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The Next Six Entries in the Power Rangers Movie Franchise Will Be One Big Arc

Image: Lionsgate/Kimberly French, via CBR
Image: Lionsgate/Kimberly French, via CBR

The Power Rangers movie reboot hits theaters this week, and it’s not going to be the last time we see these teenagers with attitude if the man who brought Power Rangers into existence has anything to say about it. In fact, there are plans already under way for a six-part saga.

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Speaking to Variety, Haim Saban—who, full disclosure, has ownership interest in Univision Communications, which itself owns Gizmodo Media Group, the network of websites io9 is part of—bluntly revealed that there are already lofty plans for the future of the rangers:

We already have a six-movie story arc.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about big plans for this reboot. Lionsgate previously said it had dreams of seven Power Rangers movies, but Saban’s comment is the first to make mention of a specific arc over the course of the next set of films. That’s pretty ambitious, although hopefully it also means the next few movies—if this first does well at the box offices—can hopefully expound on what makes the last act of the first movie so much fun. Which is to say, more giant robot action, please.

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I wonder if they’ll actually decide to switch up suits at some point in this arc and give us cinematic versions of the Zeo or Turbo costumes. That’d actually be a good way of showing some progress over the series. It’d certainly fit with Power Rangers’ core conceit of shaking things up on a regular basis.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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turbotastic
Turbotastic

Okay, sure. This shouldn’t be hard to break down:

Movie 2 - Green Ranger Saga, Tommy joins the team at the end

Movie 3 - Lord Zedd (place your bets now as to what middle-aged hollywood star they’ll CGI Zedd’s costume over) at the end everyone loses their powers.

Movie 4 - Power Rangers Zeo, I guess the Machine Empire shows up? Look for King Mondo to be less fat.

Movie 5 -Everyone kind of looks at each other and goes, “Do we HAVE to do Turbo?” And Zordon says, “Nah.” So they do like half of In Space.

Movie 6-The second half of In Space. At the end Zordon explodes and all evil is eradicated from the universe. Happy end!

Movie 7 -Aw hell, there’s one movie left? Okay, it’s the one where they meet the Ninja Turtles. But not the Michael Bay ones.