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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Last year, Power Rangers hit movie theaters, and while many fans seemed to enjoy the movie’s take on the classic Super Sentai heroes, critics weren’t nearly as smitten, and the film fizzled at the box-office. Given that the movie made a paltry $142 million off its $100 million budget, it seemed clear that there would be no sequel on the way.

More than likely, it seemed that Saban would abandon this idea for the better part of a decade before rebooting it, right? Well, there have been some big changes to the landscape of this property, as Saban was acquired by Hasbro earlier this year for $522 million, and that led to a potential for them to either revive the film franchise or reboot it sooner rather than later.

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Now, a new report from Licensing.org states that Hasbro will not only be working with a film studio to bring the Power Rangers back to the big screen, but that it will be a follow-up to the 2017 film, meaning that despite it being a failure at the box-office, they saw enough merit to warrant a sequel. Personally, I think this is the right move, if true.

Sure, Power Rangers was made up of countless clichés and big performances, but given its source material, I think it was about as grounded as you could get without deviating too far from the source material. It was silly and fun, but carried just enough weight for someone like me to care, even if it ended up being little more than a fun popcorn flick for a man-child like me to get through based mostly on pure nostalgia.

Would you see a Power Rangers follow-up? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Licensing.org

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.