Why Power Rangers 2 Needs To Happen,
Like other reboots, March’s Power Rangers promised to put a fresh spin on the material that came before, and it succeeded in revamping the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers TV series for a new generation. However, the chances of Power Rangers 2 happening aren’t looking good right now. Last week, the reboot opened dismally in China, and it didn’t fare much better during its domestic run. Given that Power Rangers hasn’t made that ideal amount of money worldwide, some are predicting that a sequel won’t be ordered. This isn’t a 100% guarantee yet, but the future isn’t looking good for the teenagers with attitude right now.
It’d be naive to think that Power Rangers 2 isn’t facing an uphill battle to be made, but we’ve come up with some reasons why the studios should push forward with the sequel and keep the Powers Rangers mythology going on the big screen for at least a little longer. Starting off, let’s turn our attention to the legendary character the first movie teased at the very end.
Warning: SPOILERS for Power Rangers are ahead!
The Green Ranger Storyline
Power Rangers ended with nearly all of its loose ends tied up, but there was one notable tease for a potential sequel. In the mid-credits scene, the teacher in charge of detention announced that Tommy Oliver would be joining the group, but when the camera panned to Tommy’s spot, only a green jacket was hanging on the chair. Tommy becoming the Green Ranger in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was arguably the series’ most compelling storyline, so if Power Rangers 2 is greenlit (pun unintended), you can bet that we’ll see that arc adapted. Remember, Rita Repulsa doesn’t have the Green Power Coin anymore, making it ripe for the taking. Power Rangers’ plot was decent, but if the sequel can bring in the Green Ranger, have him (or her) fight the team and find redemption at the end, that is already a great step towards making this blockbuster better than its predecessor.
Right now the chances of Power Rangers 2 happening don’t look good, but we’ve come up with some reasons why a sequel should still happen.