Updated 04:52 PM EDT, Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Elizabeth Banks to Revive Rita Repulsa in 'Power Rangers Reboot' Movie [Release Date & Details]

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When news of a "Power Rangers Reboot" movie came about, fans who watched the show had mixed reactions regarding it. This is because many reboot films do not end well. Now, "Hunger Games" Elizabeth Banks has been cast to play Rita Repulsa in the superhero film.

Rita Repulsa was remembered by fans of the show as a villain bent on intergalactic domination. The sorceress also had a memorable costume and a bad temper, especially towards her lackeys. Rita Repulsa was feared because she dabbled in black magic and had plans to conquer Earth with her minions.

However, her plans of world domination were constantly foiled by the Power Rangers. Her minions seemed to be of no help either, as they keep on messing up her plans. The popular 90s show was a hit back in the day and different variations of the show still run today. 

Elizabeth Banks has been cast to play the arch villain in the upcoming film set to be released in 2017. A report with Entertainment Tonight says that the "Pitch Perfect" star announced her newest role as the sassy villainess in the "Power Rangers Reboot" movie.

The main villainess of the popular 90s show is remembered by fans as having her own maniacal shriek that will be embedded in one's memory for years to come. The original "Power Rangers" was known for its cheesy lines and campy humor, but this time, it is said that the reboot will be "darker" in tone compared to the original show.

Screen Rant earlier teased that many of the original characters will be back, such as Zack, Billy, Trini, Jason, Kimberly and Zordon. 

So far, there is speculation that the reboot will show the heroes who are all well into their late teens. The spandex wearing superheroes will also be "mature but playful," according to Director Dean Israelite.

R.J. Cyler is cast as the Blue Ranger, Becky G. is the Yellow Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, and Naomi Scott is the Pink Ranger.

The "Power Rangers Reboot" movie is said to be released sometime in March 2017.

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