Power Rangers Sequel in the works?



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Official Synopsis:
Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

Release Date: March 2017

Sequel talk: August 8, 2018:  The Power Rangers 2017 film did not do as well as hoped and that muted talk of a sequel.  However, the Power Rangers franchise was sold to Hasbro and the company 
Hasbro has released an announcement that they are pursuing a sequel to the 2017 film.  The film is not called a reboot but instead a "follow-up" to the 2017 release.  
I really like this news.  I thought the Power Ranger movie was a solid film that suffered from too much build up.  I think a new film using the first film to get a lot of the development out of the way could really hit the ground running.


Hasbro Readying Plans for Power Rangers
Hasbro’s licensing plans for Power Rangers will resemble the playbook used for Transformers and My Little Pony, featuring a “very robust” line of products “coming from a number of different partners,” CEO Brian Goldner told analysts.

Hasbro acquired Power Rangers and other brands from Saban Brands for $522 million earlier this year. Goldner termed 2019 a “transition year” for Power Rangers as Hasbro introduces new products in March and April. The existing inventory of Power Rangers products is expected to be sold through retail by mid-2019 and new entertainment content and licensed products will arrive the following year, he said.

Many of Saban’s licensees also have developed My Little Pony and Transformers products, so Power Rangers’ shift to new ownership will be “relatively seamless,” Goldner said. Hasbro also has hired “key personnel” from Saban responsible for the Power Rangers brand, with Saban CEO Haim Saban serving as a creative consultant, he said.

Power Rangers’ will generate an operating profit similar to Hasbro’s other franchise brands and has a “significant opportunity for growth given where the brand had been most recently,” Goldner said. Hasbro will work with a film studio to develop a new Power Rangers movie as a follow-up to the 2017 release. In addition to Power Rangers, Hasbro also acquired Saban properties including My Pet Monster, Luna Petunia, Popples and Julius Jr.

Meanwhile Paramount and Hasbro’s All Spark Pictures have postponed release of a new Transformers 6 film until after 2019, due largely to the release of the Bumblebee film late this year, which pushed out plans for home entertainment. Transformers 6 had been scheduled for release on June 21, 2019.

Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.


Results as of May 1, 2017: Power Rangers proved to be split as far as reviews went.  The film has a 47% Critical rating and a 75% Audience Rating.  The film did not earn in the US market what it hoped but is currently sitting at an total haul of $135 million before being released in Japan and China.  Both China and Japan promise to be major markets for the film.  The film could earn enough in those markets to justify the creation of a sequel.  It has been said that their are plans for 6 plus Power Ranger films.  The budget for the film was $110 million making it in the black by $25 million.  To justify a sequel in the risky business of film the movie will still need to earn a substantial amount more.

Mover Theater Concession Stands merchandise:

Amazing Power Ranger to concession stand products


Toys:
We are Toylab after all and guess what we cover TOYS. The new Power Ranger toys for the 2017 movie are very cool.  To see them in detail check out the links below: 

Funko Pop! Power Ranger 2017 figures and minis

Power Rangers movie Toys - Zords, Figures and Monsters



Cast and Crew
Director Dean Israelite
Writers John Gatins, Matt Sazama

Cast:
Power Rangers:
Ludi Lin - Black Ranger / Zack Taylor
Dacre Montgomery - Red Ranger /Jason Lee Scott
RJ Cyler - Blue Ranger / Billy Cranston
Naomi Scott - Pink Ranger /  Kimberly Hart
Becky G. - Yellow Ranger / Trini

Other characters:
Elizabeth Banks - Rita Repulsa
Bryan Cranston - Zordon
Bill Hader - Voice of Alpha 5
Sarah Grey - Amanda
Fiona Vroom - Abigail
David Denman - Sam Scott
Emily Maddison - Rebecca


Clips


Zack learns that piloting a Zord is harder than it looks.




Official Trailer:

Trailer released Feb 17, 2017


Official Trailer released Jan 19, 2017




Sneak Peak Trailer:
The Power Rangers Official Trailer was released on October 14, 2016.





Marvel Matt and the Power Rangers a Toylab Mighty Morphin tale
A long time ago a little boy watched a group of teenagers from the town of Angel Grove turn into Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and beat the snot out of monsters big and small.  The show was cheesy as it was fun and he watched its highs and lows.  He was giddy when they added the awesome Green Ranger and even watched as their Zords changed themes.   Slowly over time the boy grew up and forgot about the show, and the Rangers.

Then in Denver Comic Con there was a Power Ranger reunion and the boy now a man walked around the actors that were in the show he dearly loved as a child.  He still was not too excited.  There had been a lot of awesome stuff that had come out since then.  Of course though something was about to happen.....Other wise this would be a really lame story.

Jason David Frank the actor who plays Tommy Oliver the Green Power Ranger jumped up on a table and yelled "GO, GO, POWER RANGERS".  A large crowd in front of his autograph booth went Bananas.  He began tossing out t-shirt to the crowd.  The crowd grew larger and even went more Bananas it was like I was watching a Van Halen concert with a bunch of geeky people.  Then it all came back just out how much fun this silly show was, and how much joy it made for me and others.  Frankly,I was pumped, yes really pumped when I heard Power Rangers were coming back.  Since that day Ive been waiting for this film.  I've been eagerly waiting to see what it would like.

Do I expect this new film to be cheesy? It sure as hell better be.  The Power Rangers are primarily about light hearted escapism, Karate, Big Robots, Giant Monsters, with a bit of teen drama mixed in.  It is fun formula and I can't wait to see it play out on the big screen.

Here is an awesome video review of the Trailer:
I love this review Andre aka "BlackNerd" is hilarious and has some great observations on the trailer.

 


Deals on Power Rangers on Amazon
Toylab is an Amazon Affiliate website lets look and see what Amazon has for the Power Rangers.






Posters and Advertising Art:








Pictures of from Power Rangers Film:



The Rangers

5 young teenagers in Angel Grove make a discovery that may allow them to save their planet.

Still from "Power Rangers"



Zordon




Zords
Here you can see the T-Rex Zord and Sabretooth Zord






Rita Repulsa
If you look at Rita's costume she is green and also has a green gem in her staff.  This is believed to be the power coin of the green ranger.  Rita is either an ex Green Ranger or she took the coin off a dead Green Ranger.






Alpha One





BOOM! Power Rangers Comics

The comic series of the Power Rangers currently with the Publisher Boom! is also making some noise with a new Ranger called the Mysterious Ranger.  The Mysterious Ranger will reveal his/her identity in Power Rangers #11 released on Jan 18, 2017.  To help promote the issue the publisher will be releasing masks created with the art work from the series artist.
This is actually the biggest Power Ranger comic news I have seen in awhile and it is greatly timed to choreograph with the film.


The Mysterious Ranger was the first new Ranger added to the Power Ranger mythos in 23 years!  He also looks pretty scary.  He has elements of the Green Ranger included in his costume but who is he?  The Mysterious Ranger first appeared in Power Rangers #9 where it was revealed he was the big bad behind the events of the first 8 issues.


Other things that might interest you.

Amazing Power Ranger to concession stand products


Funko Pop! Power Ranger 2017 figures and minis


Power Rangers movie Toys - Zords, Figures and Monsters


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