Saban Entertainment has debunked a rumor from earlier this week and confirmed that the upcoming “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” cinematic reboot will also use the same names as the original heroes from the popular 1990s TV series – Jason. Kimberly. Zack. Billy. Trini.
Those were the names of the most popular team of Power Rangers who were portrayed by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, Walter Jones, David Yost, & Amy Jo Johnson in the classic series. The report earlier this week indicated the new set of Rangers would be brand new characters with different names, but the film’s official Twitter account has debunked that.
Dacre Montgomery (Jason The Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly The Pink Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zack The Black Ranger), RJ Cyler (Billy The Blue Ranger) and Becky Gomez (Trini The Yellow Ranger) will star as the new team, and the confirmation also seems to indicate the film will be more of a reboot rather than a continuation of the long-running series as has been previously rumored.
The new take on “The Power Rangers” is targeting a January 13th 2017 release.