I think that can be said about Rita Repulsa, the villain of the movie, who was the iconic villain on the television show. When Elizabeth Banks was cast, I think it through many people off, simply because nobody would have expected that type of casting. She looks nothing like the old character did, and since Banks has been seemingly everywhere for the past few years, it was easy to see this as stunt casting. I have warmed up to the idea though, and I am curious more than anything about what she plans to do in the role.
Yeah, Elizabeth Banks isn't going to be doing a Machiko Soga impression by any stretch of the imagination, and that's a good thing. Whatever we get next year, it will be Banks doing something entirely her own. That ain't bad.