Lionsgate’s modern reboot of the Power Rangers is finally in theaters and its success over the weekend will go a long way in determining whether this new version of the property will serve as a platform for a brand new franchise.
And apparently Lionsgate already has big plans for the future, and of course they involve the Green Ranger.
The company just released a new motion poster on Twitter showcasing a design for the Green Ranger’s helmet, hinting that Tommy Oliver is set to play an impact in the fledgling franchise’s possible future.
In the new movie, Elizabeth Banks’ villain Rita Repulsa appears to be harnessing the power of a coin, the items that give the Rangers the ability to morph into their heroic counterparts, and it has been rumored that she’s a former Green Ranger herself.
The film itself does have a huge tease for the character in the form of a post-credit scene, but all of the heavy lifting for Tommy’s turn as a Ranger will likely be done in a sequel film.
Executives are hopeful that the film does well enough financially to warrant followup films. The movie has some stiff competition in its opening weekend as it goes up against Beauty and the Beast, a financial smash hit that broke March records when it hit theaters.
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Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens 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 they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Saban's Power Rangers stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott/the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston/the Blue Ranger, Becky G as Trini Kwan/the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor/the Black Ranger, Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart/the Pink Ranger, Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader as Alpha 5, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon.
The film is being directed by Project Almanac-helmer Dean Israelite and was written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.
[h/t] Heroic Hollywood