Saban Entertainment announced earlier today that Becky Gomez was cast as the Yellow Ranger for the upcoming Power Rangers film. Gomez joins R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger and Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger.
Recent reports claimied that the new Rangers would not use the original character’s names. This turned out to be false as we also learned today that the these Rangers would indeed be using their original names – Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Billy and Trini – when Saban tweeted out confirmation.
⚡️ ⚡️ IT’S MORPHIN TIME, Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Billy & Trini! #PowerRangersMovie, coming 2017!
— Power Rangers (@PowerRangers) October 30, 2015
It’s Morphin Time indeed, as production is gearing up soon, with filming set to begin in January 2016. Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is at the helm as director based on a screenplay written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz.
Power Rangers is set for release on January 13th, 2017.
Are you excited they are paying homage by using the original names?