Power Rangers introduced audiences to a new and modern incarnation of the popular superhero team that was first introduced in the 90s television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Director Dean Israelite confirmed that the new version of the Yellow Ranger/Trini was gay, though her sexuality was only alluded to in the film. In an interview with The Mary Sue, actress Becky G discussed her feelings on playing the Yellow Ranger and commented on her hopes for the character in potential sequels.
Becky G talked about the opportunity to play the first gay Latina Power Ranger.
“It is an honor. It’s something that I was very excited about and, as an actress, there’s nothing [more] that I could have asked for.”
Though Trini’s sexuality was only briefly addressed in the film, Becky G shared her hope that a potential sequel would explore that further.
“The truth is with something like that, you don’t just wake up and know. It’s a process. And so, as time goes by, if we make Power Rangers 2, 3, 4 … I’m excited to see how she grows.”
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Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens 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 discoverer they are the only ones who save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Directed by Dean Israelite, the film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks and Bill Hader.
Power Rangers will be available on Digital HD on June 13 followed by the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray release on June 27.
Source: The Mary Sue
10 Saturday Morning Cartoons That Could Make Successful Movies
If the Smurfs or Transformers movies have taught us anything, old Saturday morning cartoons are the new grade-A meat for the movie studios. Cartoons can be turned into animated movies, just look at the success of the Spongebob Squarepants movies, but they can also make successful live-action adaptations. Well, with Power Rangers coming out soon, an idea so silly it might as well have been a Saturday morning cartoon it’s time for studio execs to take a look at some of these hidden classics. There’s clearly a lot of money to be made adapting beloved children franchises.
I want to point out a key word to all of you guys in case you get mad at my list. I don’t necessarily know if all of these cartoons could make good movies, but I’m pretty sure they could turn a profit and be considered successful. Some of these can be enjoyable and they’re ones you might not necessarily expect. If I forgot about your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, head to the comment section and let me know!
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