2017’s Power Rangers wasn’t all that bad. It was a fairly bland, cookie-cutter version of the iconic television series – but it wasn’t that bad. With the movie out on Blu-Ray and DVD now, the focus has begun to shift to potential sequels for the much loved Power Rangers property – with some of its actors hinting at the changes to come.
“Yeah. I think I was talking about that when we were doing a press conference in L.A. I mean, for me, it was just the whole idea of there’s three boys. There’s two girls. What if the sixth Ranger was a girl? I don’t know. I think it’s open for interpretation. That was just mine and a couple of other cast members’ interpretation. Yeah. But also there’s also some ground there for the OG fans about, like, Tommy is a guy so I’m not wanting to mess with that at the same time as advocating for a girl. So we shall see. I’m not saying there’s a sequel. I’m not saying it’s a girl or a boy, but I hope that if it does go in that direction that everyone can be satisfied with it and that it can be conducive to being a good movie, a good sequel.”
The big takeaway from all that is that a sequel is very much on the table still. There were rumblings of the Power Rangers movie being used to setup a wider cinematic universe – talk which tailed off when the movie didn’t do amazing numbers at the Box Office.
The ending to the Power Rangers movie hints strongly at the introduction of the popular Green Power Ranger – something long time fans of the series would love to see. The only question – will they be male or female?
There’s been a fair amount of gender-swapping going on across media in recent times – not that it’s a bad thing. I don’t mind if Green Ranger is male or female – just that they’re good. It’s the same argument with Jodie Whittaker over on BBC’s Doctor Who, if the end product is good then fans will have nothing to complain about.
What did you think of the Power Rangers reboot? Would you want to see it get a sequel?