Power Rangers Movie Rita Repulsa

Power Rangers Movie: Elizabeth Banks' Rita Repulsa Costume Revealed

Did Lionsgate hire Poison Ivy as a wardrobe consultant for the new Power Rangers movie?

The studio on Tuesday revealed (via People) the first photo of Elizabeth Banks as the iconic villain Rita Repulsa — you know, the one who lived in a dumpster for 10,000 years — and it’s getting some mixed reviews. (Can you believe it? Mixed reviews, on the internet?)

If you were a faithful viewer of the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series — which ran on Fox from 1993 to 1996, before spawning the countless Ranger variations we’ve come to accept today — you’ll notice Rita’s costume (above) received a few tweaks on its way to the big screen:

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On Facebook, Elizabeth Banks referred to her costume as a “simple, daytime look.”

The movie, slated for a 2017 release, serves as a reboot of sorts, introducing five new actors — Dacre Montgomery (the Red Ranger), RJ Cyler (Blue), Ludi Lin (Black), Becki G. (Yellow) and Naomi Scott (Pink) — as the characters from the original series.

But back to what’s important right now: Grade Banks’ villainous look below, then drop a comment with more of your thoughts.