Upon announcement that Power Rangers would be getting a big screen adaptation, reactions were mixed as to whether or not this could work. While the long running show is beloved by fans, there are areas that needed to be enhanced. However, instead of just changing one or two looks, it appears as though Lionsgate is changing the look of almost every single piece of Power Rangers mythology. The suits have been brought into modern times with Iron Man comparisons being made immediately, Alpha 5’s design is more futuristic and alien, Rita Repulsa has been dramatically changed, and even the Zords have changed.
One of the other changes that Lionsgate, Saban and director Dean Israelite have made has been the look of the Rangers’ power coins in the movie reboot. Instead of being gold coins, they now have a similar appearance to the Infinity Stones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, the international trailer for Power Rangers has put the spotlight on the new coins.
Lionsgate/Saban (via We Got This Covered) has released the first international trailer for Power Rangers, and only the second piece of marketing so far. The trailer is short and plays more like a condensed version of the U.S. trailer, but it does include a new look or two at the power coins that are the source of the Rangers’ powers.
Traditionally, the power coins are used by the Rangers to morph into their suits and power their Zords. While the look of them may have changed (unless the rock covering eventually fades away during the movie), it would be quite surprising to see them also change the purpose of the coins. Both trailers show the coins melting away at the school’s cafeteria, but the international trailer specifically gives a quick shot of the pink Pterodactyl power coin.
With Lionsgate finally putting out another look at the movie, this could be a sign that a new U.S. trailer is coming soon. After all, the film arrives next March which offers limited time to build up excitement for this movie, or win people back who have so far not been impressed by the trailers. Even with the large fan base that the property has, March is full of big films that Power Rangers will have to compete with. As such, the general reactions to the next Power Rangers trailer release could be telling as for how well the movie will perform at the box office.
Source: Lionsgate/Saban [via We Got This Covered]