In a recent interview with People Magazine, Elizabeth Banks opens up about her 2017 role as Rita Repulsa in the ‘Power Rangers‘ Reboot. Banks stated: I’ve never played a villain before,” Banks tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, adding that…
I’ve never played a villain before,” Banks tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, adding that she’s looking forward to “world domination – and being unpredictable as a character.”
While many fans have been waiting to see what direction the Power Rangers will take as far as costume and design, we were hit with a first image of Banks as the main villain of the film.
Later, Banks spoke about some twists to come in the story line.
“It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa,” says Banks.
“We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers,” she says.
Some have now speculated what that backstory/connection could be. One connection that was pretty obvious was the green and gold in the new costume design.
That’s right, green and gold is the color worn by Tommy Oliver aka The Green Ranger.
Rita was determined to destroy the only forces that could stand in her way. She succeeded in using her own sixth power coin to create an evil Green Ranger, who dealt Zordon and the Power Rangers serious damage before they were able to break her spell and bring Tommy back to the side of good.
Can’t wait to see the new costume design for the Rangers!
Power Rangers hits theaters March 24, 2017. Starring Elizabeth Banks, Becky G, Naomi Scott, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin and RJ Cyler
Source: People, Wikia