“Power Rangers” movie casts Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa

The upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot movie has just cast their first villain, and it makes perfect sense that it will be Rita Repulsa. Who is playing her? None other than Elizabeth Banks.

Over on her Twitter account today, Banks broke the news with this image:

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Banks is the most notable star of the film so far, with her credentials including playing Effie Trinket in “The Hunger Games” series, along with her roles in “The Lego Movie”, “Pitch Perfect”, and “The Uninvited”. She joins the previously announced cast of rangers which includes – Dacre Montgomery, as the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott, who will play the Pink Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger, and Becky G, as the Yellow Ranger.

Dean Israelite, who made his directorial debut in 2015 with “Project Almanac”, will helm the film, which is currently scheduled to release in theaters on March 24, 2017.

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