Lionsgate has released the first official look at Pitch Perfect star Elizabeth Banks as the villainous Rita Repulsa in the upcoming big-screen treatment of the classic ’90s hit TV series Power Rangers. And it’s completely different from the TV version of Repulsa.
For those who are not familiar with the 1993 TV show, here’s what Repulsa looked like before:
Project Almanac director Dean Israelite opted for a metallic green outfit with spikes on her shoulders and gold, pointed talons on her fingers instead of the original brown frock and elaborate headgear.
According to Banks, the look is “definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa.” She also added that they are giving “her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.” She has “never played a villain before” and is thrilled for “world domination” that comes with the role.
Power Rangers has already started production last February and will hit US theaters on March 24, 2017.