If the recent casting spree has been any indication, Lionsgate has had all hands at the pump for its live-action rendition of Power Rangers, filling four out of the five nominal roles over the past few weeks.
But the one member to elude the studio was the Yellow Ranger – that is, until now. Collider reports that newcomer Teyana Jones will don the guise as the costumed hero, and that the studio has finally settled on an official title for the feature film: Saban’s Power Rangers. This changeover stems from series co-creator Haim Saban, who reportedly wanted to attach his own name to the title of the movie before it graces screens in 2017.
It’ll also reflect Saban’s deep involvement in the project alongside his creative partner Shuki Levy. As the casting process begins to simmer down, the outlet notes that Saban is actively involved in redrafting the Power Rangers script, though where exactly that leaves the treatment presented by screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz is up for question.
On the heels of today’s confirmation, and with Jones now in place as the Yellow Ranger, here is your official list of Power Rangers ahead of their big-screen outing in 2017.
Callum Oliver – The Red Ranger/Tyrannosaurus
Priya Patel – The Pink Ranger/Pterodactyl
Brian Olson – The Blue Ranger/Triceratops
Oscar Fernandez – The Black Ranger/Mastodon
Teyana Jones – The Yellow Ranger/Sabre-tooth Tiger
With Dean Israelite behind the lens, Power Rangers is due to ease into production in early 2016 ahead of a theatrical release on January 13, 2017.