Ever since the first look photo featuring all of the Power Rangers in costume surfaced last month, fans have been dying to get another look at these new suits. Thankfully, the wait is over, with images surfacing from the Licensing Expo in Brazil. Hopefully these images will be the precursor to the first trailer, but we don’t know for sure when that will debut.
The images surfaced on Instagram today, showcasing a large display with all of the Power Rangers lined up in costume, along with some promotional materials that were handed out at the Cartoon Network booth. Brazilian site Mega Power Brazil also teased that the first trailer for this highly-anticipated Power Rangers movie is coming “very soon,” but a specific date has not been given quite yet.
These images also come a few weeks after another photo that showcased the villainous Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks), frozen in a block of ice. This is presumably the prison that Rita Repulsa spends thousands of years in after she was sent there by the iconic hero Zordon, played by Bryan Cranston. It is believed that, after Zordon defeated Repulsa, she spent 10,000 years frozen in ice, before making her return to conquer the world once again.
In the original TV series Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, which debuted in 1993, Zordon battled with the nefarious Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks), where Rita trapped Zordon in a time warp, while Zordon sends Rita and her minions away to a dumpster on the moon. Zordon established a command center outside of Angel Grove, California, with the help of his robot assistant Alpha 5, which ultimately lead to the creation of the Power Rangers. In the original series, Zordon was portrayed as a hologram, but we don’t know if the reboot will take a different approach. It was also recently confirmed, by director Dean Israelite, that this reboot will bring back Alpha 5, Dinozords and the original theme song. In the original show, Alpha 5 was Zordon’s robotic assistant, and the Dinozords were the dinosaur vehicles that the Power Rangers would use.
The Power Rangers cast includes Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy, who will do battle with Elizabeth Banks’ Rita Repulsa. This new update of the Power Rangers TV show 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. Take a look at these photos, and stay tuned for the first Power Rangers trailer, as we get closer and closer to the March 24, 2017 release date.