The above image revealed the full costumes for the new Power Rangers from Dean Israelite’s upcoming film in all their many-colored glory earlier this year, but another new image zooms in on the super suits to reveal a few interesting changes. For starters, they’re not exactly one solid color throughout. Even with the accents, highlights, contours, and glowing crystalline power sources (presumably?), the color-coordinate suits appear to be more marbled than matte, which is an interesting design choice. Another curious change (and one that’s more practical as far as the actors playing the title roles are concerned) is a visor-less helmet design. Interesting.
While the new image is almost certainly a cropped section of a larger reveal, this is still a decent shot of the movie’s character designs and worthy of a look by fans. Starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin, and Becky G, Power Rangers opens on March 24, 2017.
Check out the new Power Rangers image below (via USA Today):
Kimberly the Pink Ranger (from left, 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) in ‘Power Rangers.’
Now, aside from the boob armor and weird color schemes, this reveal is actually pretty cool. In the original run of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, I don’t believe we ever saw the Rangers’ faces while they were still in full costume, helmets included. In other words, the original Rangers had to take their helmets completely off in order for us to see their faces and for them to act, emote, and deliver dialogue in a convincing manner, which isn’t exactly the most efficient thing to do in the midst of battle. This new shot suggests that the suits’ visors roll away or otherwise disappear when we need to see the characters converse, rolling back down again when they’re thrust back into action. It’s a nice touch to be able to see their faces rather than a plastic candy-colored shell and a black plastic visor.
But what do you think of the new design? Let us know in the comments below! Also, be sure to get caught up on our most recent coverage of Power Rangers at the following links:
- ‘Power Rangers’: Elizabeth Banks Takes on Becky G in a New Image
- ‘Power Rangers’ Character Posters Reveal the New Lineup
- Bryan Cranston on ‘The Infiltrator’, ‘Power Rangers’, James Franco’s ‘The Masterpiece’, and Wes Anderson
- Bryan Cranston Compares ‘Power Rangers’ Tone to That of ‘The Dark Knight’
- ‘Power Rangers’ Poster: The Teenagers with Attitude Prepare for an Alien Invasion