Get ready for an overload of Power Rangers movies

2016-05-27 14:46

Los Angeles - Lionsgate has revealed it could make up to "six or seven" more Power Rangers movies.

The characters set to hit the big screen next March but before the blockbuster is unleashed its filmmakers are already thinking about making further sequels.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said: "We are really, really excited about the Power Rangers movie. We could see doing five or six or seven."

The Power Rangers movie re-imagines the origins of the action heroes - a group of high school kids given extraterrestrial powers who unite to save the world.

Feltheimer said there had been a positive reaction to the costume reveal - with characters empowering suits of translucent armour that crystallises around the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' bodies - which indicated audience interest.

Lionsgate has teamed up with Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) to direct the film and has cast five young actors to star - American singer/actress Becky G as the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as the Black Ranger, Naomi Scott (Terra Nova) as the Pink Ranger, Dacre Montgomery ('Bertrand the Terrible') as the Red Ranger and RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as the Blue Ranger.

The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks will play the evil alien witch Rita Repulsa.

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