first_imgAs far as the larger world of Power Rangers is concerned, Israelite hopes to get to those in time as well. In the movie, he says, “there are hints of things to come and hints of the bigger universe that I hope that we get to see.”Inside of SDCC, Lionsgate surprised fans with a display of the new red, blue, pink, yellow, and black Power Rangers helmets in their booth, along with their matching stones. The stones, while not part of the original power rangers story, appear to be rough hewn stones that are the source of the Power Rangers’ powers. Upon closer inspection of the display stones, you can just make out a pterodactyl in the pink ranger’s stone, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the red power ranger’s stone. The stones on display at SDCC did not all have their matching dinosaurs embedded in them, however.Fans suspect that due to Rita Repulsa’s green costume, that she has control of the green stone. Of course, only time will tell! A green ranger has not yet been announced for the movie.The series is a nostalgic hit for all of us 90s’ kids, but there is so, so much more to the franchise than just the first season! Since the original, the Power Rangers concept has spun out into 23 television series and two theatrical films, countless tie in toys, and let’s not forget, the highly anticipated Power Rangers movie coming to theaters in 2017.Over the years, we’ve had every kind of Power Rangers team imaginable: Lost Galaxy (1999) has them looking for new planets in space, Time Force (2001) introduces a team that travels through time to save the Red Ranger, and let’s not forget about the time they were all basically police officers in Power Rangers SPD. What a whirlwind of colored super heroes, you guys.But one thing’s for sure: even if you haven’t stuck around for the gamut of 23 seasons of Power Rangers wierdness, you probably remember the original with fondness. The Power Rangers movie is a retelling of the 1993 version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, with familiar names like Jason, Kimberly, Billy, Zack, and Trini: the OG crew. Only this time, we’ve got a shiny new world of Hollywood actors like Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as Zordon, Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games) as Rita Repulsa joining the ranks of our “teenagers with attitude.”The Power Rangers movie hits theaters March, 24 2017. <> <>center_img The Morphin Time hype is real, everyone!The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers first invaded our TV screens in 1993, with a mix of crazy live-action costumed teen heroes and villains battling it out to protect Earth. Every geek worth their salt is familiar with the words, “It’s morphin’ time!”This week at San Diego Comic Con, the Power Rangers frenzy is in full force, with the cast making their rounds to promote the movie. Becky G (Trini/ Pink Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zack/ Black Ranger), Dacre Montgomery (Jason/ Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly/ Pink Ranger), RJ Cyler (Billy/Blue Ranger), and Dean Israelite (director) all made an appearance at a short panel at Conival in PetCo park Thursday afternoon, in a ramp up to the exclusive Power Rangers party thrown that night in the stadium by Legendary and Lionsgate.During the panel, a huge bit of news dropped that the movie will be bringing back the character of Alpha 5. Israelite chuckled at the past imagery of the character, which was a bumbling, panicking, comedy relief device, mentioning that they have reimagined the character a bit differently for the movie, and that, “It’s going to be very memorable.”The entire movie is said to be a grittier version of the light and fluffy 90s TV series, but when Israelite recalled his memories o Rita Repulsa in particular, it’s clear that the movie will be a good mix of fun and serious action. He says, “She’s equally scary and completely weird and funny, and I think that there’s a way to make a character sort of delicious in all those areas, and Elizabeth [Banks] is one of the only actors that I think can do all of those things.”last_img

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