You're about to see the iconic Power Rangers in a whole new way. The iconic characters have been reimagined for the upcoming new movie, Saban's Power Rangers, which officially hits theaters tomorrow. Actors Becky G and RJ Cyler – who play the Yellow and Blue Rangers, respectively – recently stopped by the TWIST offices to tell us all about taking on these huge roles and giving the characters their own fresh spin.
"You go into a role like this and the franchise is so big and iconic and it means so much to different people," RJ tells us exclusively about joining the film as Billy.
"It’s such an established franchise and it’s so exciting to be a part of because for us it’s like a part of our childhood as well," Becky adds. "I think what’s so iconic about Power Rangers is it's always been ahead of the curve on a lot of things, and I think this time especially. We’re not here to replace anybody and to not fill anyone else’s shoes. We're just here to get inspiration on what was so iconic about Power Rangers and make something for our generation now which is taking place in 2017. You see us as real teenagers dealing with real teenager issues. It’s a true coming of age story."
"I think the best part about the movie is it’s very general — everyone can connect to somebody in the movie," RJ agrees. "Like it happens to all teenagers and their parents, the rebellious period. It’s cool to see a script that tackles the viewpoint from both sides."
Check out the video above to see our extended interview with Becky and RJ, and stay tuned for even more Power Rangers videos coming soon on TwistMagazine.com.