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Big news on the block as of late has a great deal to do with the new baddie on the scene. Or rather, a new interpretation of a familiar face. For those of us who are children of the 1990’s, we will certainly remember an alien witch character by the name of Rita Repulsa, the embodiment of evil gunning for the heroes of Angel Grove since the beginning.
Well, our friends over at Digital Spy have brought us a look of Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Spider-Man) as the new Rita Repulsa. Check it out:
In moodier lighting, she could actually look quite unsettling, though if we are being honest, there is more than a passing resemblance to Poison Ivy here. This is certainly a reinterpreted look and regardless of your initial feelings, Banks could make this work. We all know she’s got the acting ability to make this her own and also to have some fun with it.
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