Elizabeth Banks to Play Villain Rita Repulsa in New 'Power Rangers' Movie
Elizabeth Banks has signed on to play classic villain Rita Repulsa in the upcoming movie adaptation of the ’90s television show Power Rangers.
The 41-year-old Pitch Perfect 2 actress and director announced the news on Twitter, writing, “After 10,000 years, I’m free! It’s time to conquer Earth!!⚡️ Time to play #RitaRepulsa #PowerRangersMovie.”
In the original series, Rita was an alien witch who planned to dominate the galaxy and failed to take over Earth.
Other cast members include singer Becky G, who signed on to play the Yellow Ranger in October.