The nostalgia trend isn't going away any time soon in Hollywood as studios look to cash in on reboots, remakes, and beloved characters & stories from your childhood.
While we're not always crazy about the idea of some stories being revisited, one show we're definitely excited about becoming a feature film is Power Rangers!
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In the last few months we've received some exciting casting announcements like Becky G playing the Yellow Ranger and even more AH-Mazingly Elizabeth Banks playing Rita Repulsa!
Well now Entertainment Weekly has given us our first REAL look at the rangers played by Becky, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, and Dacre Montgomery (above).
Director Dean Israelite opened up to EW about the diversity of the film and updating it to contemporary times saying:
"From the very beginning, diversity was a very important part of the whole process. We switched all of the races around, but we made sure that the essence of each of those characters are who they were in the original show, and this really will be an origin story of those characters."
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Dean also dished on what we can expect of the new suits the Rangers will be wearing:
"We've really pushed ourselves to make them feel different from any other superhero costume that's out there. One key that's different to the Power Ranger suits is that they're not really suits that people get into. They're suits that morph onto our kids, so they already have this almost metaphysical quality to them."
Israelite also praised Elizabeth's upcoming performance saying:
"It's very exciting that we got [Banks], and I think what she loves is the opportunity to really embrace the insanity and deliciousness of Rita Repulsa in terms of how weird and wonderful that character was, and really dive into and consume that character. You should always be off-balance when you're watching her. Is she insane? Is she totally calculated? Does she know what she's doing? Elizabeth can toe that line really well."
Are you as stoked for Power Rangers as we are?!
[Image via Entertainment Weekly.]
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