EW Gives First Look at Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in 'Power Rangers' Reboot

EW has revealed the first image of Rita Repulsa from the upcoming Power Rangers reboot.

Played by Elizabeth Banks, Rita Repulsa is the film's main villain who seeks global domination. Rita looks drastically different from the original version, played by Machiko Soga, most kids grew up with while watching the Power Rangers television show. Gone are the brown colors and oversized hair, instead replaced by a slick green and gold crystallized appearance.

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

Power Rangers will be released on March 24, 2017 and also stars Dacre Montgomery, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, and RJ Cyler as the various Rangers.


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