Here’s a First Look at the ‘Power Rangers’ Cast
The crew from Angel Grove is assembled!
Today, Entertainment Weekly shared the first picture of the cast from the forthcoming Power Rangers movie. The cast includes Becky G, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin and Dacre Montgomery as Trini, Billy, Kimberly, Zack and Jason, respectively.
Director Dean Israelite has big plans for the new film, including updating the look of the Rangers’ suits as well as discussing the challenges of modern teens.
“From the very beginning, diversity was a very important part of the whole process,” Israelite told Entertainment Weekly. “We switched all of the races around, but we made sure that the essence of each of those characters are who they were in the original show, and this really will be an origin story of those characters.”
The production team turned to Weta Workshop, the masterminds behind the costuming in the Lord of the Rings trilogy to give the new suits a truly unique flair.
“We’ve really pushed ourselves to make them feel different from any other superhero costume that’s out there,” Israelite said. “One key that’s different to the Power Ranger suits is that they’re not really suits that people get into. They’re suits that morph onto our kids, so they already have this almost metaphysical quality to them.”
Okay, okay. Now can we see Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa?!