‘Power Rangers’ Rejected Movie Pitch Concept Art Released

‘Power Rangers’ Rejected Movie Pitch Concept Art Released

By Amanda Joyce Dec 28, 2015 03:45 PM
Photo Credit: Alex Ruiz

The new Power Rangers movie has had plenty of rumors attached to it as it makes its way through the development process. It was called a reboot, then a reimagining, and then rumor had it that it was actually a sequel to the current television series. With all those rumors though, we finally might get a bit more of a hint with concept art that was created for one director who wasn’t hired on the project.

Conceptual artists Alex Ruiz and Gregory Semkow both shared images they created for one pitch for the film, though they didn’t reveal which director it was they created the artwork for.

Ruiz shared his images on his Deviant Art page, along with the reveal that one of the reasons directors were so interested in making the film was because of the fan film released online earlier this year that showed a bleak future for the former teen heroes. His art seems to draw from that idea a little bit with uniformed guards amongst the rubble as the Megazord battles a monster.

Alex Ruiz

He also revealed that he made changes to the Megazord, the large robot-like creation the Power Rangers use to fight giant enemies as each of their dinosaur inspired vehicles come together, were a result of the director’s vision, saying “The director had a very cool idea of wanting to see the Rangers through a transparent visor, instead of the traditional head.”

Alex Ruiz

Semkow revealed a few different images on his facebook page, one included art of the original series villain Rita Repulsa, who has been rumored to be making a return for the film. About his version of her, he said, “I imagined her body armor as constantly flowing and changing shape around her body, kind of like Rorschachs mask in Watchmen... anyway, kinda fun trying to make power rangers cool…”

Gregory Semkow

He also shared images of what Zordon, Alpha, and the control room for the Power Rangers would have looked like.

Gregory Semkow

Gregory Semkow

Gregory Semkow

The artwork from the two definitely takes on a more futuristic approach than what fans of the original 90s series would remember, but with so many of the characters from that same series making appearances in the artwork, we have to wonder if the reboot rumors will only be fueled again.

Power Rangers is being directed by Dean Israelite, and it begins filming in January 2016. The new cast of Power Rangers includes Naomi Scott, Becky Gomez, Ludi Lin, R.J. Cyler, and Dacre Montgomery. It’s set to hit theaters in March 2017, though the plot is being kept tightly under wraps.

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