We’ve seen the team out of costume and had a first look at Elizabeth Banks as the villainous Rita Repulsa (both of those images can be seen in the gallery below if you missed them), and now Entertainment Weekly has revealed a first look at the rebooted heroes suited up.
Pictured are 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. However, gone is spandex and in is what the site describes as, “translucent extraterrestrial armor that crystallizes around their bodies.” Honestly, they just look like colourful versions of Iron Man, but this is certainly a pretty interesting looking update.
“The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis,” director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) explains. “These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.” Production designer Andrew Menzies adds: “It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume. Ours is an alien costume that grows on them, that’s not man-made. You can’t win everyone over, but we are trying to appeal to a more mature audience and gain new fans.” Whether that will pay off remains to be seen!
Regardless, the Power Rangers reboot is set to be released next March, so expected more details soon. For the time being though, you can bet fans will have a lot to say about these!