Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Power Rangers and it looks as though a possible continuation of 2017’s big screen incarnation of the mighty morphing team of teenagers with attitude is up in the air judging from a recent trademark filing.
A report from Trademarkia reveals that Power Rangers creator Haim Saban has chosen not to renew or extend their Entertainment division logo that was used for 2017’s Power Rangers film and that also is used for games, television shows and multimedia entertainment content.
Here is the official text below in regards to the trademark:
“The description provided to the USPTO for SABAN’S POWER RANGERS is Entertainment in the nature of online games; entertainment services in the nature of creation, development, distribution and production of motion pictures, multimedia entertainment content and television shows; entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by characters and individuals associated with motion pictures and television series and other entertainment programs; fan clubs; presentation of live show performances; providing a website featuring entertainment information, interviews, movie clips and trailers, online games, television clips and trailers and short-form entertainment content delivered by internet, mobile and wireless networks; providing a website featuring non-downloadable videos and images in the fields of action, adventure and science fiction delivered by internet, mobile and wireless networks.”
Now, this could mean one of two things with Saban opting out to renew the trademark. On one side it could mean that there are plans in motion for Saban will soon introduce a new logo for that division or it could very well mean that there are no more plans in motion for any more theatrical films.
The root of all this could possibly come from how 2017’s Power Rangers film was met with not only a mixed reception with critics but also underperformed heavily against a budget of $100 million as the movie ranked in only $142 million. This, of course, puts potential sequels involving the further adventures of the Rangers on the big screen in question.
Here’s hoping with the 25th anniversary of the Power Rangers on the horizon that we will be getting answers along the way as well.
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.
5 Things We Want To See In A ‘Power Rangers’ Sequel
This article contains spoilers for Saban’s Power Rangers.
The 2017 reboot of Power Rangers hit theaters this past weekend and, to many fans, it was successful and even garnered a favorable reaction from us. I grew up with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and one of the greatest elements of the new film was the ways in which it brought back the classic elements from the series and left ways to explore more of them in further sequels. The potential for a franchise is tempting for any studio, but to do one correctly they have to find a way to please old and new fans simultaneously. There are several things that we would love to see appear in the inevitable sequels that could make the series even greater. There’s a lot of potential and the following things will hopefully tap into that potential.
Here are 5 things we want to see in Power Rangers sequels. Click Next to start!