First Look at Elizabeth Banks as POWER RANGERS' Rita Repulsa

Written by Andrew Pollard Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Movie News

With Elizabeth Banks long-confirmed to be playing villain Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers reboot, we’ve now been given our first look at the actress in full no-good rogue mode.

The first-look was revealed by People, who also grabbed some words from Banks. The Zack & Miri actress said, “It’s definitely a modern and edgy reimagining of the original Rita Repulsa. We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”

Those new Rangers, of course, are Dacre Montgomery’s Jason/Red Ranger, RJ Cyler’s Billy/Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott’s Kimberly/Pink Ranger, Becky G’s Trini/Yellow Ranger, and Ludi Lin’s Zack/Black Ranger.

As for that look at Elizabeth Banks’ Rita Repulsa, here you go:

 

The official word on Power Rangers reads:

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

To be directed by Project Almanac’s Dean Israelite, Power Rangers is currently set for a March 24th, 2017 release.

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