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.