Elizabeth Banks will be playing Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers movie from Lionsgate and the look of Repulsa has been revealed. The full image shows off Banks’ costume and that this version of the character will be different from previous iterations.
The Rita Repulsa within the Super Sentai series (the source material of the Power Rangers franchise) tends to look more like a creator/dragon, wearing her hair in in eccentric hoops, while wearing green, spiked armor almost resembling a thorn. Banks character has elements of that design but has a more modern upgraded feel. Check out the full image below.
Production is underway for the Power Rangers reboot. The first official synopsis has already been released for the movie. However, it doesn’t really tell us a whole lot about the upcoming reboot, but it does sound look they’re sticking to the source material. Here’s the 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.
Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the Power Rangers reboot!
Source: Entertainment Weekly