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New York’s hottest club is today’s Power Rangers trailer. It has everything: teens breaking sinks, dinosaur robots, Bryan Cranston’s giant head, and Bill Hader punching a tiny homunculus made of dirt. Not to mention Elizabeth Banks in an uncomfortable green suit building a monster out of metallic Silly Putty. Man, there’s a lot going on in this movie.
Just in case you forgot, that Power Rangers movie is still coming out in March, and Lionsgate has rolled out a brand-new poster that gives us a closer look at those Zords. Until now, all we’ve seen of the beasties are little bits and pieces, but now we know for sure what at least two of them look like. And, yes, they’re very big.
Superheroes don’t have to come from the brightly-colored pages of American comic books; the Power Rangers series that captivated youngsters during the ‘90s and early 2000s had roots in Japan, stemming from their tradition of kaiju films. It’s a powerful bridge between cultures, the universal desire to watch a team of teenagers with extraordinary abilities team up to beat the stuffing out of gigantic monsters, And now it’ll connect generations, too, as the official trailer arrives today with the promise of the same spirit of teamwork and towering-menace-fighting that made them an unlikely cross-Pacific sensation two decades ago.
After starring in arguably the greatest television series of all time, Bryan Cranston has certainly earned the right to pick any movie or television projects that he darn well pleases. That didn’t prevent a few people from raising their eyebrows when it was announced that Cranston would be joining the cast of the new Power Rangers reboot as their leader and mentor Zordon. Sure, we all know that Cranston got his start as a Power Rangers voice actor back in the day, but is he really so loyal as to work on a new live-action movie when he could be out there, winning Oscars or lighting up Broadway
Every new image from the Power Rangers movie is like a fun game of “what the heck is that?” Based on what we’ve seen so far, we’ve determined the aesthetic to be somewhere in the ballpark of “Joel Schumacher’s avant garde Mortal Kombat.” Today brings another puzzling image that makes for the most challenging round of this game yet, offering what is allegedly our first look at Bryan Cranston as Zordon — but what is it, really? No, seriously. You tell us.
In case you forgot that the Power Rangers movie is happening, Warner Bros. has rolled out an international trailer to drum up interest here and overseas. There’s a good chance this movie will be way bigger on the other side of the Pacific than here — after all, the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers TV show came from Japan. This is the first big blockbuster live-action movie adaptation of the characters, so it makes sense that it’ll trace back to the original TV show’s roots a little, but not without some changes. The new trailer features angsty teens, mysterious alien rocks, and symbolic hair-cutting.
In a possible bid to force people who love comics to see the movie, Power Rangers is rolling out a sequel comic that picks up after the events of the film. This marks a continuation of the franchise movie-based comic that’s for come reason become even more popular this year — The Great Wall is getting a prequel comic before the movie’s release that’ll explain a little more of the movie’s backstory, like why exactly there are monsters trying to scale the Great Wall of China. Power Rangers: Aftershock will be an in-canon story that follows up with our five heroes after the credits roll.
What you’re seeing above is a toy ad for the new Power Rangers movie, which has no shortage of surprises when it comes to character makeovers — like Elizabeth Banks’ avant garde Mortal Kombat take on Rita Repulsa, or the quasi-Cronenbergian Alpha-5. The ad above offers the latest reveal from the upcoming movie reboot, giving us our first sneak peek at Goldar, and as his name implies — and for lack of a more appropriate description — he’s gold AF.
Elizabeth Banks’ Rita Repulsa is back in a new image from the upcoming Power Rangers movie, and she looks pretty darn pleased with herself. The Power Rangers official Twitter account debuted a new still of the villain, with the caption “Thought you saw the last of me!? Ignoramus, you thought wrong. I have glorious catastrophic plans for the holiday season.”