In addition, director Dean Israelite revealed the difference between these Rangers to their original 1993 counterparts. He stated that he wanted a superhero story that reflects the lives of today's teens. The film is a coming of age story focusing on these "disenfranchised and disparate" high schoolers who are not friends at the start of the story.
Isaraelite also revealed that even though they switched some of the characters races around, they made sure that the essense of each of those characters are still intact in the movie and even states that this "will be an origin story of those characters.”
Finally, he talked about Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa. The director describes Banks taking on the role as "I think what she loves is the opportunity to really embrace the insanity and deliciousness of Rita Repulsa in terms of how weird and wonderful that character was, and really dive into and consume that character. You should always be off-balance when you’re watching her. Is she insane? Is she totally calculated? Does she know what she’s doing? Elizabeth can toe that line really well."
Power Rangers is set for a March 24, 2017 release.