By Matt O.
Entertainment Weekly has just revealed our first look at the new Power Rangers suits for the upcoming reboot film. Plus we got some cool comments about the suits from the director, the producer designer, and one of the actors. Check out the comments below and the interesting new suits, which are a mix of classic Power Ranger suits from the 90s and Ultraman from the 80s.
Director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) spoke out about the new costumes.
“The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis. These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.”
Production designer Andrew Menzies (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) admitted that it was a major challenge to update the outfits while staying true to the original characters.
“It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume. 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.”
The new cast features 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.
The Yellow Ranger aka Trini played by actress Becky G is a fan of the outfit already saying this.
“It’s the coolest costume ever. I’m gonna wear it for Halloween for, like, five years.”
In case you missed it here is actress Elizabeth Banks as the villainous Rita Repulsa.
Power Rangers is set to hit theaters on March 24th, 2017.
SOURCE: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY