The characters in the Power Rangers reboot are mostly outcasts, cast aside for one reason or another. While that is true of Kimberly as well, the original version of her backstory was even harsher.
Power Rangers writer John Gatkins and director Dean Israelite describe the original version
“One thing that was difficult about Kimberly for me was that initially I just wanted her to have
That first version would make it incredibly difficult to root for her by film's end, so the new version was probably the right way to go.
Israelite believes it worked out for the best, saying “[The original plans] didn’t speak to the fact that she betrayed someone. It feels predatory in some way. But really her issue is that her friend trusted her, and she destroyed that trust. So somehow this version speaks better to this version of the movie.”
You can find the description for Power Rangers 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."
As part of the 24-year-old global phenomenon and based on the five Rangers from the original TV series, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,”, the reimagined movie features a modern generation of Rangers including Dacre Montgomery (TV’s “Stranger Things”) as Jason the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Becky G. (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, as they attempt to stop the evil and unpredictable Rita Repulsa (played by Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games Franchise) from destroying their city…and ultimately the world. Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) as
The Saban’s Power Rangers DVD will include exclusive audio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John
Power Rangers is in stores now.
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