POWER RANGERS: Haim Saban Reveals He Has A 6-Movie Arc Mapped Out; *SPOILER* Revealed!

POWER RANGERS: Haim Saban Reveals He Has A 6-Movie Arc Mapped Out; <font color=red>*SPOILER*</font> Revealed!

Following last night's morphinomenal Power Rangers premiere, we have new comments from both producer Haim Saban & Red Ranger actor Dacre Montgomery regarding the film's potential sequels.

Superhero movies are typically known to have a lot riding on them, and never has that been more the case than with Lionsgate's Power Rangers. If the reboot succeeds, prepare for the dawn of an entirely new age of superhero films centered around the colorful quintet, however, if it crashes and burns, it'd be hard to imagine that fans would get another opportunity to see Angel Grove's finest suit up again, at least, on the big screen for the foreseeable future. 

Regardless of any future implications, the film is looking like it might actually have a pretty solid opening weekend as buzz has been trending positive over the past week, which should bode well for its box office success. At the moment, it's tracking for a modest $30M-$40M debut, behind Disney's Beauty and the Beast, but could always go higher if word-of-mouth continues to trend upward. 

With Power Rangers being the talk of the town, Variety recently caught up with Rangers co-creator/producer Haim Saban, who was honored, ahead of yesterday's premiere, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and learned that if the Dean Israelite-directed film is a big hit this weekend, he has a rough plan for the franchise's potentially bright future. "We already have a six-movie story arc."


He doesn't provide any hints at what that lengthy arc might entail, but considering the over twenty years of source material to mine from, there are certainly several different avenues the franchise could explore from here, although the safest bet would be following the über-popular Zordon-era, which encompassed Mighty Morphin, Zeo, Turbo, and In Space. It's also been strongly hinted by numerous sources that a potential sequel would likely adapt the five-part "Green With Evil."

Saban expanded on his comments by briefly touching on modernizing the hit '90s series for an entirely new generation of youngsters that have become accustomed to the much higher profile Marvel & DC superhero offerings, amongst other things. “But today’s young audience is much more sophisticated, Think about movies like ‘Jungle Book’ and ‘Arrival.’ The effects are mind-boggling. So does the young audience expect more? You bet they do — and they will have it.” After that promise, he expressed his confidence in the audience to accept this new iteration of heroes and that their support will be rewarded. “If this film is as successful as I hope on March 24, on March 25 we’ll have the first story meeting for Movie No. 2.

Also, in a separate interview with The Hollywood Reporter, star Dacre Montgomery, who plays Jason, the Red Ranger, also touched on a potential second chapter in the new saga and like Saban hinted at more than just one. "I would love to think there will be more films. I guess we're going to see how we do at the box office and play it from there. But I think everybody else is definitely treating this as an origins film, the first of a few." Let's hope it all pans out.

Plus, here's a look at Rita's Green Ranger helmet:

So, what do you guys think? Do you plan on seeing the movie tonight? Sound off with your thoughts below! 

Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids 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 that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.


Power Rangers features:
Director: Dean Israelite
Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger
Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger
Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger
RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger
Becky Gomez as Trini Kwan, the Yellow Ranger
Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa
Bryan Cranston as Zordon
Bill Hader as Alpha 5
David Denman as Sam Scott
Anjali Jay as Maddy Hart
Emily Maddison as Rebecca
Patrick Sabongui as Mr. Kwan
Lisa Berry as Candace Cranston
Caroline Cave as Beverly Scott
Kayden Magnuson as Pearl Scott
Sarah Grey as Amanda

The Power Rangers say it's morphin' time once again March 24

 
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