Lionsgate revealed the first official photo of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa from the upcoming American superhero film, Power Rangers.

Rita Replusa has received a drastic change compared to the TV series. check out the photo below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

First Look At Elizabeth Banks As Rita Repulsa In Power Rangers 1
First Look At Elizabeth Banks As Rita Repulsa In Power Rangers 2

“It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa, Banks told EW.

We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers”

The film “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.”

The cast features Dacre Montgomery as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin as Zack the Black Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa.

Directed by Dean Israelite, based on the TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Written by John Gatins, Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama, Zack Stentz, Ashley Miller and Max Landis.

Production handled by Power Rangers creator Haim Saban, Brian Casentini, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen.

Power Rangers is set to be released on March 24, 2017.


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Source: EW

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