Coming Distractions: There’s more mopin’ than morphin’ in the first Power Rangers trailer

Next year’s Power Rangers movie has a hard road to punch, kick, and flip its way down in terms of actor recognition. While director Dean Israelite has secured some ringers—namely Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, and Bill Hader—to shore up his supporting cast, he’s also got five young mighty morphin’ leads who are all relatively unknown to the American movie-going public.

Hence, presumably, the focus of today’s teaser trailer, which dials in pretty heavily on Jason (Dacre Montgomery), Kimberly (Terra Novas Naomi Scott), and Billy (RJ Cyler, probably the best known Ranger thanks to Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) as they form a sort of knock-off Breakfast Club at Angel Grove High. A Johnny Cash cover—following the “if it’s slowed down, it’s more dramatic” school of movie trailer scoring—plays as the trio deal with their various bullies, mean girls …

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