Where’s your skirt, Kimberly!?
The Power Rangers will be morphing into theaters next year, but they won’t be wearing the campy spandex suits fans are familiar with.
Entertainment Weekly revealed the first look at the suits worn by the new cast, which shows the five teens donning alien-like armor that crystallizes around their bodies!
While these Iron Man-esque costumes may look mighty different than the Rangers’ fighting attire, the updated outfits actually pay homage to the franchise’s mythology.
Director Dean Israelite explained:
“The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis. These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.”
Production designer Andrew Menzeis said:
“It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume. Ours is an alien costume that grows on them, that’s not man-made. You can’t win everyone over, but we are trying to appeal to a more mature audience and gain new fans.”
While the suits might not win over everyone (fans are pissed the women have heels and boob armor), cast member Becky G — who is playing Yellow Ranger Trini — is a huge fan of the new look, gushing:
“It’s the coolest costume ever. I’m gonna wear it for Halloween for, like, five years.”
Aside from the new suits, the director said the Rangers are NOT friends when the story begins — which gives another new twist to the origin story!
We have a feeling the fanbase will be divided with these new Power suits, but we have to say the rangers are looking way more badass than ever before!
[Image via Entertainment Weekly.]