Saban’s Power Rangers are set to make a splash in cinemas in 2017. And with the recently teased image of a revamped Rita Repulsa, played by Elizabeth Banks, the Rangers gear is doing a whole other level of morph.
Released via Entertainment Weekly, we get a first glimpse at the new (and improved?) costumes of the Power Rangers. You can probably decipher which suit is male and female. Check out the exclusive image:
The image features Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, 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. The Power Ranger suits have been described as “translucent extraterrestrial armor that crystallizes around their bodies.” Well, then…
While this may look extreme, Director Dean Israelite keys the costume change is inline with the mythos of the franchise:
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.
Power Rangers‘ synopsis reads:
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Power Rangers stars Becky G as Trini, the Yellow Ranger; RJ Cyler as Billy, the Blue Ranger; Naomi Scott as Kimberly, the Pink Ranger; Ludi Lin as Zack, the Black Ranger; Dacre Montgomery as Jason, the Red Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks stars as the villain, Rita Repulsa.
Power Rangers is slated for cinema release come March 24th 2017