21 Mar 2017 9:29 AM +00:00 UTC

Power Rangers Just Became Even More Inclusive and Real

Before any real details about Power Rangers came out, a lot of people thought that it was going to be an odd remake. After all, heroes in colored leotards "morphin" and fighting crime doesn't seem to have any real bearing in society today.

But who would have known that the Power Rangers film will actually deal with a lot of pervasive, serious, and real issues in real life. Previously, it was confirmed that Yellow Ranger Trini will actually be dealing with issues with her sexuality as she discovers herself.

Now, Screenrant revealed that Blue Ranger Billy, portrayed by RJ Cyler, is part of the autistic spectrum.

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"I just wanted to show a different, like, viewpoint of people that are seen as being on the spectrum, right? Or people diagnosed with Autism, ‘cause it's like I feel like us being outsiders looking in… I actually sat down and shut my mouth and actually just listened and you know, accepted every bit of information with no judgment. I knew that it was my job to show, you know, that people that are on the spectrum are just regular people."

For Cyler, his goal was to be able to show that individuals who are in the autism spectrum feel the same emotions and want similar connections and relationships, even if they may express them in different ways.

I personally appreciate this inclusion. People with psychological disorders and conditions are not represented, which can sometimes lead to misconceptions and lack of awareness. While Power Rangers has shaped our childhoods with fun, I guess it's time that it becomes a good avenue for showing us the realities of life—a full circle, so to speak, for old fans to see the world differently through familiar means.

Power Rangers will be out in theaters on March 24.

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