New Look at Rita Repulsa in ‘Power Rangers’

Thanks to the latest issue of The Roar, the student newspaper for Angel Grove High, we have a new look at Elizabeth Banks in the villainous role of Rita Repulsa.

Thanks to the latest issue of The Roar, the student newspaper for Angel Grove High, we have a new look at Elizabeth Banks in the villainous role of Rita Repulsa.

While much of the new film seems to be in line with the original Fox Kids series from the nineties, the new costume design worn by Banks is a major departure from the original look of Repulsa.

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The new green costume has me doubting that we will eventually see a Green Ranger in a potential sequel to the upcoming film. In the original series, Rita Repulsa used her powers to enchant Angel Grove High student Tommy Oliver, giving him the dragon power coin in order for him to transform into the Green Power Ranger so he could defeat the Power Rangers which stood in the way of Repulsa conquering Earth. Being that colors have always been used to distinguish the Rangers from one another and within the series, I don’t think Saban will want to mix the colors between the heroes and the villains.

Another possibility is that Repulsa is harnessing the power of the dragon power coin giving her the new green look as opposed to her brown robe costume from the original series.

The Roar also confirms that Billy is very much like his nineties counterpart as a highly intelligent student who will bring the brains to the new team of Rangers in the upcoming film.

Some light has also been shed on just exactly what Jason Scott did to get himself in trouble as we saw in the beginning of the teaser trailer. Turns out it was a prank gone wrong, resulting in Jason totaling his red truck we saw.

Power Rangers hit theaters March 24, 2017.

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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.

SOURCE: THE ROAR (via CBR)

‘The Defenders’ Set Photo Reveals Misty Knight Holding Up Jessica Jones at Gunpoint

Today we have our first look at a photo of Misty in action as she holds a bloody Jessica up at gunpoint, captured just last night during filming thanks to ComingSoon.net.

Yesterday we got official confirmation that Misty Knight (Simone Missick) would be appearing in the Netflix Marvel team up series The Defenders along with a photo of Krysten Ritter on set as Jessica Jones.

Today we have our first look at a photo of Misty in action as she holds a bloody Jessica up at gunpoint, captured just last night during filming thanks to ComingSoon.net.

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Little is known about Misty’s involvement as well as the plot at this point other than the series will see the street level heroes putting their resources together and joining forces to take on an unknown villain played by Sigourney Weaver.

Head on over to ComingSoon.net to check out the full gallery of photos captured from last night’s shoot.

The Defenders is set to hit Netflix sometime in 2017.

SOURCE: COMINGSOON.NET

‘The Flash’ Loses Another Director

It seems no director can keep up with DC’s film adaptation of the scarlet speedster, The Flash starring Ezra Miller. According to TheWrap, director Rick Famuyiwa has exited the Warner Bros. production, citing creative differences as the reason for his departure. A source close to the production told TheWrap that the film, originally slated for release on March 16, 2018, will most likely be delayed due to the loss of Famuyiwa.

It seems no director can keep up with DC’s film adaptation of the scarlet speedster, The Flash starring Ezra Miller. According to TheWrap, director Rick Famuyiwa has exited the Warner Bros. production, citing creative differences as the reason for his departure. A source close to the production told TheWrap that the film, originally slated for release on March 16, 2018, will most likely be delayed due to the loss of Famuyiwa.

Famuyiwa broke onto the scene with his indie hit Dope just last year. The director was hired to replace Seth Grahame-Smith who penned the script and also exited the project due to creative differences. Before that, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were attached to direct. Lord and Miller developed the story for the film, however. The pair left to direct the upcoming ‘Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story’.

Famuyiwa and the rest of the directors exiting the project doesn’t exactly bode well for the outcome of the film but it’s important to remember that films made within the studio system are a shared vision between the studio and the director. No doubt Warner is shifting course after the negative critical response to the grim Batman V. Superman, but all this really means is the studio has not yet found the right director for the project.

Plenty of directors have exited projects before and the films have still come out fantastic in the end. Just two years ago director Edgar Wright left Ant-Man for the same reasons given by Famuyiwa and was replaced by Peyton Reed. We all know how that turned out so don’t lose hope yet. Plus if the movie doesn’t turn out well, we still have an incredible version of The Flash over on The CW.

Fans got a peek at Miller as The Flash in BvS but he will get his official debut in the DCEU in next year’s Justice League. That should be plenty to hold us over until the solo Flash film finally hits theaters.

 

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Ezra Miller as The Flash in Justice League. (Warner Bros./DC Entertainment)

 

SOURCE: THEWRAP