Powerful Controversial Rangers

Ahead of the Power Rangers panel at New York Comic Con, Lionsgate has released (via IGN) five more character posters for their upcoming reboot featuring the titular heroes.

But the surprises doesn’t end there.

The latest controversy revolves around the 2017 Yellow Ranger, Becky G’s “driver’s Ed” comment that was attached to her poster. In the original TV counterpart, Thuy Trang died in a car accident in 2001.

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The comment may be unintentional, but loyal fans of the original series were disappointed by the the poor taste in advertising.

Official synopsis reads:

Saban’s Power Rangers 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.

The Power Rangers cast includes Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games franchise) as Rita Repulsa. In addition Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad,” Godzilla) has been announced to play Zordon with Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live) voicing Alpha 5.

Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), Power Rangers is written by John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island, Real Steel), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), and Max Landis (Chronicle). Producers are Power Rangers creator Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner franchise).

Power Rangers will debut in theaters March 24, 2017.

Let us know in the comments below how you feel about this.

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