‘Power Rangers’ Director Says Sequel Discussions Are Happening

'Power Rangers' director Dean Israelite reveals that sequel talks are currently taking place between Lionsgate and Saban.

Power Rangers
While the Power Rangers reboot may have had a disappointing performance at the box office, recent reports of high sales for action figures based on the superhero team offered fans a small glimmer of hope that a sequel could still be possible. While there has been no official word on a potential Power Rangers sequel, director Dean Israelite recently told Screen Rant that discussions on a second film are currently taking place.

Israelite expressed his hope that a sequel will move forward, but stated that the decision is not up to him:

“I hope so. It’s obviously not up to me, but I know the studio (Lionsgate) and Saban are talking in earnest about it, and are trying to push forward. They’re having a discussion.”

Personally, while the film was not without it’s glaring flaws, the cast and director created a group of compelling characters whom I would love to see return if the creative team behind the film can learn from the mistakes of the first. Do you want to see a Power Rangers sequel or is the franchise best left on television? Share your thoughts 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 and will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on June 27.

Source: Screen Rant

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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