Elizabeth Banks Cast as Rita Repulsa in ‘Power Rangers’ Movie

We haven’t reported on most of the Power Rangers casting so far, largely because the film is full of new faces we’ll be seeing for the first time when it hits theaters in 2017 (so we have very little opinion in any direction about them). Once piece of news did hit the web today though, which does pique our interest here at Nerd & Tie: Who is playing Rita Repulsa.

It turns out that the lead villainess will be portrayed by none other than Elizabeth Banks. It was posted both to the official Power Rangers twitter account as well as Banks’s own:

Personally, I think this is perfect casting, as Banks has the comedy chops to pull off the notoriously cartoonish role.

Power Rangers comes out in US theaters March 24, 2017.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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