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Hasbro confirm Power Rangers movies are part of their strategy for the newly acquired property

June 2nd, 2018 by Marc Comments

You may recall a few weeks back we reported that Hasbro had bought the rights to Power Rangers from Saban (here) and we speculated that, down the line, we may see the rangers return to the big screen and lo, we were right.

It has been confirmed by Brian Goldner, Hasbro CEO that, yes, more Power Ranger movies is part of the plan for the franchise/toys/lucrious theme tune.

“The fact that we can acquire the Power Rangers brand and plug and play that right into our strategy where we activate it in entertainment, motion pictures in the future and then of course across toys and games and consumer products and do so globally,” Goldner said in a statement.

“We felt the brand was very under leveraged and undervalued. We feel we can exploit it to a much greater extent and it was a great opportunity to acquire the brand.”

While we actually really enjoyed the 2017 Power Rangers movie and felt it deserved a sequel, we would be very surprised if that was the direction Hasbro went, but rather we’d imagine the Power Rangers fit rather neatly into the same universe as Transformers, MASK, GI Joe and all the others that Hasbro are planning on tying together in a shared universe.

Either way, you can bet that at some point in our future we’ll be sitting in a cinema humming along to ‘Go, go, Power Rangers!’.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….