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POWER RANGERS (2017): Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa First Image

Elizabeth Banks Rita Repulsa Power Rangers

Elizabeth Banks Rita Repulsa Power Rangers Image. The first official photograph of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in Power Rangers (2017) has been released by Saban Films and Lionsgate. The picture will not be what fans of the 90’s TV series were expecting, which can cut either way: it’s good that the film’s producers reinvented the character with a new look or it’s bad that they went so far away from the original concept of that character. No matter what camp you fall into, people are bound to have an opinion on it, which was the point of releasing the first-look image in the first place.

Elizabeth Banks let an interviewer know that there was careful forethought and reasoning behind Rita’s appearance: “It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa. We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”

Elizabeth Banks Rita Repulsa image

Elizabeth Banks Rita Repulsa Power Rangers

Elizabeth Banks Rita Repulsa Power Rangers

Dean Israelite‘s Power Rangers‘ plot synopsis: “Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

Power Rangers also stars Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Ludi LinPatrick Sabongui, Anjali Jay, and David Denman.

Leave your thoughts on the first image of Elizabeth Banks as Power Rangers‘ Rita Repulsa (via People) below in the comments section. For more Power Rangers news, visit our Movie News Page, our Movie News Twitter Page, our Movie News Google+ Page, our Movie News Facebook Page, and consider subscribing to us by Email, “following” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ or “liking” us on Facebook for quick updates. Power Rangers will be released in U.S. theaters through Lionsgate and Saban Films on March 24, 2017.

 

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