[Update] Rita Repulsa Takes Over Power Ranger's Twitter Account, Posts Selfies And Talks Smack

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It seems that the Power Ranger's archenemy, Rita Repulsa has returned and this time she's managed to hack into the Ranger's Twitter account to taunt her old adversaries (and to share a slightly changed look from how we might remember her from the Historical Documents of old).

Since she once looked like this:

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Perhaps it was a good thing she gave us the world a heads-up, so that we would know it was her coming for the Rangers with an updated look shortly after having taken over their Twitter account.

She's taken to posting on the account throughout the day and has continued to taunt the teen superheroes, as well as making some jokes at human's fascination with Cyber Monday.

But while she's been making some jokes along the way there's no mistake who she's hunting for – those, as she calls them "whiny" and "pitiful" teenagers:

Now granted it's not the first time we'd seen the new costume, since back in April we had some first on-set glimpses of Elizabeth Banks in the shiny green costume.

However now it seems that she has decided to take to speaking to the Rangers directly through twitter and encourages others to be on the lookout. In the end, it's always fun when one of the studios decides to have some fun with a viral marketing like this where people can play along. And really, if her tweets today have done anything, it'll be to cause a small legion of cosplayers to go tearing up over the pricing of warbla as they break down to buy it anyway to start on the quest for the best Repulsa costume of 2017.

In addition to Banks as Repulsa, the cast includes Dacre Montgomery as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin as Zack the Black Ranger, Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Bill Hader voicing Alpha 5.

The Power Rangers script has been through the hands of a full round of musical chairs of writers – including Max Landis, John Gatins, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller. It still remains to be see if all of their skills combined with director Dean Israelite will be able to pull off a compelling reboot to kick the franchise into a new round, or if this will be another Jem and the Holograms (Personally with Stentz and Miller involved, I'm very much hoping for a successful turnout).

 

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About Bill Watters

Games programmer by day, geek culture and fandom writer by night. You'll find me writing most often about tv and movies with a healthy side dose of the goings-on around the convention and fandom scene.
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