‘Power Rangers’: Elizabeth Banks On Rita Returning For A Sequel

Power Rangers star Elizabeth Banks who plays Rita Repulsa, the evil galactic invader hell seems to be open to returning for a potential sequel.


Power Rangers star Elizabeth Banks who plays Rita Repulsa, the evil galactic invader hell bent on world domination in Lionsgate’s upcoming reboot of the hit Fox Kids series seems to be open to returning for another outing as Repulsa.

The film doesn’t hit theaters until this Friday so it still isn’t clear whether or not Repulsa even survives her battle against the teenagers with attitude in the new film but Banks sounded excited and open to returning for a potential sequel when she was asked by Screen Rant during a press junket whether or not we would see her character in again:

“I mean, we are just here in this moment right now… *Laughs* Hoping that the fans embrace the movie, hoping people love it, ya know? I think, I mean I love it, and I had so much fun, I think it’s really fun, I think it speaks to young people, in a great, fresh way, um I love this cast, so I’m, I’m down for whatever, but I… I don’t predict the future, I don’t predict the future.”

So what do you think? Do you like what you’ve seen so far of Banks in the role of Repulsa? Would it be more a meaningful story if Banks’ Repulsa wasn’t a one and done villain in the new interpretation of the Rangers? Or would you rather her be gone for good after this first film in what could potentially be the next big franchise? Sound off in the comments below.

The film stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader as Alpha 5, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon. Here’s the official synopsis:

Saban’s 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 hits theaters this Friday, March 24.

Source: Screen Rant

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.