It may be time to “Go! Go” again as it pertains to the recent big-screen adaptation of Saban’s Power Rangers.
This is where things have gotten interesting. Despite the film garnering some modest reviews, the film did not perform quite as well in the global box-office. Against an $100 million budget, the film made a global box office of $139 million. Normally, that would mean the chances of a sequel would be slim to none.
However, sales of the toys that connection with the reboot of the 1993 series Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, itself an adaptation of sorts of 1992’s Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, had skyrocketed a whopping 186% versus the previous year. As a result, it looks like both Lionsgate and Saban Films are in talks to actually do a sequel, according to director Dean Israelite, who had this to say on the prosects of a sequel:
“I hope so. It’s obviously not up to me, but I know the studio (Lionsgate) and Saban are talking in earnest about it, and are trying to push forward. They’re having a discussion.”
Israelite says if a sequel does actually happen, we may not only see Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, but another iconic villain may appear:
“You know, there was a lot of discussion at one point of Lord Zedd being in this movie. We didn’t have the real estate for it, and I didn’t want to dilute the storytelling, so Lord Zedd definitely has to make an appearance in the franchise, he’s a fan favorite.”
Things are still up in the air on Power Rangers 2. However, you can buy the DVD and Blu-Ray of Saban’s Power Rangers now as the film has hit stores as of today!
H/T: Dark Horizons