Hasbro recently held it’s latest Investor’s Report and of course a big focus going forward will be their recently acquired Power Rangers brand. As stated by CEO Brian Goldner:
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,”
Of specific note to the Power Rangers brand though, is this line in the report:
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.
Now, this certainly seems to be worded to imply that an actual sequel to the 2017 film is in the works. While that certainly could be the case as a kind “soft reboot” Brian Goldner’s statement is just vague enough to imply it could be a film that is a follow up in franchise terms rather than a narrative one. What are your thoughts on this matter? Could we actually be seeing a direct sequel with the same designs and cast? What would that mean for the distribution rights held by Lionsgate and other parties from the last film? We’ll be keeping tabs on this as it develops, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date as it does!