This year's release of Power Rangers left the possibility of continuing the franchise in question. The movie certainly set-up a sequel, but what are the odds of one actually happening? Power Rangers opened big, but only took in $85 million domestically overall, on a budget of $100 million. Unlike the case with most domestic flops/disappointments this year, including The Mummy, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Transformers: The Last Knight, the film did not meet expectations in China, a market that grows more important by the day. So, no sequel, right?
Director Dean Israelite isn't as convinced that the franchise is dead upon arrival. Screen Rant asked the director if a second movie could possibly still happen:
“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.”
"I hope so" doesn't mean squat, but the fact that Saban and Lionsgate are discussing a sequel means we may still get to see the Green Ranger after all. Apparently, toy sales have been strong, so if we do get a sequel, you may have retailers and children to thank for that, or blame for it, depending how you felt about the latest iteration of Power Rangers.
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SOURCE: Screen Rant