Rejected concept art for Rita Repulsa, the evil galactic invader hell bent on world domination in Lionsgate’s Power Rangers reboot has hit the web.
The looks for the Rangers and the Zords were all redesigned from the ground up for the new film but the biggest departure was the costume for Repulsa as the film reimagined the evil witch as a former Green Ranger gone rogue.
Concept artist Aaron Sims shared the rejected designs on his Instagram account. The images reveal two designs similar to the final suit in the film as well as an alternate look similar to the outfit we first see her in before she’s able to once again harness the power of the Dragon coin and morph. You can check out the concept art in the gallery 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.