Part of the joy of the original show was the camp, and Power Rangers 2 would need to embrace more of Mighty Morphin's goofy roots to bring Rita Repulsa back for the Green Ranger plot. The final action beat suggests that the franchise is ready to take the leap. We leave Rita as she floats through space, apparently frozen, and potentially tumbling towards… the moon. Am I onto something? I met Israelite at this year's SXSW festival and asked.
"She gets backhanded and, yeah, the moon's in the background. It gives us the option that she can be on the moon, or maybe she's on another moon, maybe she's on one of Saturn's moons or something like that, but obviously it's deliberate that we put the moon there [at the end] so it feels like part of the original series."
Conclusion: Rita Repulsa could very well be on the moon, throwing her spear down to Earth like a Zeus space witch and manipulating Tommy Oliver into fighting the other Rangers. But how does Tommy learn to morph on his own if, as the new movie establishes, morphing is something you have to learn by teamwork and friendship?
That's a question a handful of writers have to answer sometime in the near future if the rebooted Rangers last for another installment. "We already have a six-movie story arc," Haim Saban, the longtime producer of the series, told Variety. "If this film is as successful as I hope on March 24, on March 25 we'll have the first story meeting for Movie No. 2." We believe it. Nothing can stop the Power Rangers.