23 Mar – If you thought James Cameron was ambitious with his four "Avatar" sequels, here comes "Power Rangers" with its plan for five.
Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment, told Variety: "We already have a six-movie story arc."
This means that Saban has already laid out plans for five sequels even before the release of the new "Power Rangers" movie.
Saban said that the first story meeting for the first sequel will take place the day after the new movie's release in North America (24 March). So fans keep your fingers crossed, if it gets a powerful enough opening day then this will get the ball rolling on the rest of the instalments.
What fans can expect from the upcoming sequels are state-of-the-art effects, as promised by Saban and screenwriter John Gatins. The latter added, "Making the effects state-of-the-art, that will be a big draw for the super-fans."
There was no mention on whether the current cast, consisting of Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger), Becky G (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa), Bryan Cranston (Zordon) and Bill Hader (Alpha 5), will return for the sequels.
"Power Rangers" is a reboot of the 1990s TV series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", which was produced and distributed by Saban Entertainment since 1993.
Directed by Dean Israelite, apart from the revamped looks of the rangers and the villains, one of the most talked about topic on the new movie revolves around Yellow Ranger Trini, who is the first ever gay protagonist to be featured in a superhero blockbuster.