You save the world, you end up in detention: sucks for those teenagers with attitude, but gives a helpful hint for Power Rangers fans keen for news of a sequel. During a mid-credits scene, eagle-eyed viewers have spotted what looks to be proof that Green Ranger will pop up in the sequel!
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OK, so if you didn't catch the mid-credits scene, it's a brief snippet of the Rangers in detention, with an empty chair with a green jacket on it. The image isn't very clear, but lots of decent sources like EW reckon it's legit, so make your own mind up... Check the chair in the bottom right hand corner of the pic.
Power Rangers director Dean Israelite confirms that the scene IS a Green Ranger tease, telling EW that they initially intended to use a different scene:
We had shot, actually, a different tease for Tommy that wasn’t working out as well, and when we did a bit of additional photography, we put this version in which we think plays much better.
[The original] took place in the cafeteria and it just wasn’t as cool or dynamic, but it was basically the same thing. This felt much more organic to what was going on at the end of the movie. It was a part of that end scene in detention with all the other kids, so we just added it on to that. We shot it in four hours.
Israelite also said that the Power Rangers mid-credits scene is a compromise: entertaining for both über-nerds and new viewers:
I think the end credits scene is entertaining for non-fans and fans in that you kind of understand that there is someone who isn’t there that’s really important, and what does that all mean? I agree that it’s the one thing in the movie that is so much more enjoyable if you’re [already] a fan, but I think that’s really typical of movies that are based on pre-existing content. I find I always wait for the end credits scene in Marvel movies, and if I’m not familiar with the [franchise] I really have no idea what just happened, but I get it. It’s part of the conceit of this kind of movie.
Most of all, Israelite promises that Green Ranger will be worth the wait:
"If you think these teenagers have attitude, wait ’til you see Tommy. He brings it in bucketloads. That’s what this scene is trying to hint at."
Power Rangers is in movie theaters now if you haven't seen it yet.
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