Lionsgate is keeping the Power Rangers movie publicity train going with a special Twitter motion poster reveal, giving the Internet their closest looks at the new helmets that we’ll be seeing in the film.
The motion poster (which you can see below) shows a close-up shot of the new Red Ranger (Dacre Montgomery underneath that helmet), followed by peeks at the Yellow Ranger (Becky G), the Black Ranger (Ludi Lin), the Pink Ranger (Naomi Scott), and the Blue Ranger (RJ Cyler). As one can see, the plastic-looking helmets of yesteryear are replaced with something much sturdier; at the same time, though, they maintain the aesthetic and look from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Super Sentai series that started it all.
In an interview earlier this year, Power Rangers production designer Andrew Menzies (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) explained the need for an updated look. “It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume,” Menzies said. “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.” Director Dean Israelite also had discussed the reasoning behind the newer designs. “The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis,” he said. “These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.”
Power Rangers is the first big-screen film based on the franchise in nearly 20 years; it is scheduled to hit theaters on March 24, 2017. <a href=”https://collider.com/power-rangers-trailer/”>A teaser trailer was released earlier this month which you can find here;</a> the trailer offered a glimpse at the Project Almanac-like approach that the film seems to be taking. In addition to the actors mentioned above, the movie take on the Power Rangers franchise has recruited some big names to their cast, including Bill Hader as Alpha 5, Bryan Cranston as Zordon, and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa. More teasers are certainly to be expected as the release date comes closer.
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