Here's Your First Look at the New Rita Repulsa

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 6:31PM
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 6:31PM
Of all of the nostalgic franchise reboots happening right now, the upcoming Power Rangers movie might be the strangest, but also the most potentially awesome. We say that because the always great Elizabeth Banks snagged the role of flamboyant villain Rita Repulsa, and now we're getting our first look at her in costume. Behold, via EW:

The first thing you'll notice is that she doesn't look anything like the original Rita Repulsa, but you'll quickly get over that due to how badass she looks. This incarnation looks like a cross between a dragon, a human, and an alien, and we're definitely digging it. The gold claws, the weird ridges on the face, the spiky outfit - yeah, we like this. We just have one question: Why is she so dirty? 

Here's what Banks told EW about her version of the villain, though she didn't get into her apparent need of a bath. "It's definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa," she says. "We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers ... [But the goal is] Obviously, first, world domination." She also describes her as an "alien warrior".

Sounds good enough to us. The new Power Rangers is set to hit theaters on March 24, 2017.

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