In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Pitch Perfect 3 director talks about a potential Pitch Perfect 4
- Alien: Covenant‘s Ridley Scott compares Alien to Star Wars and Star Trek and gives an update about his planned sequel
- Neill Blomkamp says he’s “moved on” from his take on Alien 5
- A Power Rangers actor explains how his character will change in a possible sequel
- And more!
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Lionsgate had big plans for the Power Rangers series. In the lead-up to the first film’s release, CEO Jon Feltheimer teased four (or five or six) sequels. The message was clear: they were on board for the long run and the glossy revival of the nostalgic favorite would be one of their next big franchises. After all, something has to fill that Hunger Games-shaped hole in their line-up.
And while Power Rangers got off to a strong start at the domestic box office, it never really took off in the way Lionsgate wanted. Now, it’s starting to look like international numbers will seal the fate of Power Rangers 2 (and Power Rangers 3 and Power Rangers 4 and…).
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After an impressive opening weekend for a 25-year-old franchise, a sequel to Power Rangers seems inevitable. But here’s the big question: what’s going to happen in it?
The new film is essentially a reboot of the series and Saban is confident enough to have envisioned doing five or six or seven more movies. Fortunately, they have more than enough material to mine for story possibilities. For those of you that aren’t aware, there are 831 episodes in the series so far, almost 18 straight days of ridiculous giant robot-morphin’ action to enjoy. What will they look to for Power Rangers 2? Let’s take a look at some options. Naturally, all film and series spoilers are on the table.
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Power Rangers debuted in theaters this past weekend, and while it wasn’t able to topple the box office giant that is Beauty and the Beast, it still ended up with a solid estimated debut of $40.5 million in second place. There’s a good chance that this will put the movie in a prime position to warrant a sequel, which is good news for Lionsgate because Power Rangers producer Haim Saban says there’s a six-movie arc planned as long as the audience is interested.
The first of those sequels was teased in a Power Rangers credits scene that teases what’s next for the franchise, and it’s something that fans of the original TV series will be very excited to see on the big screen. But if you haven’t seen Power Rangers yet, stop reading now, because we’re going to dive into spoiler territory in our discussion of the Power Rangers credits scene. Read More »