The majority of the cast of ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ is made up of unknowns, but Lionsgate padded that out by casting big names like Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston in older roles. Cranston will, of course, play Zordon, the mentor of the teen heroes, while Banks plays Rita Repulsa their sworn enemy.
The movie doesn’t arrive until next summer, but according to star Becky G, who suits up as Trini the Yellow Ranger, it sounds as if the majority of filming is completed.
“We’re done with the majority of filming now. We have some reshoots coming up which I’m excited for, because I’ll get to see everybody again. We have Comic-Con before that, which is even more exciting because it’ll be my first time ever.”
Indeed, Becky G, along with costars R.J. Cyler, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery and Naomi Scott will be in attendance at SDCC next week, even though Lionsgate doesn’t have a presentation planned. Also, live from SDCC, the quintet will appear on the MTV Fandom Awards, so hopefully Lionsgate has some footage or even a trailer to premier.
In the meantime, a new image featuring Becky’s Trini in he clutches of Rita has been released:
“Rita tries to make Trini feel like she’s the weakest link of the Power Rangers, and she feels it’s easiest to go for her. Rita’s the type to play a lot of mind games, and Trini’s [thinking], ‘Can I really overpower Rita Repulsa or can I not?'”
“There were just times when I was in my harness hanging there like a little piñata just waiting to get thrown into the wall by Elizabeth.”
Waaaaaiiiiiit a minute! That sounds just like… yep, the plot of the very second episode of ‘Power Ranger’ ever, ‘High Five’ in which Trini (the original one) has to overcome her fear of heights to help save the day!
Honestly, I expected this to be a complete cold reboot, but it sounds like at least this portion does actually borrow from the source material. Who knows what other Easter Eggs old school fans can expect?
Directed by Dean Israelite, ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ stars Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, R.J. Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Lisa Berry, Caroline Cave, David Denman, Anjali Jay, Sarah Grey, Emily Maddison, Kayden Magnuson, and Patrick Sabongui and hits theaters on April 24, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly