The upcoming Power Rangers movie, is likely to be a complete travesty, but that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from making such wonders as Transformers 4 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so why not ruin another beloved property from my childhood! While this is surely to be one giant joke of a film, it did obtain an ounce of legitimacy when news dropped that Elizabeth Banks would be joining the cast as the all time villain Rita Repulsa. Banks will go from a pound of makeup in The Hunger Games, to another pound of makeup equipped with horns for her new role in Power Rangers.

THR Reported that Banks would be taking over the role of the villain from the long running children’s television show. Rita Repulsa is an alien witch who arrives on Earth with designs on conquering the planet, the Rangers must band together to stop her before it’s too late. This news could mean one of two things. first is that this movie might not end up being as bad as anticipated, or second is that Banks might just be looking to collect a paycheck here. The hope is for the former, the odds are on the latter. The Power Rangers is set to hit theaters on March 17th 2017.

Check out Banks’ confirmation of the news via twitter


And here is the rest of the cast as released via Instagram.

Welcome #RJCyler to the team as the #BlueRanger in the upcoming @PowerRangersMovie!

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