‘Power Rangers’ Alpha 5 Concept Art Revealed

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The reboot of the Fox Kids series from the nineties Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a departure from the original that is going for a much darker, more mature take on the teenagers with attitude. The film has dropped “Mighty Morphin” from the title and swapped out the sunny setting of Angel Grove for the grim atmosphere of Vancouver. So far, this darker reimagining has brought us all new designs for the suits worn by the Rangers and their Megazords as well as a whole new look for Rita Repulsa that seems very green ranger-esque.

Today, IGN has revealed concept art of the new design for Alpha 5, the assistant to the Rangers’ commander, Zordon. The new look for Alpha 5 falls right in line with the alien look of the new Ranger suits.

Alpha will be voiced by Bill Hader, which seems like an all too perfect casting choice. A look at Zordon, who will be played by Bryan Cranston, has yet to be revealed but with the film only five months away it shouldn’t be long now.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

Power Rangers 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.

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Individual Zord Designs for ‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Revealed

The upcoming reboot of Power Rangers features all new looks for the Rangers and Megazords that deviates far away from the colorful look of the original Fox Kids series to give us something darker and a bit more mature. The film still manages to stay true to its core with reimagined, yet familiar versions of the main characters but the visual aesthetics for the Rangers and their Megazord have a much more traditional Japanese influence compared to the original suits and Zords modeled after the dinosaur and prehistoric animal synonymous with each Rangers’ power coin.

Over the last month, several toys have been revealed giving us our first look at Jason’s Tyrannosaurus Zord along with his Power Sword as well as the fully assembled Megazord from the upcoming film. Today the rest of the toy Zords have been revealed showcasing the designs for the Blue Ranger’s Triceratops, The Black Rangers Mastodon, the Yellow Rangers Sabertooth Tiger, and the Pink Rangers Teradactyl. The designs are right in line with everything else we have seen from the film so far. A gray figure can also be seen in the photo for the Teradactyl Zord. Could this be our first look at the new Putty design?

While it doesn’t seem like it will be possible to assemble to the individual Zords together to create the Megazord, a separate Megazord toy which happens to be very large will be hitting shelves this holiday season.

Power Rangers 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.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

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.

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New Look at Power Rangers and Rita Repulsa’s Suits

The upcoming Power Rangers reboot is a reimagination of the franchise featuring a darker and more dramatic look and tone compared to the bright and campy tone of the original Fox Kids Series. This reimagining brings us all new designs of the suits worn by the Power Rangers as well as the costume of their arch-nemesis Rita Repulsa.

The upcoming Power Rangers reboot is a reimagination of the franchise featuring a darker and more dramatic look and tone compared to the bright and campy take on the original Fox Kids Series. This reimagining brings us all new designs of the suits worn by the Power Rangers as well as the costume of their arch-nemesis Rita Repulsa.

Thanks to Instagram user michaelangeloming (h/t CBR) we have a new close-up look at all of the new Power Ranger suits as well as a look at Rita Repulsa’s new green costume.

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Along with the new looks for the Rangers and Rita Repulsa, we just got our first look at the newly designed Megazord when it was revealed via the official twitter account for the upcoming film this past Friday.

Considering everything we have seen so far from the film is redesigned from the original series, you can bet that the yet to be revealed characters of Zordon and Alpha will be sporting an updated look as well. But even with the fresh take on the upcoming film, the core of the series still remains in that the characters myself and many grew up loving are still the same teenagers with attitude.

Power Rangers 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.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

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.

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‘Power Rangers’ Megazord Design Revealed

Late Friday night, the official twitter account for the upcoming film revealed the new toy Megazord which gave us our first look at the new faceless design.

In an attempt to separate itself from the original Fox Kids series that began airing in 1993, the upcoming Power Rangers film has deviated far away from the colorful and campy tone of the original series to a bleaker and more serious take on the teenagers with attitude who come together to defend the Earth from evil alien invaders.

