‘Power Rangers’ Update: No Sam Claflin but We’re Getting Rita Repulsa and Zardon
“The Hunger Games” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Sam Claflin has denied involvement with the upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot. Read on to find out more.
After an ill-timed tweet from Cliflin on Monday that read “Go, go power rangers,” the internet community, as usual jumped the gun massively to promote the 29-year-old actor as a shoe in for the new “Power Rangers” movie. The staff at comicbook.com even picked out a character for him, “Zardon, the original Red Ranger.” However, Claflin later denied any involvement with the movie, and probably is just a fan of the 90’s TV show with astoundingly bad special effects. At 29, Claflin is likely too old to play any of the Rangers, as Lionsgate is reportedly looking at fresh faced teenagers to don the brightly colored spandex.
But fear not, some actual news about the reboot has been unearthed over at Heroic Hollywood, where an unnamed source has revealed the antagonists for the movie. The producers have prudently gone with TV’s fan favorite villian Rita Repulsa, who is described quite awesomely.
“A huntress. A striking, yet subtly alien-looking woman. She carries a metallic staff topped with a distinctive crescent shape. Advances with a soldier’s confidence, guided by some sort of compass… Her staff is actually a device of immense power. She points it at the ground. Heads emerge, built layer upon layer like 3-D printing, made from the earth itself… The staff’s technology grants her the ability to create humanoid figures, soulless and robotic.”
The other villian is the fan favorite Zardon, who the source has described as:
“Though alien, he looks like a man in his 50s. Sinewy and strong, as if carved from some root that refused to die. A being of integrity and iron will.”
“Power Rangers” recently made news at Movie News Guide, when the studio pushed its release to January 2017
There you have it for the latest news on “Power Rangers”. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on your favorite celebrities, TV shows and movies.
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