We got a Power Rangers movie back in 2017, but the film ended up being a bomb, and we haven’t gotten any updates on a sequel. The thing is, it looks like Hasbro is once again rebooting the franchise, and the original cast members of the 2017 film look to be out. This was confirmed by Dacre Montgomery (Jason) in a Reddit AMA.
When asked about his future in the Power Rangers franchise, he said:
“I think there is a [Power Rangers] movie in the works but it’s not with me and the cast. So yes [another Power Rangers movie will take place], but not with us.”
Though the cast isn’t returning, Power Rangers EP Brian Casentini has said that Hasbro is going to be keeping their original plan for Power Rangers. Casentini told ComicBook:
“Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner has stated theatrical films are a key part of Hasbro’s strategy for the Power Rangers franchise and that has not changed… All I can say at this time is that fans should look forward to future announcements.”
Personally, I really thought the Power Rangers reboot wasn’t at all that impressive. I mean, they could have just embraced the campiness of the franchise, but instead they went this weird route that aimed for the film to be realistic—so everything just kind of felt ridiculous. Some of the effects were decent though, and I thought Montgomery himself was actually a good choice for the lead. He did pretty great work in Stranger Things and in the first Rangers live-action movie.
For now, we don’t know what the future holds for Power Rangers, but you can catch Montgomery in the newest season of Stranger Things now on Netflix.