Lionsgate’s first Power Rangers movie is still a year away, but the studio is putting a lot of faith into the franchise performing well for it going forward. Are you ready to be excited for not just one Power Rangers movie, but seven of them?
Speaking to analysts this morning, Lionsgate noted that they see Power Rangers as their next big franchise, in the wake of the end of The Hunger Games and the disappointment of the latest Divergent movie. So rather than playing it safe and waiting to see how the first film is received next year, the studio has told analysts it hopes to make “five, six or seven of them” over the coming years, according to Deadline. They’ve taken all of their prehistoric-animal-themed eggs and combined them into one giant basket-based robot, basically.
If the movie franchise adopted the show’s ethos of refreshing itself every once in a while with new costumes, powers, bad guys and rangers, this could possibly be a great idea—well, depending on whether or not you liked what they’ve done to the original ranger suits, that is. But considering every would-be mega-sized franchise these days just wants the same people doing the same thing sequel after sequel, somehow I doubt that will happen.