Here’s a first official look at Elizabeth Banks as the villain Rita Repulsa in Power Rangers, the upcoming live-action movie adaption directed by Dean Israelite:
“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.”
Well I dig this new take on Rita: she looks way better than the original Rita! But well, there was no challenge, anything would have been an improvement on the original Rita who looked like a new-age witch, lol.
The film will hit theaters on March 24, 2017.
Update – Pictures from the set have shown up online via youtube:
Elizabeth Banks gets into action as ‘Rita Repulsa’ on “Power Rangers” Set (2017)
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.