The Power Rangers Get Updated Suits [Pictures]

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The Power Rangers ditch their 1990's duds...

The Power Rangers reboot will have a very different look when it comes to what the five teenagers wear— no more stretchy crime-fighting spandex. The new cast members Becky G (Yellow Ranger Trini), Ludi Lin (Black Ranger Zack), Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger Jason), Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger Kimberly), and RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger Billy) will sport snazzy translucent extraterrestrial armor that forms snugly around their bodies.

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Check out the first look provided by Entertainment Weekly below.

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“The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis,” director Dean Israelite says of the wardrobe update. “These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.”   Here are the original Power Ranger suits from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993 – 1995 timeframe).

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) - These are the Rangers folks are probably the most familiar with -- the original Mighty Morphin team. Creator Haim Saban struggled for nearly 10 years to bring "Super Sentai" to the states, but he finally succeeded with his adaptation of the dinosaur-inspired Zyuranger, which, funny enough, was the <em>sixteenth</em> iteration of Japan's multicolored heroes.

The costumers changed again in 1996 with Power Rangers Zeo pictured here:

Power Rangers Zeo (1996) - Zeo was a direct continuation of Mighty Morphin and featured a hodgepodge of newbies and veterans from the previous series. These costumes were really the first big departure from the original Rangers' look and reassigned many of the old Rangers to new colors since Zeo's Super Sentai counterpart, Ohranger, didn't include White or Black Rangers.


So it seems that the upcoming film— schedule to hit theaters March 24, 2017— will set a less campy tone while separating itself from other superhero franchises. We’ve also seen Elizabeth Banks’ Rita Repulsa makeover via People Magazine’s first look pictured here:

Here you can watch this video with a first look of Elizabeth Banks as “Rita Repulsa” . . .


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