Check Out the First Photo of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa

Elizabeth Banks’ casting as Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers movie was met with mixed responses, to say the least.

Well, now Entertainment Weekly is inviting you to share your thoughts even more by releasing the first photo of Banks’ Rita Repulsa.

Check it out!

Most fans are noting this image bears little to no resemblance to the original villain’s appearance. The sleek green and gold costume feels very comic book villain to me, and while not totally clashing with the Power Rangers universe, it’s certainly a big update for the character.

When talking to PEOPLE, Banks explained: “It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa. We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”

Power Rangers, directed by Dean Israelite, is set to debut on January 13, 2017.

What do you think of this take on Rita Repulsa? Sound off in the comments!

Source: EW



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