The feature film reboot of the Fox Kids series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a major departure from the original series, featuring a much darker and more mature take as opposed to the colorful and campy children’s series. Power Rangers features an overhaul of the suits worn by the Rangers as well as the alien invader, hell bent on world domination Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks).
Repulsa is making her return to Earth, beginning her plot for world domination, making her first step as she takes over the Rangers Twitter and Instagram accounts today. The new image see’s Repulsa in her new green costume with her redesigned staff. What’s interesting about Repulsa green costume is that Power Rangers has always used the colored suits to differentiate the Rangers from one another while in battle.
In the original series, the villainous Tommy Oliver (Jason David Frank) originally sported a green suit with gold accents which he harnessed from the dragon power coin, given to him by Repulsa in order to help her defeat the Rangers. With the green ranger absent from the upcoming reboot, and Repulsa sporting a green suit herself, it’s possible that Repulsa could be harnessing the dragon power coin herself.
Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.
The film stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as Zordon, and Bill Hader as Alpha 5.
Saban’s Power Rangers 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.