2017’s film reboot of the “Power Rangers” franchise was not the juggernaut Lionsgate was hoping it would be. Reviews were mixed and the film’s $142 million worldwide gross was a disappointment – especially for a film that cost $105 million to produce.
The property made money from merchandising tie-in sales though so it makes sense that those involved want to keep it going, and earlier this year came talk that Hasbro was in talks with Paramount Pictures for a new film take on the property.
At the time there were no further details on the project, but now the 2017 film’s Red Ranger himself Dacre Montgomery has confirmed during a Reddit AMA that it will start over from scratch rather than being a sequel to the film he starred in. Even though he and his castmates signed for multiple films, their options aren’t being picked up: “I think there is a movie in the works but it’s not with me and the cast. So, yes — but not with us.”
The 2017 film followed five ordinary high school kids who became something extraordinary when they learned that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – was on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, the heroes discovered that they are the only ones who could save the planet.