The “Power Rangers” Twitter account celebrated this year’s Valentine’s Day with the latest in its popular “Rita Takes Over” stunt, in which Rita Repulsa (played in the film by Elizabeth Banks) was in charge of tweeting messages at franchise fans. While much of the day was spent with the evildoer offering twisted romance advice and promoting the film’s Valentine’s ecard promotion, the final tweet teased a crossover that will never happen, though the idea is nonetheless intriguing.
— Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) February 15, 2017
The tweet, of course, refers to Banks’ other colorfully clad movie role, Effie Trinket, the fashionista in charge of helping Katniss Everdeen dress to impress in her role of Hunger Games Tribute. And while it’s a crossover that will never actually happen, the idea that the two character somehow exist in the same reality put a smile on our face.
While Rita was busy wooing Effie, the film’s Twitter account gave fans a Valentine’s gift of their own with a new photo of Banks’ Repulsa, wielding her new weapon.
— Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) February 14, 2017
“Power Rangers” is a reboot of the children’s television series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” which aired from 1993 to 1995, with the “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” following in 1996. The original show revolved around the exploits of a group of teenagers gifted with superhuman fighting prowess and enormous mechanical robots called Zords in a quest to defend the Earth from alien threats.
Directed by Dean Israelite and starring Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Becky Gomez as the Yellow Ranger, Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, “Power Rangers” hits theaters on March 24, 2017.