The original series which took place in the bright and sunny Angel Grove, California has opted for the rather grim atmosphere that productions filmed in Vancouver and the pacific northwest share. Along with dropping ‘Mighty Morphin’ from the title, the new film features all new updated designs for the Rangers’ suits which have a much more traditional Japanese influence compared to the original suits that featured helmets modeled after the dinosaur and prehistoric animal synonymous with each Rangers’ power coin.

Last week, RangerNation.com revealed the first look at several toys which included the Red Rangers Tyrannosaurus Megazord plus his Power Sword as well as the Rangers’ Morphers and Power Coins which we were treated to a glimpse of in the official teaser trailer that debuted at New York Comic Con.

Late Friday night, the official twitter account for the upcoming film revealed the new toy Megazord which gave us our first look at the new faceless design.

The new Megazord is a major departure from the original Megazord but is right in line aesthetically with the design cues of the new suits for the Rangers. What’s disappointing here is that it doesn’t seem like you will be able to take the Rangers’ individual Zords and put them together to create the Megazord like you could back in the nineties.

It’s also a bit odd that the new Megazord sports a pair of wings. In the original, even though the Pink Ranger had a Pterodactyl power coin, the Megazord did not have wings until the White Ranger joined his Falcon Ninjazord with the Ninja Megazord in the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie .

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As someone who grew up with the original series as a kid, I am very excited for the new modern take on the Rangers. While I don’t love the new designs for the suits or this new Megazord, I do appreciate how much the production has done to separate itself from the original series for a new audience so I’ll wait to judge the suits and Megazords until I see them in action.

Power Rangers 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.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

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.

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New Look at Rita Repulsa in ‘Power Rangers’

Thanks to the latest issue of The Roar, the student newspaper for Angel Grove High, we have a new look at Elizabeth Banks in the villainous role of Rita Repulsa.

Thanks to the latest issue of The Roar, the student newspaper for Angel Grove High, we have a new look at Elizabeth Banks in the villainous role of Rita Repulsa.

While much of the new film seems to be in line with the original Fox Kids series from the nineties, the new costume design worn by Banks is a major departure from the original look of Repulsa.

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The new green costume has me doubting that we will eventually see a Green Ranger in a potential sequel to the upcoming film. In the original series, Rita Repulsa used her powers to enchant Angel Grove High student Tommy Oliver, giving him the dragon power coin in order for him to transform into the Green Power Ranger so he could defeat the Power Rangers which stood in the way of Repulsa conquering Earth. Being that colors have always been used to distinguish the Rangers from one another and within the series, I don’t think Saban will want to mix the colors between the heroes and the villains.

Another possibility is that Repulsa is harnessing the power of the dragon power coin giving her the new green look as opposed to her brown robe costume from the original series.

The Roar also confirms that Billy is very much like his nineties counterpart as a highly intelligent student who will bring the brains to the new team of Rangers in the upcoming film.

Some light has also been shed on just exactly what Jason Scott did to get himself in trouble as we saw in the beginning of the teaser trailer. Turns out it was a prank gone wrong, resulting in Jason totaling his red truck we saw.

Power Rangers hit theaters March 24, 2017.

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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.

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‘Power Rangers’: New Toys Give First Look at Red Rangers Megazord and Sword, Plus Morphers and Power Coins

Up until now, we have only seen parts of the new Megazords from the upcoming Power Rangers reboot. RangerNation.com has the exclusive first look at several toys which reveal the Red Rangers Tyrannosaurus Megazord plus his Power Sword as well as the Rangers’ Morphers and Power Coins which we were treated to a glimpse of in the official teaser trailer that debuted at New York Comic Con.

Up until now, we have only seen parts of the new Megazords from the upcoming Power Rangers reboot. RangerNation.com has the exclusive first look at several toys which reveal the Red Rangers Tyrannosaurus Megazord plus his Power Sword as well as the Rangers’ Morphers and Power Coins which we were treated to a glimpse of in the official teaser trailer that debuted at New York Comic Con.

