Elizabeth Banks looks terrifying in her first photo from Power Rangers
Elizabeth Banks has pulled off some seriously wild looks in the past — um, have you met The Hunger Games‘s Effie Trinket? — but in her newest shot from set, she’s rocking a truly crazy costume.
With a whole new look, Power Rangers pros might not recognize her at first, but once you meet Elizabeth’s Rita Repulsa, it’s clear she’s going to be one villain that you’ll love to hate. In the reboot, Elizabeth shares the screen with Becky G (check her out here as Yellow Ranger, Trini), RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery and Naomi Scott.
In the series, these five teenage superheroes have a knack for taking on trouble, but Rita Repulsa just might prove to be a threat too large. In her quest to takeover the galaxy, Rita’s set her eyes on Earth and the Power Rangers are nothing more than annoying obstacles in her path.
“Rita’s the type to play a lot of mind games,” star Becky G told Entertainment Weekly. “[She] tries to make Trini feel like she’s the weakest link of the Power Rangers, and she feels it’s easiest to go for her.” And man is she going for her — look at that cracked wall!
Next March, the Power Rangers are back on the big screen in the newest movie-adaptation of the franchise. Judging based on this photo, the film is going to be just as awesome as we’ve hoped.