The Power Rangers have gone through a major suit upgrade. The outfits don’t appear to be anything like the original uniforms worn by the Rangers. The new suits appear to be high-tech and look like they are made out of extraterrestrial armor, which surrounds their bodies. A definite upgrade.
Director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) spoke out about the new costumes.
“The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis. These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.”
Production designer Andrew Menzies (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) admitted that it was a major challenge to update the outfits while staying true to the original characters.
“It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume. Ours is an alien costume that grows on them, that’s not man-made. You can’t win everyone over, but we are trying to appeal to a more mature audience and gain new fans.”
The new cast features Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy.
Becky G is a fan of the outfit already.
“It’s the coolest costume ever. I’m gonna wear it for Halloween for, like, five years.”
Power Rangers hits theaters March 24th, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly