RJ Cyler Wants to Get to Know the Characters Better if There is a POWER RANGERS Sequel


The future of Power Rangers films is still up in the air. Some reports have said that Hasbro wants to continue where Saban left off in 2017, but Hasbro has not confirmed what their plans for the franchise are. I’ve already voiced my opinions of what a sequel to the 2017 film should include, but what does one of the Power Rangers think? RJ Cyler plays Billy in the reboot and he recently talked to TV Insider about what he wants to see from a sequel. First, he obviously wants it to be a continuation with the same cast.

I want to see the growth Jason has with his pa,” he shares. “In our movie they had the father-parent relationship like Mufasa and Simba… I want to see how deep in forgiveness and understanding both of them get with each other. They softened in the last movie, but I want to see how their relationship evolves. I also want to see more of the Trini character because there were a lot of good nuggets of who Trini is and how she could potentially be a part of the LGBT community.

I want to see the development of that. Fan’s lives can change with that. Also, with Billy the possibilities of being a super hero on the autism spectrum. I recently went to Power Morphicon. I never felt so much love from such a big crowd people. Talking to each of them, whether they are on the spectrum or not, Billy related to them on some level. I want to continue to give that. I want to continue to give that person that makes them feel comfortable or find something in common. It gives them freedom of mind to chase what they want to chase.

I think it’s great that Cyler wants to see more growth for the different characters. I’m also really glad that he wants to showcase more than just his character. I would support exploring the dynamics he has mentioned as long as they touch on some of the things that I mentioned. After all, it could be a great drama that explores these superpowered teenagers, but if the superhero part sucks, that’s what people are going to talk about and remember.

Cyler’s latest work was on Sierra Burgess is a Loser which is now streaming on Netflix.

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