With San Diego Comic-Con coming up, chances are that Dean Israelite’s adaption of Power Rangers will be on the agenda. In recent years, Power Rangers has fallen to the wayside. Yet, with a new Power Rangers movie on the way and a cast full of young actors, Lionsgate will be hoping to re-energise the franchise.
Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston will be playing Zordon. On the dark side, Elizabeth Banks has already created a stir in her role as big bad, Rita Repulsa. Speaking of the evil-doer, Repulsa, a new image released today, showing her taking on yellow ranger, Becky G.
Here’s the new image, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:
Alongside the image, Becky G, the youngest star in the film, has been talking about working with Banks. Becky G says Rita really tries to exploit her character, Trini:
Rita tries to make Trini feel like she’s the weakest link of the Power Rangers, and she feels it’s easiest to go for her. Rita’s the type to play a lot of mind games, and Trini’s [thinking], “Can I really overpower Rita Repulsa or can I not?”
She also sounds very excited about working with Elizabeth Banks:
When we did our blocking, our run through, Elizabeth and I really wanted to make it fun, to make this scene as real as possible. Actually, I got to run through the wall a couple of times. I got thrown up against it and I got to break it myself. My stunt double of course was there, talking me through it, but I was really, really excited.
The sparring got quite involved at points, too:
It was a bit intimidating for me because, you know, it’s Elizabeth! I look up to her a lot as an actress, so getting to work one on one with her is really cool. I learned a lot, and there were moments when I had to hit her, and I was like, “Oh my God, I hope I don’t actually hit her!” She really let me be hands on in a lot of the fighting, so it was cool.
Power Rangers hits cinemas March 24, 2017.