It’s morphin’ time.
Remember when you were a child and woke up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons?
I don’t suppose you also remember the group of five ordinary teenagers chosen to save the world against the forces of evil?
Or how those teenagers ended up transforming into tights and a helmet from regular clothes by saying the same catchphrase?
The Power Rangers are making a grand return to the movie world in 2017.
“The trailer brings childhood nostalgia for old fans and updated action scenes and drama for new fans,” said Delta student Anthony Owens.
The cast will include actress Naomi Scott, known for her Disney Channel role as Mo in “Lemonade Mouth,” who will play Kimberly Hart, the pink ranger.
R.J. Cyler, best known for his comedic role in “Me and Earl” and the “Dying Girl,” who will play Billy Cranston, the blue ranger.
Rebecca Marie Gomez , or better known by her fans for her stage name of Becky G., as Trini Kwan, the yellow ranger.
Australian actor Dacre Montgomery will play Jason Lee Scott, the red ranger.
And Ludi Li, Chinese-Canadian actor, will be making his grand debut as Zack Taylor, the black ranger.
“Well, I did a lot of my own stunts. The director was wonderful. We just worked as a team
to work out what I can do and what I can give to the character. I wanted to developed
something very different for the character because the character is the first Chinese
superhero. I didn’t want him to be a typical Kung Fu, Wushu fight pretty kicks. I wanted
something powerful because it’s a sexy character as well,” said Ludi Li in an interview with comicbook.com to calm fans after being told that fans were worried about the studio’s decision to hire unknown actors for the roles.
The villains will include comedic actresses and actors ranging from Bill Hader as Alpha 5, known for our hopeless sport doctor Aaron Conners in “Train Wreck,” Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa , well known for her roles as the infamous Effie Trinket in “Hunger Games” and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston as Zordon.
According to Movie Insider, the plot for the Lionsgate adaptation of the show will follow five ordinary high school kids who must become extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.
Doing so they would have to band together and work as a team to save humanity all the while dealing with real life issues.
Chris Perea says “So cliché, your typical superhero movie.” Though no one will know
for sure which side to take until the film debuts in 2017.