Elizabeth Banks Cast as Rita Repulsa in 'Power Rangers' Movie


Mighty Elizabeth Banks will be morphin’ into the role of “Power Rangers” villain Rita Repulsa.

The “Hunger Games” actress has signed on to play the evil space alien in a forthcoming film reboot of the 1990s children series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The role of Rita Repulsa was originated by Japanese actress Machiko Soga, who died in 2006, and dubbed for American audiences when the Fox series premiered in 1993. Carla Perez portrayed the villain from seasons from 1994 through 1998. Julia Cortez took on the role in the 1995 feature film.