In Wakefield, Bryan Cranston plays a successful New York lawyer, who, upon returning to his perfect suburban home one night, decides to take a nap in the attic above his garage. Days turn then into weeks, and weeks into month, as Howard Wakefield scavengers food from the trash, grows out a scruffy beard, and spies on his family from a rear window — all the while dissecting the trivialities of his seemingly idyllic (but clearly not idyllic) life. Cranston doesn’t want you to think about Walt while watching Wakefield, and the characters couldn’t be more different.
With a box office debut that beat expectations and a plan for six films from Haim Saban’s production company, Saban Entertainment, one’s not putting the cart before the horse if they start talking about a sequel to Power Rangers. “I think the most interesting thing for me would be, where we left off, the stakes being raised even more, to a global scale could be kind of fun,” said Dacre Montgomery, who plays the Red Ranger. RJ Cyler said he is looking for his character, the Blue Ranger, to make a connection of the romantic variety.
There's a surprise scene that figures to delight longtime Rangers fans; we'll explain it here for those newbies who may get the reference
For Bryan Cranston to play Zordon in "Power Rangers" is a moment of coming full circle for the award-winning actor. In the ’90s, well before he was Walter White, Cranston did voice-over work for the television series as various villains. Clearly, he made an impression, because they decided to name one of the characters after him, with a slight tweak.
In the new Power Rangers movie, you see a lot of martial arts and action from the new squad before they even put on their famous costumes. This meant that stars R.J. Cyler, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, and Becky G had to train for many of their stunts. The new Power Rangers talked about that during a visit to Yahoo’s Los Angeles studios.
The Americanized TV version of Power Rangers featured a cast of rangers that represented more of the U.S. audience than many other television shows of its era. While the new movie adaptation of the ’90s touchstone will be different, the embrace of diversity remains the same. “Power Rangers has always been so ahead of the curve and represented diversity in such a great way,” New Yellow Ranger Becky G told our Khail Anonymous at Yahoo’s Los Angeles studios.
On Friday, a new generation of Power Rangers will assume the mantle, but before Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, Dacre Montgomery, R.J. Cryler, and Becky G. morphed into their new suits, they had to first secure the parts. Yahoo welcomed the five new Power Rangers to our Los Angeles studios, and they told our Khail Anonymous exactly how they got the part.
After 90 minutes of hip and hollow teen banter, woefully generic origin story, and molehill-posing-as-mountain-size triumph (our heroes spend half the film learning how to morph, when all that comes down to is getting their color-coordinated chintzy plastic sci-fi armor suits to snap into place), Power Rangers finally uncorks one of those high-flying digital-blitzkrieg action finales that was mocked in Birdman as the essence of blockbuster decadence.
It might seem hard to believe for an actress who has played Effie Trinket over four Hunger Games films, but Elizabeth Banks might be playing her most outlandish role yet — the evil and powerful Rita Repulsa — in the upcoming Power Rangers. Of course, the character, made famous by Machiko Soga in the original series, was no wallflower to begin with, which is what attracted Banks to the role. “We were very much about her essence, you know, really finding the playfulness and the unhinged, wild-eyed crazy quality of her that I think people will love about her, and which I love about her,” Banks told Khail Anonymous at the press junket for Power Rangers.
As any parent knows, it’s nerve-wracking to watch your teenager take his or her first solo spin in the family vehicle. Now just imagine if your fledgling Dale Earnhardt Jr. was piloting a giant robot instead of a souped-up sedan.
With blockbusters like Beauty and the Beast, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Justice League looming on the horizon, 2017 is going to be a busy year at the multiplex. Naturally, it’s going to be an equally busy year at toy stores, as each of those giant-sized movies will tie in all kinds of merchandise. Yahoo Movies made the rounds at New York’s annual Toy Fair this past weekend for a sneak peek at some of the movie-related toys that will test your willpower and wallet this year. Click through the photos above to see toys from The Fate of the Furious, Transformers: The Last Knight, and more.
There are few projects from the ‘90s cheesier than the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the color-coded kids TV show that melded clips from a Japanese series with newly shot footage starring a group of bland American kids. To see if director Dean Israelite and Co. have faithfully updated their source material for the 21st century, look for Power Rangers in theaters on March 24.
San Diego Comic-Con officially begins July 21 and continues through July 24, but some movie studios try to get a jump on fans’ attention by releasing posters beforehand: See the Power Rangers set above, for starters. Check back here over the next few days; we’ll add updates as new promo art is released.
Actor who will play Zordon doesn't have much luck get his host excited for the 2017 film judging by this preview clip
By Dave McNary Bryan Cranston has joined Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie as Zordon, who serves as the young group’s mentor. The studio has tapped Dean Israelite to direct and has cast five young actors to star — Becky G. as the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger and R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger. Elizabeth Banks came on board in February to play the evil witch Rita Repulsa.
Power Rangers fans got a fierce first look at Elizabeth Banks as Repulsa earlier this month. The actress is playing the movie’s green-hued villain, an evil alien bent on conquering the world. She certainly sounds scary — that is, until we caught a gander at some paparazzi photos from the Vancouver set this week that showed Banks looking less than dastardly. She’s not the first high-flying super-being to get dragged down to Earth. Click through to see some other famous heroes and baddies being caught out-of-character and out-of-context.
(Photo: courtesy of Viacom) By Dave McNary Lionsgate has tapped Me and Earl and the Dying Girl actor R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger for its upcoming Power Rangers movie. The studio made the announcement Friday on Twitter and Instagram. Ranger Nation!