The new costumes for the upcoming reboot film “Saban’s Power Rangers” have finally been released.
In a recent special report by Entertainment Weekly, “Saban’s Power Rangers” production designer Andrew Menzieswhose previous works include “GI Joe: Retaliation,” among othersexplained that unlike all the other renditions of the costumes of the Power Rangers, the new costumes for the reboot film are not made of spandex. Instead, they seem to be part of the anatomy of the teenagers organically since they became Power Rangers.
This new approach to the design, Menzies said, will raise a few eyebrows it deviates from the traditional spandex costume design.
“It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume,” Menzies said. “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.”
Based on the design, the Power Rangers will be clothed in a “translucent extraterrestrial armor that crystallizes around their bodies” every time they go out and deem it necessary to announce that it is now “morphin time!”
In addition, it seems that the new film will get rid of the traditional watch-like devices that Rangers access in order to morph – the Morphers. Now, it appears that the Morphers of the Rangers will be embedded on the suits and will be the source of power of the Rangers much like how the arc reactor on the suit of Iron Man works.
It was not detailed if the rangers will still do the movesets they are known to do per character when they morph or how the animation process for the morphing sequence will be shown in the film.
“Saban’s Power rangers” open in theaters on March 24, 2017.