Saban has revealed the first photo of The Hunger Games’ Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, the big bad in the new Power Rangers movie. In an article on the People website, Banks reveals, “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…
“I’ve never played a villain before,” she continues, adding that she’s looking forward to “world domination – and being unpredictable as a character.”
The new film stars RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, Becky G and Dacre Montgomery as Billy (The Blue Ranger), Kimberly (The Pink Ranger), Zack (The Black Ranger), Trini (The Yellow Ranger) and Jason (The Red Ranger), respectively. Power Rangers is due to hit cinema screens in March 2017.