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The new designs are right in the line with more Japanese inspired look of the new Ranger suits in the film. While I am still partial to the designs from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Super Sentai Series from Japan, I am excited to see what looks like an anime to come life in a live-action American film.

The full site for RangerNation.com launches next month and you can expect to see many of the new toys, most likely revealing Zordon, Alpha, the Putty Patrol and Goldar ahead of the film’s release.

Power Rangers hit theaters March 24, 2017.

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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.

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‘Power Rangers’ Motion Posters Feature Rangers Helmets

Discover the power up close and personal. The official twitter account for the upcoming reboot of Mighty Morhpin’ Power Rangers has given us a close-up look at all five of the new designs for the rangers helmets and they are looking damn good.

Discover the power up close and personal. The official twitter account for the upcoming reboot of Mighty Morhpin’ Power Rangers has given us a close-up look at all five of the new designs for the rangers helmets and they are looking damn good.

Power Rangers hits theaters March 24, 2017.

‘Power Rangers’: Jason is in Trouble

Dacre Montgomery who stars as Jason/The Red Ranger (and recently added to Stranger Things 2) shared with us a new photo from the film via his Instagram account featuring Jason looking troubled in his bedroom.

The upcoming reboot of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will take on a darker, less campy tone compared to the original series which premiered in the early nineties. The film simply titled Power Rangers dropped its first trailer at New York Comic-Con a few weeks ago and while it introduced us to the new take on the franchise, it included just enough attitude and martial arts to remind us these are still the same rangers many of us grew up loving.

Dacre Montgomery who stars as Jason/The Red Ranger (and recently added to Stranger Things 2shared with us a new photo from the film via his Instagram account featuring Jason looking troubled in his bedroom. We already saw Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) attack Trini (Becky Gomez) in her bedroom via the trailer so it’s possible she could be paying Jason a visit as well. Whatever the case is, the pants Jason has on have some tears across the upper leg portion. Judging from his build, it would seem like this occurs after the teenagers discover the alien rock that contains their power coins.

EDIT: the picture has since been removed from the Actors Instagram account.

Power Rangers hits theaters March 24, 2017.

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‘Power Rangers’ Official Teaser Trailer

Go Go Power Rangers. The first official trailer is here.

Go Go Power Rangers. The first official trailer is here and it actually looks good. As someone who grew up in the 90’s with the original series, I didn’t think this movie would appeal to me but the film seems to have struck a balance somewhere between the original series and Josh Trank’s Chronicle but definitely closer to the latter.

The trailer introduces us to the five social rejects who will become the ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ after discovering a great alien power outside of Angel Grove. While the bright and campy tone of the original series is not apparent in the trailer, the film seems to have carved out its own place within the franchise while reminding us with the music and martial arts that this is unquestionably Power Rangers.

Towards the end of the trailer we get a glimpse of Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) and a quick shot of Jason (Dacre Montgomery) beginning his metamorphosis into the Red Ranger inside what looks like it could be the rangers’ command center.

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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.

‘Power Rangers’ 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.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

New ‘Power Rangers’ Posters Revealed

It’s morphin’ time. Thanks to IGN, we just got our first look at the new posters for Power Rangers. The posters feature each ranger posing and ready to take on Rita Repulsa and the Putty Patrol. It is expected that Lionsgate will reveal the first footage from the film at NYCC this weekend.

The posters are definitely a step up from the last set released by the studio which had one that featured Billy chilling atop his Megazord. While the new ranger designs look more like MMPR meets Iron Man, it’s exciting to have a fresh take on the rangers for a new generation to fall in love with. My only hope is that we get some kind of call back to the original MMPR movie. What would you like to see? Personally I would love a cheesy roller blading scene for absolutely no reason or maybe the inclusion of a track from the original film such as “Free Ride” by Dan Hartman, or “Dreams” by Van Halen.

The film is directed by Dean Israelite and stars Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger, and Becky Gomez as the Yellow Ranger.

Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

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