Lionsgate May Produce Up To Seven More POWER RANGERS Movies
Lionsgate has some big plans for their Power Rangers film franchise. The first film in the franchise relaunch isn't set to be released until next year, but the studio is very excited about its potential. During a recent conference call with analysts, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed that they may make up to seven Power Rangers movies. This is his exact quote:
“We are really, really excited about the ‘Power Rangers’ movie. We could see doing five or six or seven.”
Everything that has been released for the film so far has been met with a lot of positivty from fans. A couple of the main things that have been revealed include the first photo of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa and our first look at the Power Rangers costume designs. The studio knows fans are digging it, and they obviously think they have a huge franchise hit on their hands. If it turns out as successful as they think it will... of course they are going to make more movies! That's just what movie studios do these days.
Dean Israelite is currently directing the film, and the Power Rangers team is comprised of actors Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, and Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger.
I'm kind of excited to see how this turns out! Here's the official synopsis:
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 is currently in production, and it hits theaters on March 24th, 2017.