While Lionsgate's Power Rangers reboot doesn't have an official panel slated for Comic-Con, this highly-anticipated movie still has a big presence in San Diego. During Preview Night last night, fans got to get their first look at the convention floor, where Lionsgate put the new Power Rangers helmets on display, along with the power coins that will be seen in the movie reboot. We also got our first look at these rangers in full costume with a photo that surfaced yesterday, with some speculating that the first trailer may be unveiled soon.
It's worth noting that the cast has been spotted at the Con today, giving a number of interviews and taking photos with the fans, leading to more speculation that the trailer may debut at some point during SDCC. There is a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers panel planned for Friday, July 22 at 11:30 am in Room 5AB. It is possible that the first trailer could debut here, but the Q&A panel is specifically about the new Boom! comic and not the movie. Still, with the presence of these new Power Rangers in San Diego, anything is possible.
The Power Rangers cast includes 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, who will do battle with Elizabeth Banks' Rita Repulsa. This new update of the Power Rangers TV show 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 an alien threat. 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.
We also reported last month that Bryan Cranston has come aboard to play Zordon. In the original Power Rangers series, Zordon battled with the nefarious Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks), where Rita trapped Zordon in a time warp, while Zordon sends Rita and her minions away to a dumpster on the moon. Zordon established a command center outside of Angel Grove, California, with the help of his robot assistant Alpha 5, which ultimately lead to the creation of the Power Rangers. In the original series, Zordon was portrayed as a hologram, but we don't know if the reboot will take a different approach.
Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is directing from a script by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, with the movie currently set to go up against 20th Century Fox's A Cure For Wellness, Warner Bros.' Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur and Sony's Life on March 24, 2017. We'll be sure to keep you posted if the new Power Rangers trailer does in fact debut in San Diego sometime soon. In the meantime, take a look at these helmets and power coins from the convention floor below thanks to Twitter.