Red Ranger

Red Ranger’s Reasoning  

The Red Ranger actor wants the sequel to be even bigger. “I think the most interesting thing for me would be, where we left off, the stakes being raised even more, to a global scale could be kind of fun,” Dacre Montgomery said in an interview.

Since the Power Rangers movie spends the majority of its running time setting up the characters and the world before descending into giant monster mayhem, there’s no reason the sequel couldn’t jump right into it from the start.

One way to do that would be to adapt Doomsday, a two-part story that saw Rita Repulsa teleporting the entire city of Angel Grove to another dimension while they were in the midst of celebrating their first ever “Power Rangers Day.” She summons a new Zord, appropriately named Cyclopsis, to destroy them and it almost works, as the Ranger’s attacks are useless and their Zords almost get completely obliterated by the one-eyed monster.

The Green Ranger finally figures out that if they go back into battle and keep overwhelming it by switching to their new, bigger forms, it won’t be able to keep up. This allows them to show off all of their new zord forms, such as the Mechagodzilla-influenced Dragonzord and the ultimate form, Ultrazord, which is a ridiculous zord combination.

After finally defeating it, Zordon tells them they can give up their powers to return to their normal teenage lives, but they all refuse. It would be a perfect note for a movie ending, barring another end credits sequence to set up the next film.

Road to Corinth

It’s Just the Post-Apocalypse

If they really want destruction, just look towards the very first episode of Power Rangers RPM, titled “The Road to Corinth.” This 2009 season was supposed to be the very last of the show, so they went absolutely nuts with this thing, making something that’s clearly influenced by post-apocalyptic films like Mad Max. It kicks off with a warzone scene that features people fleeing for their lives while robots blast everyone with lasers and bomb them to pieces. They are seeking refuge in the dome of Corinth, because the world is otherwise gone.

Fortunately, the Power Rangers are there. These guys have a tougher job than their predecessors, what with there being no civilization and all, but there’s still time for these teens to have plenty of attitude. (You’d think that the end of humanity might curb that a bit, but you’d be wrong.)

These RPM characters also have new armor that feature wheels of sorts on their arms and legs, that rev up and give a little more oomph for strikes.

Power Rangers Zeo

New Armor, New Zords 

If they want to go for some different armors for the sequel, they could look towards the fourth season, Power Rangers Zeo. This is the first of many times they underwent a redesign from the traditional and relatively plain Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers armors, and the first two episodes of Zeo (“A Zeo Beginning”) shows how they get them.

This show starts as the Rangers are getting over the destruction of their command center from the last season, where they lost their power coins and can no longer morph. Fortunately they are given new wrist-worn morphers called Zeonizers and new masks with symbols on them. Their powers are pretty much the same, but they get new zords based on mythological creatures, including a Sphinx and Phoenix. They definitely are an upgrade.

Too Many Power Rangers

An Unending Tide of Power Rangers

If Saban needs more Power Rangers for future installments, there are dozens  to choose from.

Do they need more mistaken-enemies-turned friends? How about the Thunder Ninjas, who show up in Power Rangers Ninja Storm? They fight our heroes because they think that their master killed their parents but oops, it was the bad guy who told them that. When they find out they all have a good laugh and team up.

Or how about the villains of Power Rangers Jungle Fury, who turn out to be their masters who only fought them because they were being mind-controlled?

Perhaps they could go a more ridiculous route, such as the time the team are members of an intergalactic police force called Power Rangers SPD? Their boss is one Supreme Commander Anubis “Doggie” Cruger and yes, he’s a human-sized space dog.

There are dozens of Power Rangers over the show’s hundreds of episodes to choose from, so they could add a few new ones to the group in a cinch. The problem would be keeping the dynamic of the original crew together, as it’s the camaraderie and in-fighting of the original team that keeps things grounded in the little bit of reality the movies can offer. If they really want to plan a lengthy franchise, they can do what the show did and have the original Power Rangers become mentor figures to new generations of fresh-faced Rangers, all of them teaming up to fight off evil wherever it rears its big, robotic head.

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