In February, it was announced that actress/director Elizabeth Banks was joining the upcoming Power Rangers big-screen reboot as Rita Repulsa, the nefarious foe of our beloved Rangers. On Tuesday, the first glimpse of Banks as Repulsa was shared, and she looks a whole lot cooler than the O.G. Rita Repulsa.
“It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa,” Banks says to People. “We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”
The new Power Rangers will include a cast of relative unknown actors, including pop singers Becky G and Disney Channel’s Naomi Scott. Dean Israelite has been tapped to direct the reboot, which is due out on March 24, 2017.