Back in November, Lionsgate had announced who will play the five heroes in the upcoming reboot of Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for the big screen, which will adapt the name simply Power Rangers. It had been rumored that they were looking for a big name to play the film’s villainess, Rita Repulsa.
Today, it was announced who will play Rita Repulsa. Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new Rita Repulsa.
Yes folks! Elizabeth Banks, known for her roles in The Hunger Games series and Pitch Perfect will be playing the evil humanoid alien sorceress bent on galactic domination. She joins Dacre Montgomery (Jason/Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly/Pink Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zack/Black Ranger), RJ Cyler (Billy/Blue Ranger) and Becky Gomez (Trini/Yellow Ranger).
Dean Israelite is directing from a script by the Thor duo of Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. Power Rangers will unleash their power on March 24, 2017 by Saban Brands and Lionsgate.