What’s old is new again, and that’s especially true for the upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot.
When Lionsgate first debuted the Power Rangers’ costume 2 months ago, fans were rather taken aback by how Iron Man-like their armour looked. The latest photo released doesn’t change much, but it does features the titular heroes unmasked.
Instead of putting us off with the character’s metallic-looking suits, this close-up shot offers a lot more details on the organic nature of their costumes. The actual texture of their glistening armours look rather scale-like, which perhaps represents the alien force that forms the suits unto the Rangers’ bodies.
The 5 Power Rangers are all played by relative newcomers. Pictured from the left are Kimberly the Pink Ranger (Naomi Scott), Billy the Blue Ranger (RJ Cyler), Jason the Red Ranger (Dacre Montgomery), Zack the Black Ranger (Ludi Lin), and Trini the Yellow Ranger (Becky G).
Aside from the recent character posters, an exclusive movie still from “Power Rangers” was also revealed. The image features both Elizabeth Banks’s Rita Repulsa and Becky G’s Trini in an intense one-on-one showdown, with Rita appearing to have the upper hand by pinning Trini against the wall.
“Rita tries to make Trini feel like she’s the weakest link of the Power Rangers, and she feels it’s easiest to go for her. Rita’s the type to play a lot of mind games, and Trini’s [thinking], ‘Can I really overpower Rita Repulsa or can I not?’” explained Becky G during an interview.
The upcoming reboot will follow our 5 young heroes in their quest to take down Repulsa, the evil humanoid alien witch who intends to obliterate planet Earth. Chosen by destiny, our heroes will have to set aside personal issues and band together as Power Rangers in conquering evil.
Directed by Dean Israelite, “Power Rangers” is expected to reach cinemas on 24th March 2017.