There seems to be a level of uncertainty surrounding the new Power Rangers movie. While the film is probably anticipated by younger fans of the morphin' team, older fans haven't been completely won over just yet. The movie draws a lot of inspiration from the original Mighty Morphin' series (so it has that nostalgia factor), but its new take on the power suits leaves something to be desired. Saban and Lionsgate are just warming up, though, and they've revealed a new poster to get people hyped... but it seems to be missing something, doesn't it? Check it out below and see if you notice it.
It's a Power Rangers poster that doesn't have the Power Rangers on it! Yeah, it has the teenagers with attitude -- or at least I think they have attitude. I can't really make them out all the way back there. This poster comes from the Power Rangers Twitter account, and it seems like a miscalculation to not feature them in costume in some way. Maybe they're saving that poster for a rainy day and it'll blow all of our collective minds. Until then, we'll have to make due with this one. A quick side note: why does that one kid not get to stand on the car with his friends? Is it symbolic of his lone wolf nature? Does he not know the slogan of the poster is "together we are more?"
The poster really plays up the alien angle, with a massive star-filled night hovering above the main cast. It seems like the Power Rangers' alien origins will be a central focus, which I don't think was ever explored too deeply in the original show. We know that the Rangers suits are an alien technology that forms over their bodies, and we can assume that the creatures they fight will be of alien origin as well.
This poster is the latest Power Rangers related news this week. It was also announced that Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) will play Zordon, the Rangers' recruiter and mentor. Some of Cranston's earliest work as an actor was dubbing various voices for Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, making it an extra sweet bit of casting. He'll be joining a cast that includes Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, the main villain and all-around Ranger hater.
Dean Isrealite directs Power Rangers, which stars Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Becky G. as the Yellow Ranger, RJ Cyler as the Blue Ranger, and Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger. Power Rangers is scheduled to hit theaters on March 24, 2017.