Elizabeth Banks Cast As Rita Repulsa In ‘Power Rangers’

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks has been cast in the role of the villainous Rita Repulsa — who is described as “an alien witch who has designs on the planet.” — in Saban’s and Liongate’s upcoming Power Rangers reboot, which is slated to hit theaters on March 24, 2017

The actress joins newcomers Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Ludy Lin, Becky G and Naomi Scott, who will be playing the new incarnations of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The movie will be directed by Project Almanac helmer Dean Israelite, from a script by X-Men: First Class and Thor scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing Banks as the fan-favorite Power Rangers baddie? Let us know your thoughts on this news in the comment section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.