*The following article contains spoilers from Power Rangers*
Power Rangers made its debut this weekend and it is definitely a fun-filled movie for everyone. There was some homage to the original series while maintaining the realistic tone of the reboot. Much like any other blockbuster film these days, a franchise is always in mind of the directors and studios & the Power Rangers are no different.
The post credit scene in the movie hinted at the direction of the sequel and the addition of fan-favorite Ranger, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger. The scene takes place in detention with the rest of the team and the teacher calling out “Tommy Oliver.” as he takes down attendance. The camera then pans on an empty seat with a green jacket hinting at Tommy’s future. In the original series, Tommy was first introduced as an enemy to the Rangers until finally siding with them against evil.
The cast of Power Rangers already has plans of who they’d like to see take on the mantle as Green Ranger. Dacre Montgomery who plays Jason Scott spoke with THR about his cast mates’ thoughts on the subject:
“A lot of the cast and I have discussed that we think it should be a girl. It makes it even three girls, three boys.”
He goes onto add,
“It’s left blank. It’s a cliffhanger. Whoever you’re going to drop into that position — whether it’s a girl, it’s inevitably going to create drama. It’ll be interesting to drop that drama into it and see how we all relate to it and work with it.”
Drama is right. In the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Tommy was a love interest for Kimberly, which caused tension between him and Jason Scott, Red Ranger. The film can still take that route if they cast a woman as Green Ranger with the Yellow Ranger coming out as LGBTQ.
What do you guys think? Should the Green Ranger be a female actress & if so, who should they cast? Comment below!
Power Rangers is in theaters now, check out our review here!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter