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Elizabeth Banks Explains Why She's Not Directing 'Pitch Perfect 3'

Elizabeth Banks has dropped out of her directing position for Pitch Perfect 3 and now she’s explaining why she is not helming the project.

“It was all timing,” the 42-year-old actress and filmmaker said in a PGA Produced By panel (via THR). “We feel obligated to put out the best movie, and anyone who has done sequels, this third one is hard to figure out what the story is. We want to give the audience what it wants but not making it repetitive.”

“We have been in development and it took longer than we thought, and I needed to shoot another movie in the summer, and I can’t shoot it in the fall because it butts-up against our kid’s stuff in a way that I wasn’t comfortable with,” Elizabeth continued.

Elizabeth directed the second movie in the franchise and scored the biggest box office weekend for a female director.

Pitch Perfect 3‘s release date was recently moved from July 2017 to December 22, 2017.

Elizabeth Banks Will No Longer Direct 'Pitch Perfect 3'

Elizabeth Banks will no longer be directing the highly anticipated movie Pitch Perfect 3, according to Variety.

Sources say that the actress-filmmaker’s exit from her directing duties is “amicable” and due to her “increasingly packed schedule.”

Elizabeth will stay on as a producer of the upcoming movie and she will seemingly still appear as Gail in the film.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow are all confirmed to return to the franchise and writer Kay Cannon will be penning the script for the third time. The movie was just given a new release date of December 22, 2017.

Celebrities Attend Rihanna's Los Angeles Show at The Forum!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley leaves The Forum after attending Rihanna‘s Anti World Tour on Wednesday (May 4) in Inglewood, Calif.

Also in attendance at the show were Ashlee Simpson and husband Evan Ross, Courteney Cox, Elizabeth Banks, and Lana Del Rey, at the show the evening before.

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Rihanna has the night off this evening, and will be heading to San Jose for tomorrow evening’s performance. Rihanna will be on tour until August.

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing a J Brand jacket.

15+ pictures inside of the celebrities attending Rihanna’s concert… More Here! »

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Elizabeth Banks Does 'Power Rangers' Stunt Work as Rita Repulsa

Elizabeth Banks hangs from two wires while doing stunt work in character as Rita Repulsa for Power Rangers on Tuesday (April 26) in Vancouver, Canada.

The 42-year-old actress seemed to be performing a stunt where she is lifted to a standing position by the cables.

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The movie will hit theaters on March 24, 2017. Elizabeth was seen on set for the first time this week – be sure to check out those pics as well!

25+ pictures inside of Elizabeth Banks performing her own stunts on set… More Here! »

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Elizabeth Banks Gets Into Action as Rita Repulsa on 'Power Rangers' Set!

Elizabeth Banks looks super fierce in her green costume while playing the role of Rita Repulsa on the set of the Power Rangers movie on Monday (April 25) in Richmond, Canada.

The 42-year-old actress is hard at work on the upcoming movie, set to hit theaters on March 24, 2017.

“It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa,” Elizabeth told People. “We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”

25+ pictures inside of Elizabeth Banks on the set of Power RangersMore Here! »

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Elizabeth Banks Steps Out After Rita Repulsa Reveal!

Elizabeth Banks steps out to grab a cup of coffee on her day off on Wednesday (April 20) in Vancouver, Canada.

The Hunger Games actress is currently filming the Power Rangers movie up north, and we recently got a first look glimpse at Elizabeth in costume as her villainous character, Rita Repulsa.

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Be sure to take a look at the first image of Elizabeth in costume if you missed it!

20+ pictures inside of Elizabeth Banks during her break from filming… More Here! »

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Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in 'Power Rangers' - First Look Photo!

Check out this first look photo of Elizabeth Banks as the villain Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers movie, from People!

“I’ve never played a villain before,” the 42-year-old actress said, before adding she’s looking forward to “world domination – and being unpredictable as a character.”

The film is based on the popular 1990s television show featuring the Blue, Yellow, Black, Pink and Red Rangers.

“It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa,” Elizabeth added.

Take a look at her Rita Repulsa look below…

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