When the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers premiered way back in the hallowed 90s, the Rangers’ costumes were little more than plastic helmets and spandex suits, hardly cutting edge for the advanced alien tech (or whatever) the characters were supposed to have. The producers of the big screen Power Rangers remake though have promised something less Spider-Man and more Iron Man when the new Rangers make their debut in cinemas in the spring. What does a more Iron Man-ish Power Ranger look like? Glad you asked because below is the first image of the new Rangers, in costume, looking out at something… Whatever it is though, their masks fell off in disbelief.
Courtesy of the San Diego Comic Con preview in USA Today, we see the Power Rangers in their new, and considerably flashier, suits. Above is Kimberly the Pink Ranger (Naomi Scott), Billy the Blue Ranger (RJ Cyler), Jason the Red Ranger (Dacre Montgomery), Zack the Black Ranger (Ludi Lin) and Trini the Yellow Ranger (Becky G). You can see the Zords are referenced in the design of each Rangers’ helmet, but much more elaborately than the way they did it in the 90s series. Question though: Are these Rangers supposed to be unmasked here? They aren’t doing much to protect their secret identities.
All should be revealed this weekend at San Diego Comic Con, but the stitch is that the only specifically Power Rangers panel scheduled for the con is about the new Boom! comic book series. Lionsgate will, of course, have a panel, and the presumption is that the trailer will be revealed during it, but the exact size and type of Power Rangers promotion that the studio is doing at the con is not yet entirely known. The good news, we have only one more sleep until the con of the year begins!
Power Rangers is in theaters everywhere on March 24, 2017; San Diego Comic Con kicks off tomorrow with preview night.