First Look at Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in Upcoming Power Rangers Reboot

We got our first look at Elizabeth Banks in her new role as Rita Repulsa for the upcoming Power Rangers reboot!

The actress stars as the iconic monster-unleashing villain in the upcoming reboot of the small-screen franchise about five teens with attitude and abilities to round up alien menaces. Unlike her ’90s-era counterpart, Banks’ Rita sports lighter, sleeker headgear, including gold accents and a green rope entwined around her ponytail. “It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa,” Banks tells PEOPLE. “We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”

Even better: Banks gets to flex her evil-doing muscles in the role. What’s she most looking forward to? “Obviously, first, world domination,” she tells PEOPLE. “I’ve never played a villain before, let alone an alien warrior.”

See the full photo below. Power Rangers morphs into theaters March 24, 2017.

power_banks_power_rangerImage Credit: Tim Palen

Source: EW

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