The new Power Rangers movie isn’t even out and Lionsgate is already talking about more Power Rangers movies — six more, to be exact.
So far, responses to the action movie based on early artwork, set photos and official pics have been mixed, but Lionsgate’s is confident in the franchise. CEO Jon Feltheimer stated during a conference call:
“We are really, really excited about the Power Rangers movie. We could see doing five or six or seven.”
Feltheimer somehow misconstrued the mixed responses, adding the tentative plans for up to six additional movies are a result of positive responses to the Power Rangers’ new costumes (show above). He cited the costume reveal as evidence of audience interest, according to Variety.
Initial reactions to Rita Repulsa’s revised look haven’t been positive, to say the least. Not only does she share little resemblance to the original character, but the actress that plays her, Elizabeth Banks, is barely recognizable under the costume…
Let’s hope her overall design isn’t an indication of the overall quality of the movie. Do you have high hopes?
Directed by Dean Israelite and starring Naomi Scott, Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, and Elizabeth Banks, the Power Rangers movie releases on January 13, 2017.