Earlier today, Saban Entertainment announced the fifth and final member of the Power Rangers. We now know the team is Becky Gomez as the Yellow Ranger, 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.
Several days ago, a report claimed that the new Power Rangers would not use the names of the original characters -- Trini, Billy, Zack, Jason and Kimberly, but Saban tweeted those very names today. We reached out to Saban and they confirmed to us that those are in fact the names that will be used in the film.
Check out the tweet below.
⚡️ ⚡️ IT'S MORPHIN TIME, Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Billy & Trini! #PowerRangersMovie, coming 2017!— Power Rangers (@PowerRangers) October 30, 2015
Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is directing based on a screenplay written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (Fringe).
Power Rangers will begin filming in January 2016 and is scheduled for release on January 13, 2017.