Image of the Day: First full shot of Elizabeth Banks as Power Rangers' Rita Repulsa

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May 5, 2017, 2:18 PM EDT (Updated)

Check out the semi-scary emerald elegance of Elizabeth Banks' Rita Repulsa in this revealing new studio photo of the vile villainess from Lionsgate's $150 million Power Rangers movie. This is our first peek at a full body shot of the green-garbed alien witch, pictured with her glowing magical scepter and sporting a sly, knowing grin.

Slated for a March 24, 2017, release, Power Rangers is directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) and penned by the all-star screenwriting crew of John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island, Real Steel), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor) and Max Landis (Chronicle). Besides Banks, the film also stars Dacre Montgomery (Jason the Red Ranger), RJ Cyler (Billy the Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly the Pink Ranger), Becky G (Trini the Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zack the Black Ranger), Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Bill Hader as the voice of Alpha 5.

Here's the upcoming sci-fi fantasy film's official synopsis:

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

Behold Rita's enticing jade-tinted costume below and tell us if you think Elizabeth Banks embodies the Rangers' nemesis with a certain sinister style.

(Via Geek Tyrant)