In between the gazillion reboots and remakes out there for both movies and television, there’s one TV show getting a movie reboot that has quietly flown under the radar so far. That’s about to change, because the full cast of the movie has just been announced, so it’s time to start yelling about this from the rooftops. The Power Rangers are coming back, and now we’ve got a Red, Blue, Black, Yellow and Pink Ranger. It’s time to celebrate.
Over the last few weeks, the new Power Rangers movie has been slowly dropping information about who’s joining the cast. Naomi Scott (Terra Nova and The Martian) is going to play the Pink Ranger; RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will be the Blue Ranger; Chinese actor Ludi Lin will be the Black Ranger; and newcomer Dacre Montgomery will be the Red Ranger. The Green Ranger appears to still be MIA, but we’ve got info about the Yellow Ranger. Her casting was just announced yesterday, and she’ll be played by Becky G! Yep, the pop singer.
Becky G shared the news on her Instagram, too, and even though we’ve already seen her act this year on Empire, this is going to be her first movie. “My first movie and I get to be a freakin POWER RANGER,” she writes.
Aside from the cast, there’s not much else we know about this new movie. It’s being directed by Dean Israelite, and written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who wrote X-Men: First Class together. Variety reports that the the plot of the movie will follow, “a group of teenagers who must harness their unique superpowers and use those powers as a color-coordinated team in order to save the world.” It also looks like they’ll have the same names as the OG series.
Yeah, we like the sound of that. The movie’s in pre-production right now, with an anticipated release date of January 17, 2017. That’s an entire year away, I know. But morphin’ time will be here before you know it.
(Image via Saban Entertainment.)