Here's Your First Look At the New 'Power Rangers'

Here's Your First Look At the New 'Power Rangers'

Mar 04, 2016


A beloved relic of 1990s popular culture, the live-action television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers appealed to young fans, who happily watched as the teenaged characters morphed into superpowered heroes, piloted giant robots and protected the world from alien invaders. The series was an instant success and paved the way for 1995's big-screen adventure Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.

The show has continued through the year under a variety of titles and now it's preparing for a return to the big screen, titled simply Power Rangers. The first look at the movie, via EW, features the five new team members, played by Becky Gomez (Yellow Ranger), RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger), Ludi Lin (Black Ranger) and Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger).

Elizabeth Banks will also star as the villainous -- and possibly insane -- Rita Repulsa. The story is said to be a coming of age tale for the "disenfranchised and disparate" characters, who are not necessarily friendly toward each other initially.

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Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is directing the project, which is scheduled for release on March 24, 2017.


Coming up much sooner is Warcraft, an adaptation of the video game series that's due in theaters in June. Director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) has begun sharing behind the scenes shots from the production, which hint at the scale and size of the sets that were built.

Jones captioned this photo of a throne room: "One of a number of big, beautiful sets built for #WarcraftMovie."



Next, he shared a photo of the set built for Stormwind, a key location.


Lastly, he shared another shot of the throne room that requires a closer lot to see what's different than the first one, above.

Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell and Daniel Wu star. Warcraft will open in theaters on June 10.

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