"We're creating, or I should say reimagining, the world in a cool, updated, contemporary, really fun way."
That's what Power Rangers director Dean Israelite told Movies.com about the reboot last June. At that stage, though, he'd only been on the project for a few weeks. Now that it's actually filming, we're starting to get glimpses of what he meant by that. We've seen Elizabeth Banks' villainous Rita Repulsa and now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we've got our first shot of the new rangers and their suits.
They all have a glowing light in their chest and have traded out the kids' show's iconic spandex for a hardened, shiny look, so it's tough to think these weren't heavily influenced by Iron Man. On the flip side, the suits were kind of incidental on the original show. They weren't really worn as armor, they basically just hid everyone's identities. This time around they look far, far more battle ready.
Now we just need to wait and see what they're actually going to battle while wearing those things. Rita Repulsa's new look isn't quite so armored up, so it's a safe bet that the monsters that fight for her will be.
And if you want to see the young men and women underneath those suits, here's 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.
Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017. If you head to EW, you can read a bit more about how the new design works.