'Power Rangers' Director Has Ideas for a Prequel About Rita and Zordon

Carla Harmon
March 30, 2017

"Power Rangers" has never been shy of its controversies, with various territories either censoring or outright banning the popular kids TV show due to its violence. That's pretty easy to do when you have years of source material to draw from, and that's exactly what they plan to do as evidenced by how they're already teasing the sequel: the introduction of the Green Ranger. They don't take themselves too seriously, in terms of how they relate.

At issue is a controversial 2013 law in Russian Federation which describes homosexuality as "non-traditional sexual relations" and prohibits the spreading of "gay propaganda". As Variety reports, Power Rangers Svengali Haim Saban has charted a course for the characters that goes way beyond this latest origin-story adventure.

He has said in a 2010 interview, "I walked off set one day during the middle of lunch. She isn't necessarily knowledgeable of how powerful she can be, she low-key underestimates herself but pretends like she's got it all under control".

For instance, future Power Rangers films won't necessarily have to follow the new team created in the reboot. The film made headlines when Lionsgate released a statement on Monday that the movie would feature Hollywood's first gay superhero played by Becky G, the yellow ranger. "It became a phenomenon there, just as it did all around the world", he says.

Power Rangers comes out this Friday.

In the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which debuted in America in 1993, Yost played Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, alongside St. John - who played Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger - and Jones, who played Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger. And that's where Trini opens up to the group of her Power Ranger friends that she's having difficulty with her family accepting her being gay. "Nobody sees her. She feels invisible", Becky G tells PEOPLE of her character. You'll be able to receive messages with a behind-the-scenes video from the "Todo Cambió" music video, the inspiration behind her new single, and advice from Becky to empower her fans to practice self-love.

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