First Look at Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in Power Rangers

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A couple months ago, actress Elizabeth Bank officially signed up to play Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers reboot.

People nabbed the first photo of Banks as the villain. Take a look below:


Elizabeth Banks as Rita (Courtesy of People).

“I’ve never played a villain before,” said Banks. She additionally informed People that she looks forward to “world domination – and being unpredictable as a character.”


Rita in the original Power Rangers TV series.

While Banks’ Rita doesn’t exactly look the character from the original show, her costume is actually a major upgrade in our opinion. Plus, could her green ensemble be foreshadowing a team-up with a certain Green Ranger?

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The Power Rangers reboot hits theaters on March 24, 2017.


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Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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