Power Rangers fans got some good news recently when it was reported that a sequel to the flawed, if underrated, cinematic reboot of the Mighty Morphin heroes was in the works. Though it was once thought dead, Hasbro – who hoovered up the franchise from Saban earlier this year – is said to be interested in making the most out of what could be a very lucrative film series, if handled correctly.
But what’s the official word on Power Rangers 2? Well, the company’s now responded to the rumors with a statement that, despite denying any plans are currently in the works, makes clear that they’re interested in mining the franchise’s “tremendous potential” in the near future.
“We see tremendous potential for the Power Rangers franchise around our entire brand blueprint, including feature films. We have nothing specific to announce at this time, but please stay tuned for future news and updates around the Power Rangers brand.”
2017’s Power Rangers was initially meant to support a multi-movie series, but the box office gross and middling reviews were clearly not enough of a reason for Saban to move forward with their ambitious plans. For what it’s worth, director Dean Israelite suggested his film was not pitched correctly and should’ve been more of a family friendly effort, which Hasbro might want to bear in mind when developing a follow-up.
It’s unclear at this stage whether a sequel would reboot the franchise again or just continue on with the talented cast of the prior movie, which included Stranger Things‘ Dacre Montgomery, Aquaman‘s Ludi Lun and Aladdin/Charlie’s Angels star Naomi Scott. Let’s hope it heads down the latter route, though, so we can get Lord Zedd and a (possibly female) Green Ranger, both of which were teased in the first Power Rangers.