With five main characters and a whole mythos to set up, Power Rangers was always going to have to leave some footage on the cutting room floor. One of the more noticeable examples of this is the Black Ranger.
In many of the trailers, footage is shown of Black Ranger actor Ludi Lin swinging from light poles and performing other acrobatic feats. In an interview with Neo Saban Power Rangers, director Dean Israelite explained how that footage was part of Zack's original backstory.
"In his original backstory, Zack was trying to kind of become a YouTube star and get money that way to help his mom, and so he was doing all these crazy stunts and posting it online," said Israelite.
Zack is one of the bigger surprises in the film. Early on Zack is depicted as a nonchalant daredevil but is later revealed to be a character of significant substance and compassion. Much of that comes from his relationships with his mother, specifically in how he does what he needs to do in order to care for her, and ultimately the film didn't need that extra bit of footage to get the point across.
You can find the official description for Power Rangers below.
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 Zordon, and Bill Hader (Finding Dory) as Alpha 5 train the Rangers to morph and master their powers as a united team.
The Saban's Power Rangers DVD will include exclusive audio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John Gatins, and deleted/alternate/extended scenes and outtakes. Saban's Power Rangers will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.
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