All eyes are on the Power Rangers, as Lionsgate prepares to introduce the fearsome five to a whole new generation of fans. As the March 24 release date looms closer, the studio has released some new behind the scenes footage showing the Rangers in action.
Power Rangers is currently enjoying a 3.59 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, and the studio is continuing the momentum with some of the more action-oriented footage, including the big Puttie fight. Granted, the Putties look a bit different here without all the snazzy CG work, and some would say they look much less threatening when cloaked in all neon green jumpsuits.
Zordon actor Bryan Cranston talks envisioning the franchise for a new audience, saying "The difference between the series of Power Rangers and the movie is significant. We had to pay homage to it and yet reinvent a new way of expressing itself" Rita Repulsa actress Elizabeth Banks seconds that notion, saying "This movie's really incredible, and there a lot of nods to all the big mythology from the series, and the action is amazing."
Power Rangers is a series that Blue Ranger RJ Cyler always wanted to be a part of, saying "I use to dream about being a Power Ranger. I've been practicing the last 18 years ya know! That adrenaline push that Power Rangers gives you is in this movie 10 fold."
You can view the full clip above, and the synopsis for the film is featured below.
"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."
Power Rangers stars Bryan Cranston (Zordon), Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa), Naomi Scott (Kimberly/Pink Ranger), David Denman (Sam Scott), Becky G. (Trini/Yellow Ranger), Sarah Grey (Amanda), RJ Cyler (Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger), Emily Maddison (Rebecca), Ludi Lin (Zack Taylor/Black Ranger), and Dacre Montgomery (Jason Lee Scott/Red Ranger).
Power Rangers is set to land in theaters on March 24, 2017.