You might remember the old Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and their costumes; the headgear they wore looked a bit like hockey helmets with sun glass lenses pasted on. Of course, the whole show had a homemade quality to it with rubber monsters smoking cardboard cities as they battled, before cutting to badly dubbed footage from the original Japanese series. That kind of stuff won’t stand in modern movies, so this Power Rangers coming next year from Lionsgate has to be all top shelve from the costumes, to the monsters, to the epic climactic destruction. So keeping that in mind, let’s get a close-up look at the new versions of two important pieces of the Power Rangers mythology.
On display at San Diego Comic Con this weekend are the helmets and power coins of the new Power Rangers. In case you’re Power Rangers knowledge-less, the coins are what allow the five ordinary teens to transform into the Power Rangers, while the helmet reflects the Zord (read: giant robot) they pilot when martial arts just isn’t getting the job done and Rita Repulsa makes her monsters groooooooooooow! The display is a hint of the extent of Lionsgate’s promotion for Power Rangers this year. There’s no specific Rangers panel, but it’s widely expected that a full Power Rangers trailer will debut sometime during the con. Stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, let’s check out these photos from the con floor of the Power Rangers‘ helmets and coins.
Power Rangers opens in theaters everywhere in March. San Diego Comic Con coverage continues all weekend.
Source: Comic Book Movie