Since the release of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers back in 1993, the Power Rangers have gone through plenty of changes. From a bit of a darker, yet somehow just as cheesy (and wonderful…?) attempt back in 1995, to countless spinoffs that eventually led the entire franchise to drop the “Mighty Morphin” from their handle and take on the much easier moniker of “Power Rangers”. Generations of children have grown up with the Power Rangers and when it was announced that Saban, the producers of the original series, would be teaming with Lionsgate to reboot the series as a film franchise, the plan was met with a bit of skepticism. Today, as news continues to pour out of CinemaCon, the official logo for the film reboot was revealed and, all in all, it is not half bad.
Without further ado, take a look at the reveal.
It is definitely very true to the Power Rangers franchise, adding a bit of metal to the lettering to let audiences know that the film may have a bit of an edge to it. The bolt of electricity is a staple of the Power Rangers’ logo, in an attempt to let fans know that while things may have changed, they are still the same. In case you missed the previous casing announcements, take a look at the new team:
For those worried, yes, this new team will be taking on the roles directly from the original series, Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Billy & Trini, who will be played by Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, RJ Cyler, and Becky G, respectively. As for original baddie Rita Repulsa? That bit of perfect casting went to the ever wonderful Elizabeth Banks. That alone is worth the price of the ticket.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers really is a property ripe for a reboot. Perhaps not as dark as producer Adi Shankar and director Joseph Khan’s take on the property which, while absolutely wonderful, was a bit too much for the young auidiences to which Rangers is typically aimed. Still, if you somehow missed it, you really should check it out.
It really is wonderful, though, isn’t it?
Soon enough, Lionsgate should be releasing some footage of the new film and believe it or not, San Diego Comic Con is only a few months away. Look for it around that time.
What do you think of the new logo? Are you excited for the film?