‘Power Rangers’ Alpha 5 Toy Confirms He Has A Gut

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Just a few days ago, concept art for the redesign of Alpha 5, Zordon’s loyal companion from the upcoming reboot of Power Rangers hit the web per IGN. The reboot is a total reimagining of the franchise featuring all new alien like redesigns for all of the suits worn by the characters both good and evil. The new concept art for Alpha 5 wasn’t well received mostly due to the fact that it showed the quirky robot sporting a beer belly. Thanks to rangernation, several images of new toys for the upcoming film have hit the web including all of the Rangers, an official red ranger mask, as well as the toy for Alpha 5 which confirms that his character will indeed have a gut in when Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

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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.

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‘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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SOURCE: IGN

New Look At Rita Repulsa in ‘Power Rangers’ Features Redesigned Staff

The feature film reboot for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is just under five months away from its debut. The new film is a major departure from the colorful and campy original Fox Kids series as it features a much darker and mature tone. Not only did Power Rangers drop Mighty Morphin from the title, it has swapped the sunny California setting of Angel Grove for the dreary atmosphere of Vancouver. All of the characters in the reboot have been redesigned from the ground up in appearance while remaining true to the core of the original personalities of their predecessors. Power Rangers features newly designed suits worn by the Rangers as well as Megazords that possess a much more Japanese aesthetic than the suits and Megazords from the nineties.

The nemesis of the Rangers is Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks), an evil witch hell bent on galactic domination. The look for Repulsa has also been redesigned in the upcoming reboot. As I have pointed out on this site before, I find it quite curious that Repulsa sports a green suit in the new film as opposed to her brown robe costume from the original series. Saban has always used the Rangers’ colors to distinguish one Ranger from another and being that in the original series Repulsa was in possession of the Green Ranger’s power coin, it has me wondering if Repulsa is harnessing the power of the coin herself to take on Zordon and his teenagers with attitude.

So far the marketing campaign for Power Rangers has delivered a teaser trailer and images of the newly designed suits for the characters. The designs for the Megazords have been revealed through images from the film’s toyline. But we have yet to see them in their full CG glory.

Today we have a new image that was posted to the film’s Instagram account giving us an official look at the staff wielded by Rita Repulsa. The caption teases that the origin of the character will stay true to the original series which opened with Repulsa making her escape from captivity when two astronauts exploring the moon discovered and removed the lid off of a space dumpster.

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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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SOURCE: POWER RANGERS NOW

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.

SOURCE: THE ROAR (via CBR)