‘Power Rangers’ Releases Its First Teaser Trailer (Video)

Liongate’s big budget production is taking on a much edgier tone than the original television series

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot has dropped ahead of the film’s panel at New York Comic Con Saturday.

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 R.J. Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy.

Fans of the original series will remember that the Rangers start off as a normal group of teens from the town of Angel Grove before being recruited into an interstellar war that has been raging for years. With the help of their new powers, they must overcome their own issues to save the world from an evil interstellar witch and her henchmen.

Liongate’s big budget production is taking on a much edgier tone than the original television 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.

Set to hit theaters March 24, 2017, “Power Rangers” also features Bryan Cranston who is playing Rangers mentor Zordon. Bill Hader is playing the voice of robot Alpha-5.

The film also stars Elizabeth Banks as Rangers nemesis Rita Repulsa who says in the trailer, “I’ve killed rangers before.”

“Power Rangers,” directed by Dean Israelite, is set for a March 24 release.

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