‘Power Rangers’: Set Photos Of Elizabeth Banks As Rita Repulsa

Check Out Power Ranger’s Villain Rita Repulsa In Action!

Pitch Perfect 2’ director Elizabeth Banks was announced earlier this year as an addition to the ‘Power Rangers’ reboot cast. When fans heard she would be playing iconic villain Rita Repulsa, there was a polarizing reaction. Some accused of white-washing while others were excited to see her bring great acting chops to the film.

Banks told People Magazine that she’s never played a villain before and that she’s looking forward to being unpredictable as a character. Also in that interview, she hints that she has backstory connecting her to the Rangers.

That little hint leads me to my next point. There’s also been an online rumor of Rita Repulsa being a former Green Power Ranger. Her outfit does bear resemblance to the Rangers uniforms but a bit more vampy. We have no official confirmation but this would be an interesting twist for the film.

Could we see her command the Green Dragon-zord as well?


Leaked photos from the set finally show us what Rita will look like in action. Not shown in her originally released image is the staff but we now see that Rita’s weapon of choice will be here as well.

I love how badass Banks looks in these set photos.

Are you excited to see Elizabeth Banks & company in this reboot of ‘Power Rangers’?

Power Rangers’ comes out March 24, 2017, directed by Dean Israelite. The film stars Dacre Montgomery (Jason. Red Ranger), RJ Cyler (Billy, Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly, Pink Ranger), Becky G (Trini, Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zack, Black Ranger), and ‘The Hunger Games’ star Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa). Also, Bryan Cranston recently signed on for Power Rangers leader Zordon.

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