Since his first reveal, the redesigned version of Goldar in the Power Rangers movie has struck a chord with Power Rangers fans worldwide.
Why doesn’t he have a face? Why is he so different from the beloved warrior ape from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV show?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Goldar’s full body makeover was explained.
“(Director) Dean and I talked about him being faceless and intimidating and characterless. He’s an extension of Rita that’s unstoppable,” production designer Andrew Menzies said.
The tandem noted that the goal was always to create massive endgame beast, and Goldar was the perfect subject for that manifestation.
Menzies and Israelite studied magnetized liquid when designing the character, to see how it would flow and react in real-time.
“There’s something very beautiful about him. All of the negative space that’s constantly in Goldar’s design feels very eerie, but on the other hand, he’s a kinetic sculpture,” said Israelite.
So why the lack of face?
“I think as humans we always search for character in a face, and if it’s always shifting and changing, it becomes scary.”
The new Goldar may not be what fans are used to, but he’s here to stay, and wreak havoc on the Power Rangers when Lionsgate’s highly anticipated film hits theaters on March 24.
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