We know another Power Rangers movie is coming but it won’t be a sequel to the 2017 version according to star Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things). In fact, the franchise is reportedly being rebooted…
2017’s Power Rangers movie was a critical and commercial disaster as it grossed only $142 million worldwide on a $100 million budget. Trying to give the franchise the feel of a superhero origin story was a big mistake, as was the lack of Rangers and donut themed final act.
Most of the cast have already moved on to bigger and better things, of course, with Naomi Scott delivering a star making performance in Aladdin and Dacre Montgomery taking on a lead role in Stranger Things. However, we know they all signed multi-picture deals to star in a series of movies.
Well, the latter has now revealed that he won’t be returning for a Power Rangers sequel because the franchise is being rebooted. “I think there is a movie in the works but it’s not with me and the cast,” he confirmed. “So yes but not with us.” That’s a shame but it makes sense and it will be interesting seeing what Hasbro and Lionsgate choose to do with the characters next.
After all, it’s hard to say how they can differentiate a new batch of Power Rangers from what we’ve already seen but the franchise does have potential and a makeover could help in a big way.
What do you guys think?