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

Power Rangers

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)

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.