New artwork has been released giving fans a look at suit designs for Saban’s Power Rangers movie that didn’t quite make the cut.
The designs appear close to the final version of Lionsgate’s re-imagined Power Rangers armor, but with distinct features that were removed including ears on the Yellow Ranger, and Mastodon tusks on the Black Ranger.
Fans can check out the full gallery of all five rejected Power Rangers suits below.
The newest artwork comes from artist Ian Joyner (@ianjoynerart), who worked closely with Dean Israelite, the film’s director, to piece together the suit designs. While Joyner’s work didn’t make the final cut, he was clearly involved in the late stages of suit development as the product bears strong resemblances to the suits’ final state.
Among the notable features fans will notice are the suits’ drawing more similarities to the Rangers’ Dino Zords. The Blue Ranger sports a spike much like the Triceratops, the Yellow Ranger features ears from her Sabertooth Tiger, and the Black Ranger can be seen with tusks and a trunk much like his Mastodon. It would appear that the final version of the suits, while similar to these, aimed to make them less dinosaur-like.
Since the outset of the project’s announcement, both Lionsgate and Director Dean Israelite have remained adamant that they were looking to capture a design in Saban’s Power Rangers movie that felt organic, and “coming from within”.
Israelite also explained that the filmmakers sought to stay true to more organic-like designs for Power Rangers in order to avoid conflicting with the “sharp, angular” designs that have become closely associated with Transformers. While the film certainly captures that appearance, it perhaps explains why Nemolato’s pitched artwork never made the final cut.