Here’s our first look at Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers film.
Interesting enough, the movie Rita Repulsa doesn’t look like Rita Repulsa most familiar with from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series. Banks commented about the new look, “It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa. We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”
As for the said role, she’s excited to play the part and of course, she’s looking forward in taking over the world and play the villain for the first time.
Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) and written by John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class), and Max Landis (Chronicle); it is produced by series co-creator Haim Saban, Brian Casentini (Power Rangers TV series), Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen (The Maze Runner franchise).
Power Rangers is set for a March 24, 2017 release.