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.
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.
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.