Saban and Lionsgate's marketing campaign for the 2017 Power Rangers movie reboot has steadily unveiled the various re-imagined elements of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers property, as they are depicted in the film. We've now seen the Rangers' new costumes, as well as the significantly different look of the villainous Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) and the concept design of the easily-panicked robot, Alpha 5 (voiced by Bill Hader), in the reboot.
The Rangers' Zords - colossal-assault vehicles that are modeled after the Rangers' respective animal "power sources" (the Tyrannosaurus, the Saber-Toothed Tiger and so forth) have been partially glimpsed in certain posters that have been released for the film to date. Power Rangers fans have been able to get a better look at the Zords' new designs through the photos released of their tie-in toy versions - but now, a poster has been released that shows off the Zords in the actual movie, more fully.
You can check out that Zords-themed poster for the Power Rangers film reboot (which debuted at Comic Book), below:
The Saber-Toothed Tiger Zord - piloted by Trini the Yellow Ranger (Becky Gomez), who can be glimpsed in the vehicle's cockpit - is the Zord featured most prominently in the poster above. The Tyrannosaurus Rex and Pterodactyl Zords are also partially visible here, though their respective pilots (Dacre Montogomery as Jason the Red Ranger and Naomi Scott as Kimberly the Pink Ranger) are not. Based on what can be seen here though, the designs of the Zords in the Power Rangers movie are pretty close to their corresponding toy counterparts (in terms of overall aesthetic). So much should also hold true for the Mastodon and Triceratops Zords in the background here, piloted by Zack the Black Ranger (Ludi Lin) and Billy the Blue Ranger (RJ Cyler).
On a different, but relevant note: this new Power Rangers poster also finalizes the writing credits for the film, after Max Landis (Chronicle) initially received credit for his unused pitch for the reboot. Project Almanac helmsman Dean Israelite is now - officially speaking - drawing from a screenplay written by John Gatins (Real Steel), based on the screen story by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Gods of Egypt), as well as Kieran and Michelle Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). Hopefully, these writers have managed to put together a cohesive mythology and narrative, to go with the shiny new designs for the Rangers' costumes and gadgets in the film.
Source: Comic Book
- Power Rangers (2017) release date: Mar 24, 2017