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Let's Fan-Cast the Gritty Power Rangers Reboot Coming in 2016

Let's Fan-Cast the Gritty Power Rangers Reboot Coming in 2016

Originally posted 08/16/2014 05:30PM

Children and grown-ups alike flocked to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in its first weekend of release, and now Hollywood is betting the the '90s nostalgia wave will last least two more years – on Wenesday, Lionsgate announced that its Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot will hit theaters on July 22, 2016.

The studio has signed the the writers of Thor, to produce a script off a story by Star Trek's Robert Orci. There are no plot details yet, but knowing that Lionsgate was the studio behind Ender's Game, The Hunger Games and I, Frankenstein, it's likely the Power Rangers movie will skew in the same dour, effects-driven direction.

So let's cast the thing, then, with the quality of actors who might be able to bring a gritty realness to this tale of five teenagers with attitude picked to defeat the evil Rita Repulsa. We're gong to abide by the same racial casting standards used in the first iteration of the Power Rangers squad. If it makes you uncomfortable, that's OK – that awkwardness is practically an integral part of Power Rangers at this point.

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LeVar Burton Beams Up Star Trek Buddies for Reading Rainbow Campaign | LeVar Burton

UpdatePosted 06/14/2014 01:30PM

LeVar Burton Beams Up Star Trek Buddies for Reading Rainbow Campaign

Originally posted 06/13/2014 11:50AM

LeVar Burton is rounding up his friends from the final frontier to help bring Reading Rainbow to every child.

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UpdatePosted 06/02/2014 07:30AM

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Do Impressions of Each Other (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/01/2014 07:30PM



James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender play younger versions of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen as Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto in the newest X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, so one would imagine they've gotten pretty good at imitating their older costars.

And this video proves that one imagines correctly.

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Hugh Jackman Speaks Out About His Skin Cancer

Hugh Jackman Speaks Out About His Skin Cancer

Originally posted 05/12/2014 03:00PM

With a second bout of skin cancer under his belt, Hugh Jackman isn't messing around.

At Saturday's global premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past in New York City, the star, 45, had a bandage on the side of his nose – and a message for fans.

Asked how his face was doing, he chuckled and said, "My face? It's fine, it's good. Thank you for asking. I have a few stitches, I had a basal cell carcinoma taken out."

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5 Things to Know About Patrick Stewart: From Bromances to Bill Collectors | Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart: 5 Things to Know About the X-Men Star

Originally posted 03/27/2014 08:00AM

He's funny, charming, sweet and sincere, so what's not to love about Patrick Stewart?

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UpdatePosted 03/24/2014 04:45PM

See Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman in New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

Originally posted 03/24/2014 12:25PM



Brace yourselves, comic fans.

The new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is out, and it's a doozy.

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Five Reasons to Love BFFs Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Discuss Their Bromance, Careers

Originally posted 02/22/2014 09:50AM

They've always been distinguished actors, but Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have taken their fame to the next level – and a new, hip audience – with their recent foray into Internet culture.

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Readers Have Love for Ellen Page – and Laughs for Patrick Stewart | Ellen Page

Ellen Page Coming Out Has PEOPLE Readers Feeling All Kinds of Wonderful

Originally posted 02/22/2014 08:00AM

Ellen Page's decision to come out as a lesbian this week got a warm reaction from PEOPLE readers – prompting an outpouring of love and, funnily enough, laughs.

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Patrick Stewart Mistakenly Outed by British Paper in Ellen Page Coverage | Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart Mistakenly Outed by British Paper in Ellen Page Coverage

Originally posted 02/19/2014 01:05PM

Patrick Stewart was mistakenly outed as gay by the British newspaper The Guardian on Monday in a commentary addressing Ellen Page's coming out – but the Star Trek captain handled the snafu by taking to Twitter with warp speed and great humor.

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Are Having the Best N.Y.C. Bromance

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Are Having the Best N.Y.C. Bromance

Originally posted 12/03/2013 07:30AM

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are the new toasts of Broadway thanks to their turns in the Cort Theatre's production of Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land (4 performances a week of each play).

More crucially, however, they are the best of friends, and have been gallivanting around New York, taking wonderful pictures, which we're rounding up for you to adore alongside us. (The pair are wearing bowler hats as a nod to their Godot characters.)

Fun fact: If you Google "Patrick Stewart Ian McKellen," the third auto-complete result is "-friends." The fourth is "-best friends."

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