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Elizabeth Banks is Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers movie!?

February 3rd, 2016 by Marc Comments


Well, this is a turn up for the books!

The new Power Rangers movie/reboot/reimaging/sequel/thing has found its potential big bad in LEGO Movie, Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect’s Elizabeth Banks who, according to THR has signed on as… Rita Repulsa!

If you’re not sure who they are, the lady above is Banks the one below in Repulsa.

“Dean Israelite, who helmed the time-travel found-footage movie Project Almanac, is on board to direct the project, which is being produced by Saban Brands’ Haim Saban and Brian Casentini as well as Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Allison Shearmur will executive produce.

“A quintet of relative newcomers — RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott and Dacre Montgomery — are playing the teens who, infused with powers, form a colorful team who must stop the world from being conquered.

“Banks will play the classic Power Ranger character Rita Repulsa, an alien witch who has designs on the planet.

“Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter, the upcoming Gods of Egypt) wrote the script.”

We’re big fans of Banks here and this casting is so crazy it’s spot on… probably.

Let us know your thoughts, folks.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….