The Power Rangers reboot offered fans a glimpse of the future in a post-credits sequence that teased the arrival of Tommy Oliver, a.k.a. the Green Ranger. While the character was not seen on screen, his name was called by a teacher taking down the names of the students in detention. However, writer John Gatkins and director Dean Israelite revealed that the tease for Tommy Oliver originally played out differently during the film’s audio commentary.
Gatins explained the reference to Tommy Oliver originally involved a fight:
“Well we were going to have that there was a brawl in the lunch room. And a couple of our kids saying:
‘Man what happened?’
‘Dude there was this violent fight. There’s this one crazy kid, the new kid’.
“Which kid, Tommy Oliver?”
So you would have felt like Tommy dropped into their world.”
While Tommy was still not going appear on screen, Israelite did explain why the sequence was changed:
“It didn’t work to be in this cafeteria where we had only spent one second [of the movie] in.”
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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: Power Rangers NOW