Elizabeth Banks unveils the first look of her character in the Power Rangers reboot


Elizabeth Banks has unveiled the first look of her character in the upcoming Power Rangers film reboot.

The actress has signed on to play the villainous Rita Repulsa in the movie based on the classic 90s television show.

Elizabeth, 42, shared on Instagram a picture of her character decked in green and gold as she prepares for her first evil role on screen.

She told People magazine she had "never played a villain before", but she was looking forward to "world domination - and being unpredictable as a character".

The Hunger Games star added that her character was an "edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa".

The film, which is expected to hit cinemas in March 2017, also stars Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Becky G as the Yellow Ranger and Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger.

Some fans, however, were not impressed by the revamped look of the Power Rangers' villain.