Elizabeth Banks has officially gone to the dark side. The first image of the actress as the villainous Rita Repulsa in the upcoming “Power Rangers” film was released. Decked out in a reptilian-like ensemble with green hair and gold talons, Banks gives a menacing look as she becomes the ultimate destroyer of the rangers.
“It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa,” Banks told People. “We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”
This is the first time the “Hunger Games” actress puts on her evildoer boots: “I’ve never played a villain before,” said Banks to the magazine, adding that she’s looking forward to “world domination – and being unpredictable as a character.”
The reboot stars Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Becky G as the Yellow Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, RJ Cyler as the Blue Ranger and Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger. Dean Israelite will helm the film written by John Gatins, Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama, Zack Stentz, Ashley Miller and Max Landis.
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“Power Rangers” hits theaters March 24, 2017.