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Notify Zordon and assemble your Megazord because Rita Repulsa is, once again, crash landing to Earth.

Lionsgate's Power Rangers movie is gaining some serious strength in the form of a major star, and it's also bringing back one of the greatest lip-syncing villains of all time. That's right: Elizabeth Banks will be donning that horned headdress (and hopefully mimicking that unforgettable gravelly voice) to be the Power Rangers' early enemy Rita Repulsa.

Elizabeth Banks is the villain we never knew we needed, but always deserved

After an attention-grabbing turn as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games franchise, Banks made it abundantly clear that she can "wow" with outlandish characters.

Still, this is probably the first time that she'll be playing a straightforward villain, and I can't wait to see what tricks she pulls out as an evil humanoid alien witch.

She joins the already-assembled cast of brand new Power Rangers. They may be entirely new actors, but these colors should be recognizable to fans of the show.

Naomi Scott is the Pink Ranger

It’s official! #NaomiScott will play the #PinkRanger in the @PowerRangersMovie!  Coming in 2017…

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Hopefully she can say,"Pterodactyl!" with the same tenacity as Amy Jo Johnson.

Dacre Montgomery is the Red Ranger

#DacreMontgomery is officially suiting up as the #RedRanger. Get excited for the @PowerRangersMovie, coming in 2017!

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Let's hope there's a new leader this time around. I always found the Red Ranger to be the most bland.

Ludi Lin is the Black Ranger

The team is coming together! #LudiLin is morphing into the #BlackRanger in 2017 for the @PowerRangersMovie.

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Suiting up for a whole new generation!

RJ Cyler is the Blue Ranger

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

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Will the Blue Ranger still be nerding out will Alpha?

And Becky G is the Yellow Ranger

Pop star Becky G is probably still singing in the shower about this role.

Now that we have our Rita, it's just a matter of time before we hear about who's playing Zordon. Hopefully they secure someone just as phenomenal as Elizabeth Banks, or Rita Repulsa is going to run away with the show.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)


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