The Power Rangers film has been one of the movies people are talking about the most, mainly for the curiosity of how a franchise of its nature can thrive as a cinematic franchise, in an era when comic book movies dominate the market.
But audiences were shown confidence in the project in the casting of Elizabeth Banks as the main villain and now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our first official look at our new teenagers with attitude:
According to the director of the film, Dean Israelite, this is a coming-of-age story for "disenfranchised and disparate" high schoolers who are not friends when they first meet (That's interesting).
He also goes on to clarify that while they maintained the diversity of the super team, they made a conscious decision to switch who got which color. He said:
"From the very beginning, diversity was a very important part of the whole process, we switched all of the races around, but we made sure that the essence of each of those characters are who they were in the original show, and this really will be an origin story of those characters.”
The Power Rangers' suits will be getting an update thanks to Weta Workshop. Israelite said he wanted the suits to be recognizable as belonging to the superheroes and giving them a:
"really modern, edgy, badass, aspirational quality. We’ve really pushed ourselves to make them feel different from any other superhero costume that’s out there. One key that’s different to the Power Ranger suits is that they’re not really suits that people get into. They’re suits that morph onto our kids, so they already have this almost metaphysical quality to them.”
He also had nothing but good things to say about Elizabeth Banks as the film's villain, Rita Repulsa:
“It’s very exciting that we got [Banks], and I think what she loves is the opportunity to really embrace the insanity and deliciousness of Rita Repulsa in terms of how weird and wonderful that character was, and really dive into and consume that character. You should always be off-balance when you’re watching her. Is she insane? Is she totally calculated? Does she know what she’s doing? Elizabeth can toe that line really well.”
Do you like the first official picture? are you optimistic for the rangers to be able to have a serious outing in the movie business?