Despite the existence of a longer teaser trailer, we still haven’t seen any footage from the new Power Rangers movie that shows the titular heroes suited up in their colored gear. Furthermore, the only villain we’ve seen on-screen is Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, but only taunting one of the Rangers as they lie in bed. In fact, the best glimpses that we’ve gotten of the villains have come in the form of the upcoming toys from the movie, and another has just been revealed.
In the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series, Rita Repulsa consistently sent a batch of clay being known as Putty Patrollers to cause trouble for our heroes. They were pretty stupid, but gave just enough trouble to the multi-colored team to keep them busy for a little while. Now we have confirmation that they’ll be appearing in the movie, but they’ve been given a bit of a makeover.
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Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
All the Power Rangers characters have been given shiny new makeovers for their next big-screen outing, from the Rangers themselves to Rita Repulsa to Alpha 5. Today it’s Goldar’s turn, as a new commercial reveals what Rita’s classic henchman will look like in the upcoming film. Here’s a hint: they are really running with the “gold” part of his name. Get your Power Rangers Goldar first look below. Read More »
Even though we got quite a lengthy teaser trailer for the latest big screen iteration of Power Rangers, we still haven’t seen the titular teenage superheroes in action on screen yet. So far only still images of the Power Rangers in their signature suits have been provided online, and we’ve seen even less of their massive robot companions known as Zords, but now we get a somewhat better glimpse at the latter.
A new Power Rangers poster teases the arrival of the Zords, however, they manage to show even less than the previous teaser posters revealed with each of the Rangers standing on their own vehicles. In addition, we’ve got a new photo of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
A Power Rangers movie was always going to be a hard nut to crack on the creative side and a tough sell for a general audience. How do you even begin to update something as silly as this without spiraling into a realm of overly self-parody (which was the entire point of Joseph Kahn’s Power/Rangers short from last year)? How do you convince audiences that you’ve truly done something exciting with material that looked cartoonish and cheap in 1993? While nostalgia played a huge role in turning the Transformers movies into box office juggernauts, I wonder if that will be enough for director Dean Israelite‘s new take on five teenagers (with attitude!) gaining super-powers and defending the planet from an alien menace.
In any case, everything that is familiar about Power Rangers have received a radical redesign for the new movie, from the Ranger armor to the villainous Rita Repula to the hulking Megazord. And now, we have our first look at the redesigned robotic sidekick Alpha 5.
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Way back in the spring of this year, we got our first look at Elizabeth Banks as the villain Rita Repulsa in the latest big screen adaptation of Power Rangers. She looks drastically different than she did in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, looking less like a medieval witch and more like an alien vixen from the Species franchise.
Now some new photos of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa provides another glimpse at the character, this time showing us one trait that took influence from her look in the 1990s TV series. In addition, Rita Repulsa took over the official Power Rangers Twitter yesterday during Cyber Monday to make some truly weird product endorsements.
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It remains to be seen if the nostalgia will bring the now grown up children of the 1990s and early 2000s into theaters to see the new Power Rangers movie coming next spring, or if Lionsgate is banking on the younger, newer fans of the various television incarnations to drag their parents to theaters. Either way, this movie is coming, and it’s offering a whole new spin on the long-running property. Now we get a sneak peek at one of the signature pieces of Power Rangers.
Thanks to the official Power Rangers Twitter account, we get a glimpse of the new Megazord that will be controlled by our five teenage superheroes, and formed by their individual Zords that we already caught a glimpse of in some character posters.
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Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It’s been an interesting few days for Power Rangers fans. First, a wave of new character posters arrived a few days ago, showing off those redesigned costumes in all of their glory and/or tragedy, depending on your perspective. But those were just the prelude for the first trailer, which debuted at NYCC over the weekend. The reactions were…divisive. And now, the first wave of publicity continues with a batch of new photos and an official synopsis.
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Today brought the first look at the latest attempt to bring Power Rangers to the big screen straight from New York Comic-Con, and this was even more of a tease than we were expecting. While the first teaser trailer gives us the origins of the teenage defenders of Angel Grove, who all feel like they have personalities lifted straight from The Breakfast Club, it features exactly zero footage of the titular heroes suited up in action.
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This weekend, attendees at New York Comic-Con will be treated to the first footage from Power Rangers, the latest effort to bring the long-running sci-fi action TV series to the big screen. We’re hoping that the first teaser trailer for the movie will also be unveiled online this weekend, just like the first trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2, but we’ll see what happens.
In the meantime, five new Power Rangers posters have debuted from NYCC. Each of them show off one of the five titular warriors tasked with protecting Earth from Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) and any giant monsters she may summon to Angel Grove, even if starting world domination somewhere else would prove to be more beneficial. Anyway, check out the new Power Rangers posters after the jump. Read More »
Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie. Hader will be voicing the Rangers’ lovable robot Alpha 5. Learn more details about the Bill Hader Power Rangers casting, after the jump.
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