Up to seven Power Rangers movies could happen according to Lionsgate CEO
Production is already underway for Lionsgate’s upcoming reboot of the Power Rangers, and the studio is very excited about what they’ve seen. So much so that they’re thinking of the future, and not just a second or third film but a fourth, fifth, sixth, and maybe seventh.
Speaking on their annual analyst and investor conference call, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer expressed their excitement with the opportunity for another franchise.
“We are really really excited about the ‘Power Rangers’ movie. We could see doing five or six or seven,” he said.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
The Power Rangers cast includes Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games franchise) as Rita Repulsa.
Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), Power Rangers is written by John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island, Real Steel), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), and Max Landis (Chronicle). Producers are Power Rangers creator Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner franchise).
Now shooting in Vancouver, the new Power Rangers hits the big screen March 24, 2017.