‘Power Rangers’ Ransack Iron Man’s Closet in First Look at Reboot Costumes
Entertainment| | By Jason Owen
In case you didn’t know, the often-maligned, yet still holding a cult status among devout fans Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series is getting a film reboot next year, and on Thursday, Entertainment Weekly unveiled the first exclusive look at the heroes’ new costumes – which honestly bear a striking resemblance to one of the movie industry’s most recognizable heroes.
EW and the film’s director, Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), released the first official image of the teenagers’ new battle suits, and if you think you recognize these suits, it’s probably because they’re highly reminiscent of the suit Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) wears in the fan-favorite Iron Man and Avengers movies, right down to the glowing “heart” chamber on the chest.
Israelite had this to say about updating the look for a new generation:
“The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis. These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.”
After the reveal, many took to social media to express their ire (and occasional) delight.
You're all crazy, these new Power Rangers costumes look amazing. pic.twitter.com/xqyKCEYE9E
— Andrew Wheeler (@Wheeler) May 5, 2016
Iron Man + Green Lantern = new Power Rangers pic.twitter.com/KDyghnlqIk
— Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) May 5, 2016
The new power rangers outfits…. 😩😖😰 pic.twitter.com/gfxxJqSmp2
— Paulina Ganucheau (@PlinaGanucheau) May 5, 2016
— Bianca Gabrielle (@binkys711) May 5, 2016
So unless Marvel got the rights to Power Rangers, who the hell are these people? pic.twitter.com/leEPTw8dtU
— Joseph P. Illidge (@JosephPIllidge) May 5, 2016
OH DAMN. These new @PowerRangers suits look awesome!
What do you guys think? pic.twitter.com/tRicUGjPMU
— D-Piddy (@_dpiddy) May 5, 2016
Yeah, we’re thinking “No thanks” on this one.
If you’re interested, you can catch Power Rangers when it hits theaters March 24, 2017.