Lionsgate released the brand new trailer Thursday to Saban’s “Power Rangers,” offering the first look at Bryan Cranston as the Ranger’s mentor Zordon.
The trailer (above) also features sneak peeks at Bill Hader’s Alpha-5, Goldar, the Putties, the Power Rangers’ Zords and a moneyshot of the Megazord.
For the uninitiated, a Zord is a colossal assault vehicle that is often piloted by a Power Ranger. Some Zords can combine to form a humanoid robot known as a Megazord.
In Dean Israelite’s reboot, the team of multi-colored Rangers consists of mostly relative newcomers: singer 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.
Liongate’s big-budget production is taking on a much edgier tone than the original TV series, which has been reflected in the film’s costumes — previewed for fans in early May. Costume designers have thrown away the spandex, designing harder-looking armored suits.
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 n alien threats.
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.
“Power Rangers” is scheduled to hit theaters on March 24.