Despite having a disappointing performance at the box office, Power Rangers director Dean Israelite recently revealed that sequel discussions were currently taking place between Lionsgate and Saban. While this does not mean that a sequel to the Power Rangers reboot will move forward, it appears the filmmaker already has plans on which villain he would like to include in a potential second film. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Israelite revealed that he would like a sequel to feature classic franchise villain Lord Zedd.
Israelite explained that the character was considered for the first film before they decided to focus exclusively on Rita Repulsa:
“Well Lord Zedd is the obvious choice, I think, in a good way. Ya know, there was a time when we were talking about Lord Zedd being in this movie. And it just felt like we didn’t have the real estate for it and I didn’t want to dilute our villains. So we kind of went all in on Rita.”
“And so I think definitely it would all expanding into the next volume I definitely think have to feature Lord Zedd. I mean that’s not set in stone but I think that’s the obvious, sort of, next step to it.”
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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 and will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on June 27.