The upcoming Power Rangers reboot isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until next spring, but that hasn’t stopped Lionsgate and their marketing team from getting the word out. Two months ago, we got our first look at the new costumes, which have a very Iron Man sort of aesthetic going on, and last month brought a fairly stylish teaser poster.
Lionsgate is hoping to build further buzz during Comic-Con, where the cast of Power Rangers will appear at several events, including an opening night party sponsored by Nerdist and Geek and Sundry. Curiously, no plans have been announced to showcase any footage from Power Rangers during the annual pop culture event, which feels like something of a missed opportunity.
But before Lionsgate brings Power Rangers to the biggest geek-themed event of the year, it would probably help to get their audience acquainted with their new heroes, and to that end we have five brand new character posters to introduce the team: there’s R.J. Cyler as Billy, the Blue Ranger; Dacre Montgomery as Jason, the Red Ranger; Naomi Scott as Kimberly, the Pink Ranger; Becky Gomez as Trini, the Yellow Ranger; and Ludi Lin as Zack, the Black Ranger.
While the Power Rangers team might be composed of relative newcomers,there are definitely some seasoned veterans onboard, with Elizabeth Banks stepping into the role of Rita Repulsa, and Bryan Cranston – who did some voice work on the original television series – appearing as Zordon.
Power Rangers is currently in production with Project Almanac director Dean Israelite at the helm. Here’s the official synopsis:
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Power Rangers will backflip and cartwheel its way into theaters on March 24, 2017.
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