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FIRST LOOK: Elizabeth Banks’ Rita Repulsa from the new Power Rangers movie is revealed…

April 19th, 2016 by Marc Comments


We’ve known for a while that Elizabeth Banks had joined the Power Rangers movie as villain Rita Repulsa and now we have our first look.

People Magazine has revealed the first look at the role Models actress as the bad guy of the new movie and we think she looks pretty damned good… although not much like the original character (pictured below – played in Japanese-made footage by Machiko Soga, and voiced in the Power Rangers dub by Barbara Goodson).

“It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa,” Banks tells People.

What do you think of the ‘new’ look? Should Riat have differed so much?

Let us know…

Power Rangers is due for release March 24, 2017.



Source: io9

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….