Sabban’s Power Rangers may have been a dud internationally, but hopefully, that’ll change as the film hits China and Japan this summer. The film is looking to be a big hit in China and Japan due to the franchise’s cultural roots in that region, along with the film being a loud, bombastic blockbuster. With the current box office total standing at just over $133 million, if the film performs well enough in those countries, our chances of a sequel seem higher. The film opens in China on May 12th and Japan on July 15th.
While Japan is known to be a known quantity for the Power Rangers, it’s hard to figure out if Chinese audiences will rush out to go see the latest Power Rangers film. One thing working in their favor is that Ludi Lin, the star who plays Zack (a.k.a the Black Ranger) is quite popular in China, mostly due to the fact that he’s appeared in the second-highest-grossing Chinese film of all time, Monster Hunt.
In anticipation of the film’s China release, Saban has debuted three new posters and one new banner that highlights the Rangers – showing them zooming into action. You can check out the banner above and the posters below by clicking NEXT.
Directed by Dean Israelite, the film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Banks.
The story 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 discover they are the only ones who can 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.
Power Rangers is currently in theaters. You can check out our review here.