It's just over three months until Lionsgate's Power Rangers movie hits screens, and while we haven't gotten another trailer quite yet there is a new toy ad that shows another of the films villains – Goldar. The 30 second ad spot shows Goldar and the Megazord flying around and doing battle in the hands of kids. It says something that the commercial felt compelled whenever there's lasers going of or rockets firing to add the text: "Fantasy Sequence. Visual Effects Added". In case anyone gets upset and decides to complain that their toy won't actually launch missiles.
We'd known since New York Comic Con that Goldar would be putting in an appearance when it was confirmed by director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), so it's not any huge surprise. However it does look different from the TV series version which was somewhat more of a giant-sized power-armor wearing hybrid of a werewolf and an extra from Gargoyles. In this version it looks like the name is far more literal – appearing to be if they took the original design and pulled a Targaryen golden crown move. However the end result for the toy looks amazingly cheap. There's no apparent detailing, just the base plastic color right out of the mold.
The film's cast includes RJ Cyler as Billy/Blue Ranger, Becky Gomez as Trini/Yellow Ranger, Darce Montgomery as Jason/Red Ranger, Ludi Lin as Zack/Black Ranger, Naomi Scott as Kimberly/Pink Ranger, Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon.
Written by John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class), and Max Landis (Chronicle); it is produced by series co-creator Haim Saban, Brian Casentini (Power Rangers), Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen (The Maze Runner).