Power Rangers poster art reveals the Dino-zords

Ben Bussey
UK Movies Writer
The all-new 2017 ‘Power Rangers’ (credit: Lionsgate)

Prepare for your first glimpse of the mighty Zords from the upcoming ‘Power Rangers’ – although, in-keeping with most of the publicity material to date, it’s a bit of teaser image.

Audiences familiar with the much-loved 1990s TV series ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ – or, indeed, any of the subsequent ‘Power Rangers’ shows (an astonishing 23 incarnations to date) – will know that, as well as being super-powered martial arts masters, the Rangers also pilot their own mighty robotic vehicles named Zords, which in turn combine to form the formidable Mega-Zord.

A new poster released via the official ‘Power Rangers’ movie Twitter page gives us our first hint at what the new Zords will look like:

It’s a little hard to identify them due to the deliberate haziness of the image, but we should be looking at a robotic tyrannosaurus, piloted by red ranger Jason; pterodactyl, piloted by pink ranger Kimberly; mastadon, piloted by black ranger Zack; triceratops, piloted by blue ranger Billy; and, most clearly visible, the sabretooth tiger, piloted by yellow ranger Trini.

This teasing glimpse of the Zords strongly indicates that the mighty robots may not have too direct a resemblance of their prehistoric namesakes – but then this almost seems a given, as all the promo material to date implies that the ‘Power Rangers’ movie will have a far more sombre and grounded tone than any existing iteration of the franchise.

The original Zords of ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ (credit: Saban)

Directed by Dean Israelite (‘Project Almanac’), ‘Power Rangers’ casts newcomers Dacre Montgomery, Becky G, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler and Ludi Lin as the titular quintet, whilst Elizabeth Banks co-stars as their nemesis Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader voices their robot assistant Alpha 5, and Bryan Cranston portrays their all-knowing alien mentor Zordon.

‘Power Rangers’ opens in UK cinemas on 24 March 2017.

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