Elizabeth Banks to play Rita Repulsa in 2017 Power Rangers movie

Elizabeth Banks to play Rita Repulsa in 2017 Power Rangers movie

Elizabeth Banks to play Rita Repulsa in 2017 Power Rangers movie

Written by Tharushan Fernando

04 Feb, 2016 | 2:08 pm

Power Rangers  a children’s television and movie series in the 90’s is joining the ‘long awaited reboot’ list with its announcement of a feature film in 2017.

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Lionsgate/Saban has now confirmed (via the official Power Rangers Twitter account – see below) that Elizabeth Banks will be playing Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers movie. Banks, whose most recent onscreen work includes supporting roles in the Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect franchises

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Power Rangers is a long-running American entertainment and merchandising franchise built around a live action children’s television series featuring teams of costumed heroes. Produced first by Saban Entertainment, later by BVS Entertainment, and as of 2015 by SCG Power Rangers, the television series takes much of its footage from the Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai, produced by Toei Company. The first Power Rangers entry, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, debuted on August 28, 1993 and helped launch the Fox Kids programming block of the 1990s, during which it catapulted into popular culture along with a line of action figures and other toys by Bandai

 

 

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