The first footage from the new Power Rangers movie will be coming soon, but in the meantime, we have yet another new photo to get fans amped up for the long-awaited reboot. While it may not seem like a huge deal, fans of the original show will surely be excited to get a first glimpse at the Red Ranger‘s Power Sword. The weapon has had a major redesign and the first picture has surfaced online.
The photo first surfaced on the Power Rangers NOW Twitter account, a fan account dedicated to all things Power Rangers. The original Power Sword had a similar looking blade, but beyond that, this new sword has had a very serious overhaul. The color scheme is very similar to the classic Power Sword, but this new one happens to look a lot more like the energy sword from the video game Halo than it does the original weapon from the show. Most importantly, it does look pretty cool.
It seems likely that other redesigned weapons will be revealed soon since the Power Sword has made its way online. Not only that, but Lionsgate has announced that they will be bringing Power Rangers to New York Comic Con this weekend along with some footage, so we should expect to know a lot more about the reboot in the very near future. What we do know is that everything looks very sleek, metallic and colorful, based on every piece of marketing material we have seen from the movie so far. Especially the recent posters that were released which showed off the new Zords that will be showcased in Power Rangers.
Not only is the movie going to feature a pretty hefty redesign of the classic Power Rangers look, but it also features a pretty impressive cast that seems to be getting more impressive by the minute. While the Power Rangers themselves are being played by promising up-and-comers like Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’s RJ Cyler, who is playing the Blue Ranger, the supporting cast is sure to inspire confidence in fans. Elizabeth Banks has been tapped to play the villain Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader was recently announced as the voice of Alpha 5 and Bryan Cranston, who did some voice work on the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show, will be playing Zordon in this new version.
The other cast members who make up the new Power Rangers team include Darce Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger and Becky G as the Yellow Ranger. Power Rangers is being directed by Dean Israelite and is set for release on March 24, 2017. Be sure to check out the new Power Sword for yourself below.
— Power Rangers NOW (@PowerRangersNOW) October 3, 2016