Elizabeth Banks to Play Rita Repulsa in 'Power Rangers' Reboot

Elizabeth Banks to Play Rita Repulsa in 'Power Rangers' Reboot
Since no childhood memory can go un-rebooted, we're currently waiting on the comeback of those colourful ninja fighters known as the Power Rangers. The show is being transformed into a new movie, and now its got a big-name villain.

Elizabeth Banks, of Hunger Games/Wet Hot American Summer fame, will step in to play the evil alien witch Rita Repulsa. 

She'll face off against the Power Rangers, who are being played by newcomers RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludy Lin, Naomi Scott and Dacre Montgomery.

The film was written by X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, and will be directed by Project Almanac's Dean Israelite.

Stay tuned for more info on the new Power Rangers movie as it becomes available.

Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for the tip.