The Power Rangers are returning to the big screen in 2017 with the aptly-titled Power Rangers (aka Saban’s Power Rangers): a big screen reboot of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV show that started it all in 1993, complete with versions of the classic Power Rangers villain Rita Repulsa and noble alien Zordon – played by the A-listers Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston, respectively.
The Rangers themselves are being played by lesser-known, but up and coming, actors; including, relative newcomer Dacre Montgomery as Jason the Red Ranger, as well as Naomi Scott (The Martian) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger and pop star Becky Gomez (aka Becky G) as Trini the Yellow Ranger.
With a March 2017 theatrical release date set for Power Rangers, it comes as no surprise to learn that Lionsgate will be promoting the film heavily at October 2016’s New York Comic-Con, during a panel (set to take place on Saturday, October 8th) that will include a Q&A with the cast and the filmmakers behind the movie. It remains to be seen if a trailer drops online before then, but in the meantime we can offer these new Power Rangers posters – complete with the first look at the individual Power Rangers and their Zords in the movie:
Zords, for those who are rusty on their Power Rangers terminology, are the giant robots/colossal assault vehicles that are controlled by the individual Rangers and can be combined together to form the ultra-powerful Megazord. Each of the Zords has the same color as the corresponding Ranger who can summon it. As far as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers lineup goes, their Zords include the Tyrannosaurus (Red Ranger), the Saber-Toothed Tiger (Yellow Ranger), the Triceratops (Blue Ranger), the Pterodactyl (Pink Ranger) and the Mastodon (Black Ranger). One expects that the Zords in particular will benefit from the upgrade in budget and production value from the original MMPR TV series to the 2017 Power Rangers movie.
Power Rangers (2017) is being directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), who will presumably be on-deck with the cast to take questions and present new footage from the film during its NYCC presentation. Other key players behind the scenes on the film include its sizable credited screenwriting team; including, Max Landis (Chronicle), John Gatins (Real Steel), Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Gods of Egypt), and Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor).
Power Rangers opens in U.S. theaters on March 24th, 2017.