Mighty morphin’ spoilers ahead.
The new Power Rangers film, which hits theaters this Friday, will reportedly feature an LGBT Ranger on the colorful superhero squad.
Spoilers ahead, obviously.
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Director Dean Israelite confirmed that Trini, the Yellow Ranger (played by actor Becky G), will come to terms with her sexuality and deal with some “girlfriend problems” in the Lionsgate reboot of the classic ’90s television series.
The director discussed a short scene that is “pivotal” for the entire film with the Hollywood Reporter.
“For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Israelite said in the interview. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, ‘That’s OK.’ The movie is saying, ‘That’s OK,’ and all of the kids have to own who they are and find their tribe.”
Fans of the series took to Twitter to share their reactions to the new plot development, which breaks away from the original series.
In the original television series, all the Power Rangers were portrayed as straight.
A lot of people were very excited to welcome a queer Ranger to the team.