Power Rangers Movie Sequel May Not Happen; Here’s Why

By Disha Mashelkar | 2 years ago
Power Rangers Movie Sequel May Not Happen; Here’s Why
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The highly anticipated Power Rangers Movie had been released on March 24, 2017. The movie has successfully attracted lots of kids and teenagers to watch the film on the opening weekend.

This film is a reboot of the Power Rangers TV series. It features an all new cast of young actors. The superhero film has also seen cameos Jason David Frank and Amy Jo Johnson. They both are the stars of the original TV series. But will these factors prompt for a Power Rangers Movie sequel? Read on to know why the sequel may not happen.

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Reason 1 – Box-Office Collection

The film had opened up at the box-office with a massive and unexpected collection in the beginning. For instance, it had earned $40.3 million on the domestic opening weekend, reports Forbes. So far, the film has earned $75.7 million at the box-office, but this is less compared to its massive opening collection.

The following weekends, the film seemed to be affected by the release of other movies. For instance, The Boss Baby is leading the weekend box-office and was not expected to have such a good response from the audience. On the other hand, while a film like Power Rangers Movie has been a fan favorite, it failed to attract the crowd in the weekends that followed the opening.

It needs to be noted that the film had the budget of $110 million. Media reports reveal that it has grossed $117m worldwide. But will this be enough to make a sequel? Hence, this is one of the reasons why the chances of a Power Ranger Movie sequel seem to be bleak.

 Reason 2 – Mixed Reviews

Secondly, the film has received mixed reviews. One cannot say the film is a complete flop, but there is no good reason why the film deserves a sequel. As per the aforementioned source, Power Rangers Movie has failed to expand beyond fans. Although the film has LGBT and autistic superheroes, that did not attract many crowds toward cinema halls.

Some of the viewers expressed their opinions on social media. Some have found the action scenes quite messy while some noted that watching this film was an awesome experience.

Reason 3 – Recreating The Old Magic

As mentioned above, Power Rangers Movie is a reboot of the original TV series of the same name. That TV series became popular gradually, and fans were excited when it was announced that Amy Jo Johnson (the former Pink Ranger) and Jason David Frank are set to make cameos in this superhero film.

But all this did not seem to push the audience to the movie theaters. Perhaps with the changes in time, the notion of a superhero and his team have also changed. The Power Rangers Movie might not have re-created the same old magic which the TV series created. For instance, as per the aforementioned report, Pitch Perfect 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and other sequels came after a well-reviewed original film.

Power Rangers Movie Sequel Possible?

Overall, the film had been well directed by Dean Israelite, and Haim Saban is all set to go for a sequel. In a report by Variety, he says, “If this film is as successful as I hope on March 24.” He continues, “on March 25 we’ll have the first story meeting for Movie No. 2.” He also adds that, “We already have a six-movie story arc.”

Power Rangers Movie has yet to open in Japan (July 15). In addition, it is expected to gather more collection here. So looking at the response it receives, perhaps the future of the sequel might be determined. The movie features cast such as Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, RJ Cyler, Becky Gomez, and others.

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About the author

Disha Mashelkar has completed her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Pune. She joined MNG in 2016. She loves writing on TV series/Films/Anime/Entertainment.