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Update: March 1, 2016
Fan Art of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in POWER RANGERS
Her boobs look so very odd...
Update: March 3, 2016
First Official Look at the Main Cast in POWER RANGERS Movie
EW has your first look at pop star Becky G, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, and Dacre Montgomery as Trini, Billy, Kimberly, Zack, and Jason, respectively for the new Power Rangers movie.
While the roster might sound familiar, director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) told EW that he wanted this superhero story to reflect the lives of teens today. The new Power Rangers is a coming of age story for these “disenfranchised and disparate” high schoolers, who are not friends when the new story begins.
“From the very beginning, diversity was a very important part of the whole process,” he said. “We switched all of the races around, but we made sure that the essence of each of those characters are who they were in the original show, and this really will be an origin story of those characters.”
The Rangers’ suits will also be getting a update as well, thanks to Weta Workshop of Lord of the Rings fame, who fabricated the costumes. Israelite wanted the costume to be immediately recognizable as belonging to the Power Rangers, while give them a “really modern, edgy, badass, aspirational quality.”
“We’ve really pushed ourselves to make them feel different from any other superhero costume that’s out there,” Israelite said. “One key that’s different to the Power Ranger suits is that they’re not really suits that people get into. They’re suits that morph onto our kids, so they already have this almost metaphysical quality to them.”
And the Rangers will need those suits if they’re going to stand a chance against Elizabeth Banks’ Rita Repulsa, who from the sounds of it, lives up to her insane legacy.
“It’s very exciting that we got [Banks], and I think what she loves is the opportunity to really embrace the insanity and deliciousness of Rita Repulsa in terms of how weird and wonderful that character was, and really dive into and consume that character,” Israelite said. “You should always be off-balance when you’re watching her. Is she insane? Is she totally calculated? Does she know what she’s doing? Elizabeth can toe that line really well.”
Power Rangers first look: Get a sneak peek at the new teenagers with attitude
Update: March 30, 2016
THE OFFICE's David Denman Joins POWER RANGERS Movie
David Denman (The Office) has joined the cast of Lionsgate's Power Rangers big screen adaptation. Denman will play the role of Sam Scott, the father of Jason Scott/Red Ranger, who is often at odds with his son over Jason's football career.
RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott and Dacre Montgomery will be playing the infamous teen heroes that don chromatically complementary suits, and Elizabeth Banks will play the villainous alien witch Rita Repulsa in the reimagining of the Saban Brands property.
Project Almanac helmer Dean Israelite will direct the feature from a script written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter).
Denman just appeared in Michael Bay's Benghazi war drama 13 Hours and Joel Edgerton's psychological thriller The Gift. Next up, he will be starring in Robert Kirkman's horror drama series Outcast for Cinemax.
'The Office' Actor David Denman Joins Lionsgate's 'Power Rangers' Movie (Exclusive)
No blond girl? Blond lives matter god dammit.
Update: April 14, 2016
Lionsgate Unveils Official Logo for Saban's POWER RANGERS Movie
Today, during Lionsgate‘s presentation at CinemaCon, the studio revealed the Power Rangers logo. The film, now shooting in Vancouver, is a production of Lionsgate and Saban Brands.
Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), Saban's Power Rangers hits the big screen March 24, 2017.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
The Power Rangers cast includes Dacre Montgomery as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin as Zack the Black Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa.
Lionsgate Unveils Official Logo for Saban's Power Rangers at CinemaCon
The Japanese one? Or the American one?
The Japanese one.
Shut your fucking mouth.
as long as rita repulsa rides a bike shooting lasers, id b happy
I see they're really wanting to play up the diversity angle.
Power Rangers? Meh I was more of a VR Troopers kid
Got a plaid Ranger and a corduroy Ranger.
nah brah all about the beetleborgs
Even Bronis make fun of PR fans.
Update: April 19, 2016
First Official Look at Elizabeth Bank's Rita Repulsa in POWER RANGERS
It’s time for Elizabeth Banks to conquer Earth — as Rita Repulsa, that is. The actress stars as the iconic monster-unleashing villain in the upcoming reboot of the small-screen franchise about five teens with attitude and abilities to round up alien menaces.
Unlike her ’90s-era counterpart, Banks’ Rita sports lighter, sleeker headgear, including gold accents and a green rope entwined around her ponytail. “It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa,” Banks tells PEOPLE. “We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”
Power Rangers: See Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in upcoming reboot
As opposed to the show, or?
Well it looks like this time they were afraid to have more than one white person.
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