Lionsgate’s upcoming Power Rangers reboot is beginning to make waves with a duo of promotional images released via Twitter of Rita Repulsa, played by Elizabeth Banks. During a Twitter takeover by the Rangers’ arch-nemesis, the official account for the 2017 film posted these latest looks at the character. Where under one post states that she is ‘Killin it’. This may be a slight implication, leading from the earlier teaser trailer, that there is certainly a more grittier tone to this movie than its television predecessor.
There has been much debate about the massive departure from the original character design from the 90’s series – but it’s undeniable that Banks looks to be more of a menacing presence in this new iteration. And the fact that she’s awashed in green is perhaps a hint to what could be potentially ahead for the franchise…. Tommy Oliver, anyone?
In Saban’s Power Rangers, five troubled teenage student outcasts, Zack, Kimberly, Billy, Trini, and Jason – become the Power Rangers after learning that their town of Angel Grove and the world itself are threatened by Rita Repulsa and her alien forces. The film, directed by Dean Israelite, is based on the franchise of the same name. It stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks. It will be released in the United States on March 24, 2017 through Lionsgate and Saban Films.
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