Power Rangers Movie: How Goldar’s Redesign Came to Be

Source: Entertainment Weekly

With the changes being made to the designs of characters for the Power Rangers Movie, many wondered how Goldar would look after he was announced by director, Dean Israelite at 2016’s San Diego Comic Con, to be in the film. There were many mixed responses to his design pictured below in concept art:


Movie artist, Andrew Menzies, and director, Dean Israelite took the creation of the creature in a different direction from how he appeared in the movie.

Director Dean Israelite wanted a kaiju-like beast that would be a physical manifestation of Rita’s evil instead of a villain with a personality. “Dean and I talked about him being faceless and intimidating and characterless,” production designer Andrew Menzies says. “He’s an extension of Rita that’s unstoppable.”

Menzies modeled Goldar after a chocolate fountain, with a melting form that never settles into a single shape. “I think as humans we always search for character in a face, and if it’s always shifting and changing, it becomes scary,” he says. “If it moved like chocolate and kept flowing, you could never put your finger on it.”

To avoid making Goldar look too edible, though, Menzies and Israelite also studied the mesmerizing movement of ferrofluid, or magnetized liquid, which mimics the way real, malleable gold swells and perforates. “There’s something very beautiful about him,” Israelite explains. “All of the negative space that’s constantly in Goldar’s design feels very eerie, but on the other hand, he’s a kinetic sculpture.” And he’s delicious when spread on a piece of toast.

Saban’s Power Rangers movie premiers in less than two weeks on March 24, 2017.