Elizabeth Banks Joins Power Rangers As Rita Repulsa

elizabethbanksAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, actress and Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks will breathe new life into Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers film.

The chief antagonist of the early seasons of Saban‘s Might Morphin’ Power Rangers was an alien witch from space with an endless assortment of goons and monster characters disposed of after the Power Rangers realized the best way to deal with a monster was by combining into a giant robot — a popular theme in team-based children’s shows.

In the film, Banks will oppose the new Rangers team composers of actors RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludy Lin, Naomi Scott and Dacre Montgomery. Directed by Project Almanac‘s Dean Isrealite, the film is scheduled for release on March 24th, 2017.