which it brought back the classic elements from the series and left ways to explore more of them in further sequels. The potential for a franchise is tempting for any studio, but to do one correctly they have to find a way to please old and new fans simultaneously. There are several things that we would love to see appear in the inevitable sequels that could make the series even greater. There’s a lot of potential and the following things will hopefully tap into that potential.

Here are 5 things we want to see in Power Rangers sequels. Click Next to start!

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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.