We recently got our first look at Elizabeth Banks as “Rita Repulsa” in the upcoming Power Rangers movie and now we’re getting a glimpse at what we’ve all been waiting for – the suits!
Entertainment Weekly released the first image of the updated suits for our favorite morphing teens and they’ve definitely been upgraded from those skin tight body suits from the original. They remind us a little of the latest Batman suit mixed with Spider-Man and we’re not mad about it. The helmets look so cool.
The film stars Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy and according to EW, the suits will “be” translucent extraterrestrial armor that crystallizes around their bodies.
“The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis,” director Dean Israelite says. “These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.”
So was it easy to make these costumes for the big screen? “It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume,” production designer Andrew Menzies told EW. “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.” Fans like the Yellow Ranger herself. “It’s the coolest costume ever,” Becky G says. “I’m gonna wear it for Halloween for, like, five years.”
We cannot wait to see more from this movie. These first few images have us sold already and lining up ready for March 2017.