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Watch the New 'Power Rangers' Show Off Their Fight Skills

6 February 2016 4:20 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When it comes to the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers from 1993, the young teen heroes weren't put through intense workout routines, with most of their monster fighting scenes culled and clipped from previously existing footage. The same won't be true for Lionsgate's new Power Rangers movie reboot. It is bringing a fresh cast to the franchise. And as evident in the photos and videos they've been posting on their personal Instagram pages, these are a couple of kids you don't want to mess with.

Over the course of the last few months, the main cast of Power Rangers has been updating fans with a look at their fight skills and workout routines for this action-packed sci-fi adventure. Dacre Montgomery, who plays Red Ranger, leads the charge with quite a few workout videos, which prove he's in shape to take on main villain Rita Repulsa. About his latest training session, he had this to say. »

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Power Rangers Reboot Adds Elizabeth Banks As Rita Repulsa

2 February 2016 9:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In a fairly surprising bit of casting, THR has revealed that Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games movies) will play a villain in director Dean Israelite’s new big-screen take on the ’90s kids’ TV series, Power Rangers.

According to the trade, she’ll be playing one of the classic series baddies known as Rita Repulsa, who is described as “an alien who has designs on the planet.” This will be Banks’ first villainous role (unless you count her initially ambiguous turn as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games), as the actress is generally known for her more comedic characters – although, it does remain to be seen how seriously this movie winds up taking itself.

Banks will join a cast of newcomers that includes Rj Cyler, Becky G, Ludy Lin, Naomi Scott and Dacre Montgomery, who will star as the team of extra terrestrial bashing teens themselves.

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Elizabeth Banks To Play The Villainous 'Rita Repulsa' In Big Screen Power Rangers Reboot

2 February 2016 8:20 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Power Rangers reboot has so far assembled a cast of relative unknowns (Rj Cyler, Becky G, Ludy Lin, Naomi Scott, and Dacre Montgomery) to play the iconic team of heroes, but The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) has signed up to play the lead villain! That will be classic baddie Rita Repulsa, "an alien witch who has designs on the planet." Not much is known about the plot right now, but this character's involvement certainly gives us a rough idea of what we should expect and the trade mentions that the movie features the formation of, "a colorful team who must stop the world from being conquered." Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is directing from a script by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor).  Tell us, what do you guys think of his casting addition to Power Rangers?    Big news! @ElizabethBanks joins the cast of @PowerRangersMovie as the villainous #RitaRepulsa. »

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Elizabeth Banks Is Rita Repulsa In "Rangers"

2 February 2016 7:48 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Hunger Games" and "Pitch Perfect" actress Elizabeth Banks has been cast in the role of the villainous Rita Repulsa in the upcoming "Power Rangers" reboot at Saban and Liongate.

Dacre Montgomery, Rj Cyler, Ludy Lin, Becky G and Naomi Scott star as the new incarnations of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the Dean Israelite-directed fil which boasts a script by "X-Men: First Class" scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.

In the franchise, Rita Repulsa is an evil humanoid alien sorceress bent on galactic domination. Several actresses have taken on the role in the various films and TV shows to date.

The film is slated to hit theaters on March 24th 2017.

Big news! @ElizabethBanks joins the cast of @PowerRangersMovie as the villainous #RitaRepulsa. Let the countdown to 2017 begin!

A photo posted by Power Rangers (@powerrangersmovie) on Feb 2, 2016 at 9:09am Pst


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'Top Gun 2' Is Closer to Happening with Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer

27 January 2016 11:10 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With every new year comes a new set of anniversaries for fans to celebrate, and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the movie that made Tom Cruise a global superstar, Top Gun. The blockbuster took in $176 million, making it the highest-grossing movie at the box office in 1986, which, when you adjust for inflation, equates to a $414.5 million today. Over the past 30 years, development on the sequel Top Gun 2 has had more than its fair share of ups and downs. Now it seems the project may be on the right track, thanks to a new tweet from producer Jerry Bruckheimer which confirms Tom Cruise will be back to star.

The last we heard about Top Gun 2 was back in November, when original Top Gun star Val Kilmer revealed through social media that he was offered a role in the sequel, although the actor later clarified that he "jumped »

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Live-Action Power Rangers Movie Concept Art

1 January 2016 12:25 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The live-action Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie at Lionsgate was in development for quite a while before the studio selected Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) to direct. However, Lionsgate apparently listened to a pitch from an unnamed director before giving Israelite the job who hired Alex Ruiz and Gregory Semkow to produce some concept art. Here's what the vision for the live-action reboot from the 'mystery' director looks like. Whether Israelite will deliver something similar remains to be seen. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot from Lionsgate will be directed by Israelite from a script penned by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class, Star Trek Beyond). The film will star Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin, R.J.Cyler, Naomi Scott and Becky Gomez. The reboot is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 24, 2017. »

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