‘Power Rangers’ Adds Elizabeth Banks in Fan-Favorite Villainous Role

     February 2, 2016


It’s going to take a lot of make-up to turn Elizabeth Banks into Rita Repulsa, the main antagonist of Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers film. Those types of character transformations aren’t completely foreign to Banks, who famously morphed into the eccentric Effie Trinket for The Hunger Games movies, but this new role will find her wearing brown, billowing robes, strange aluminum foil horns, and lots of spikes for some reason. Okay, maybe it’s not that different after all.

As reported by THR, Banks is set to antagonize the title heroes of Power Rangers, a live-action feature resurgence of the long-running TV series. Rita Repulsa is an alien witch who arrives on Earth with designs on conquering the planet, something the super-suited heroes must prevent by uniting their powers. Starring Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, RJ Cyler as the Blue Ranger, and Becky Gomez as the Yellow Ranger, the Power Rangers team will take on Banks’ Big Bad on March 24, 2017.

Take a look at Banks’ confirmation soon after the news broke:

Take a look at the full cast below:

It’s official! #NaomiScott will play the #PinkRanger in the @PowerRangersMovie!  Coming in 2017… A photo posted by Power Rangers (@powerrangersmovie) on

#DacreMontgomery is officially suiting up as the #RedRanger. Get excited for the @PowerRangersMovie, coming in 2017!

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The team is coming together! #LudiLin is morphing into the #BlackRanger in 2017 for the @PowerRangersMovie.

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Welcome #RJCyler to the team as the #BlueRanger in the upcoming @PowerRangersMovie! A photo posted by Power Rangers (@powerrangersmovie) on

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