Over the years, the Power Rangers franchise has shifted and changed a number of times. Still, the classic series proved to be such a hit that it spawned a number of imitators in the years that followed its initial release. Since then, many iterations of the Rangers have come and gone, leading to lots of classic moments we sadly won’t see in the upcoming movie. Still, the latter appears to be a proper “modern” reinterpretation of the Rangers and their enemies. (For instance, we know Goldar is an extension of Rita Repulsa, rather than one of her henchman.)
Many more classic elements like this will be tweaked in an effort to give Power Rangers (2017) its own flavor. We’ve seen how the new Zords will appear in action, showing off their altered design. We’ve also been treated to an underwater clip and one that takes place inside Zordon’s lair, showing just how alien the world the Rangers are entering into will be. Meanwhile, the latest Power Rangers rumors support a number of fan theories about the film. For those not wanting too much revealed however, you’ll only have to wait a bit longer to see the Power Rangers in action.
With Power Rangers coming in just a couple of weeks, Collider sat down with director Dean Israelite for a lengthy chat about the movie. During the interview, the existence of a post-credits scene was confirmed. While nothing about it was spoiled, we do know that it’ll arrive halfway through the credits—something Israelite did purposefully:
“It was always gonna be a coda. It was always gonna be sort of a post-credits scene. The only thing that we debated about that was where it comes two and a half minutes into the…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.”
Israelite added that the placement of the Power Rangers credits scene was partially motivated by the film’s intended younger audience, who may not want to wait through all of the credits, and that it rhythmically made more sense for the final product. While end credits scenes have been popular for years, the recent trend has been to stick a stinger right after the movie ends. While this can work in some cases, and mirrors the types of tags TV shows often employ, it can be tonally jarring if you’ve just finished with the climax and denouement of a film.
While we don’t know what the Power Rangers credits scene entails, it’s still nice to hear that Israelite considered how it would gel with the rest of the movie when considering it. Hopefully, that sort of care and attention to detail will be featured throughout the film. If so, we’re likely in for an enjoyable blockbuster that can be watched by the whole family. Either way, we’ll know soon enough when Power Rangers hits theaters in two weeks.