The upcoming film reboot of Power Rangers draws ever closer to its March 24, 2017 release date, and Lionsgate (via IGN) has released some individual character posters showing off each of the new Rangers. Check out all five of them below (click to enlarge):
There have been plenty of different variations on Power Rangers since the show debuted in the United States in 1993, but the upcoming film is hoping to pull on nostalgia strings by being based on the original show. These are the same five characters from the show as it first debuted.
Power Rangers follows the story of five high schoolers living in Angel Grove (a fictional suburb of Los Angeles, California) who are given alien technology and tasked with defending the Earth from extraterrestrial threats. The show would feature martial arts fighting and larger scale battles when the Rangers would call on their “Megazords” to battle gigantic monsters. It also featured odd translations and slapstick humor.
The upcoming film features actors Dacre Montgomery (Red), Naomi Scott (Pink), Ludi Lin (Black), Becky G. (Yellow), and RJ Cyler (Blue) as the Power Rangers. It also features the voice of Bill Hader as Alpha 5, Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon. The film has a budget of over $100 million, and, judging from the trailer, it looks like more than just a nostalgic cash grab.
The trailer does not give too much of the film away, but we do get to see our actors as their teenage counterparts (and a brief glimpse of the Ranger suit as it begins to materialize). We also get several shots of action and the slightest look at Banks’s Rita Repulsa. Check it out below:
Power Rangers is scheduled to release March 24, 2017.
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