In the age of the interconnected superhero movie franchise, Saban’s Power Rangers hopes to rival the huge blockbuster affairs unleashed by Marvel and DC.
To ensure longevity, director Dean Israelite confirmed to Collider there is a post-credits scene, usually included to set up sequels, which Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said there could be “seven” of in the series. But unlike movies from Marvel Studios, which often puts teaser scenes at the very end of the credits, Israelite says his Power Rangers will have a mid-credits scene.
“It was always gonna be sort of a post-credits thing,” he said in an interview. “The only thing that we debated about that was where it comes. Two and a half minutes into … after the main one ends, or is it gonna come right at the end of the credits. So we decided to kind of break the credits up.”
The film has already screened for critics in Los Angeles with embargoes dated for March 20th, so no one is at liberty to reveal what is in the credits. (Speculatively, could it feature Lord Zedd, who sent Rita Repulsa to Earth in the first place?) But Israelite added that, because Power Rangers is aimed at a relatively young audience who may not have grown up with the original 1993 series, the scene is “rhythmically correct” with the rate the franchise is going in relation to the show.
A post-credits scene for Power Rangers seems inevitable, given how much the film is looking to launch a brand new franchise. With nearly 25 years on the air, there’s no shortage of storylines for the franchise to adapt.
Israelite also revealed there are many Easter eggs throughout the film, which are predominantly in the “background of things.” “They will take multiple viewings to find,” he said. “There are Easter eggs in the vernacular and what kids say at times.” He added that there’s a particular moment in the beginning of Act 3 that fans of the original will “dig,” and that it is a “musical moment.” Who wants to be it’s an homage to the original theme song?
Saban’s Power Rangers will hit theaters on March 24.Photos via Lionsgate