It is being widely reported that Elizabeth Banks has been cast in the Power Rangers reboot movie as Rita Repulsa.
I love this casting, Banks is one of the more underrated actresses out there. She can do drama and has great comedic chops and I can’t wait to see her camp it up as Rita. I say camp not in a negative way but given the original source, seeing Rita as a super serious villain would be a disservice to the character. Giving her a sense of camp will make her enduring and I think Banks is the best actress to pull this off.
I’m not super psyched about this movie, though Nelson is, but casting like this will peak my interest, but the January 13th release date worries me. Mid January when most movie makers unload their crap for the year. So we’ll have to wait and see.