New Power Rangers Film’s Stills Shows Characters in School
The official website of The Roar, the in-story school newspaper from the new Power Rangers film, revealed new stills from the film on Monday, showing the characters in school. The site also includes hints at story details, such as Jason’s suspension from Angel Grove’s high school football team.
In addition, Saban’s official fansite RangerNation posted images of three toys from the movie, offering a look at the Red Ranger’s Zord and weapon, as well as the movie’s Power Morpher.
Lionsgate previously streamed a trailer for the film earlier this month. The trailer features the song “I Walk The Line” by singer Halsey and hints at the movie’s darker tone.
Lionsgate describes the new Power Rangers film:
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.
The film is planned for a March 24, 2017 release. The main cast includes:
Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger Jason
Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger Kimberly
Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger Zack
R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger Billy
Becky Gomez as the Yellow Ranger Trini
The film’s staff revealed an earlier set of character posters last month that offered a glimpse of the Zords featured in the movie.
In addition to the main cast, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston plays Zordon, Elizabeth Banks plays Rita Repulsa, David Denman plays Sam Scott (the father of the Red Ranger), and Bill Hader plays Alpha 5.
Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is on board to direct the film. John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island, Real Steel), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), Max Landis (Chronicle), and Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor) are scriptwriters for the film.
Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Dragonball: Evolution) is composing the film’s score. Kelli Jones (Straight Outta Compton, Sons of Anarchy) is serving as costume designer, Hamish Purdy (The Revenant) is in charge of set design, and Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings) is handling suit design and visual effects. Paul Jennings is the stunt coordinator, Andrew Menzies is the production designer, and Matt Lloyd is director of photography.
Allison Shearmur and Brent O’Connor are serving as executive producers. Haim Saban, Brian Casentini (Power Rangers TV series), Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen are producing the film.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.