Elizabeth Banks as Rita

Over at People Magazine, we have our first glimpse of the supervillain Rita Repulsa from the upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie. She is being played by Elizabeth Banks. What do you think? It is definitely a HUGE departure from the iconic version that was played by several actresses in the original Sentai and American versions of the show (see pic below). The green definitely is homage to the introduction of the inevitable evil Green Ranger to the series. I am not against this change in her looks, I just really hope that she is not simply a sexy villainous to make kids (and adults) lust after her. That would be a huge disappointment. At least she doesn’t have the spiked Madonna boobs anymore. What do you think?