First Look at Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in POWER RANGERS
Thanks to EW, today we have our first official look at Elizabeth Banks as the villain Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers movie. This also gives us our first look at the visual style of the film. As you can see, the new look of this character is far removed from the original, but that's what I was expecting. It's not like they were going to use those designs from the '90s. This new sleek design kind of has a dragon feel to it. Talking about the outfit, Banks told People:
“It’s definitely a modern and edgy reimagining of the original Rita Repulsa. We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”
She also spoke about what she's most looking forward to in playing a villain in the movie:
“Obviously, first, world domination. I’ve never played a villain before, let alone an alien warrior.”
I'm intrigued by the new look, and Banks definitely has an interesting look. I'm curious to see what the rest of the characters look like, especially the design of the Power Ranger costumes. The movie is set to hit theaters on March 24th, 2017. What do you think of Banks' look as Rita Repulsa?