EntertainmentMovies

7 Power Rangers movies in the offing?

MoviesBy Sunday World
7 Power Rangers movies in the offing?

Lionsgate has revealed it could make up to "six or seven" more 'Power Rangers' movies.

The characters set to hit the big screen next March but before the blockbuster is unleashed its filmmakers are already thinking about making further sequels.

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said: "We are really, really excited about the 'Power Rangers' movie. We could see doing five or six or seven."

The 'Power Rangers' movie re-imagines the origins of the action heroes - a group of high school kids given extraterrestrial powers who unite to save the world.

Feltheimer said there had been a positive reaction to the costume reveal - with characters empowering suits of translucent armour that crystallises around the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' bodies - which indicated audience interest.

Lionsgate has teamed up with Dean Israelite ('Project Almanac') to direct the film and has cast five young actors to star - American singer/actress Becky G as the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin ('Monster Hunt') as the Black Ranger, Naomi Scott ('Terra Nova') as the Pink Ranger, Dacre Montgomery ('Bertrand the Terrible') as the Red Ranger and RJ Cyler ('Me and Earl and the Dying Girl') as the Blue Ranger.

'The Hunger Games' star Elizabeth Banks will play the evil alien witch Rita Repulsa.

Feltheimer also revealed that Lionsgate's next movie, 'Now You See Me 2' is on track to beat the 2013 original - which pulled in over $350 million worldwide.

The sequel, which brings back nearly all of the stars, opens June 10.