Next year we’re going to see the return of The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a property from the early ’90s that’s stepped in nostalgia for many people. Hell, it got so popular that it spawned off over 20 different Power Rangers TV shows and also some films till this day. Of course there’s going to be many skeptics with this show, as with any property that gets rebooted for a modern era. The question on everyone’s mind is, “how are they going to make this same story interesting if we’ve seen it before?” Well, the film’s director gives us some insight on that.
While speaking to Empire, Power Rangers director Dean Israelite shares his plan for updating this iconic property:
“I grew up on it and I have all the same questions other people have. How are we going to update this? How will it exist in the contemporary superhero cinema canon? [I] tried to add naturalism and a grounded nature [and make it] character-driven.”