San Diego Comic-Con is set to play host to Angel Grove’s finest in a few days’ time and with all signs pointing to the unveiling of the movie’s first trailer, a new image for Power Rangers unmasks Lionsgate’s crew of fresh-faced heroes.
Hailing from USA Today as part of their continued Comic-Con preview coverage, this is perhaps our best look at the new Rangers to date, bringing together Dacre Montgomery, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott and RJ Cyler as they look to defend Angel Grove from an oncoming alien threat.
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That nemesis is, of course, Rita Repulsa, the iconic, power-mongering extra-terrestrial brought to life with manic glee by Elizabeth Banks. On the other side of the moral compass, Bryan Cranston is on board in the role of Zordon, and the acting veteran recently compared Lionsgate’s dark reimagining to The Dark Knight.
“I don’t know if the tone is as dark as that because you’re dealing with teenagers. So the appropriateness of that, and real teenage life, and going through high school and the cliques and the popularity or lack thereof, and the bullies and all the different sections and sub-sections of high school life, and the insecurities of these kids and things like that — hopes and dreams — and you embrace all of that into a retelling of the ‘Power Rangers.’ And what you would get is this new version, this new reimagined version.”
Lionsgate will offer a new lease of life to a dormant ’90s icon when Power Rangers descend on theaters come March 24, 2017. Dean Israelite of Project Almanac fame is behind the lens.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Source: USA Today