The kick-flips and "morphin time!" talk may remain the same, but when it comes to the look of the "Power Rangers," things have definitely been updated for the new Lionsgate film.
Today the studio revealed a first look at the uniforms for the teen superhero team for director Dean Israelite's reinvention of the beloved kids franchise via Entertainment Weekly.
Meanwhile, director Dean Israelite explained, "The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis. These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit." And Yellow Ranger actress Becky G enthused, "It’s the coolest costume ever. I’m gonna wear it for Halloween for, like, five years."
Also starring Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy, "Power Rangers" opens on March 24, 2017.
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Purported character descriptions have emerged for “Power Rangers” that seem to confirm Lionsgate’s big-screen reboot will draw inspiration from the early days of the unstoppable franchise.
Courtesy of “sources close to the movie,” Collider has fairly detailed breakdowns for teenagers Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Billy and Zack, all characters from the 1993 television series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” Of course, these descriptions suggest slightly more nuanced Rangers than the ones viewers met two decades ago.
The breakdowns also seem to confirm an earlier report about which characters will play a role in the reboot. Whether more Rangers will be added remains to be seen.
Visit Collider for the full descriptions. Directed by Dean Israelite, “Power Rangers” morphs into theaters Jan. 13, 2017.