Over the weekend, it was revealed that Lionsgate’s upcoming big screen Power Rangers reboot had begun testing young actors to take on the roles of the iconic team members. They’re all relative unknowns, however, with the plan apparently being to cast a big name star as the villain in order to bring more eyes to the project.
Regardless, we now know who will be playing at least one of the main characters thanks to a new report from The Wrap, as the trade confirms that Naomi Scott (The Martian) has been cast in the role of Kimberley, a.k.a. The Pink Ranger.
As of right now, KJ Apa (Shortland Street), Austin Butler (Arrow), and Mitchell Hope (Descendants) are being eyed for the role of Jason/The Red Ranger, and Daniel Zovatto (It Follows), Ross Butler (Chasing Life), and Brian “Sene” Marc (Major Crimes) are in contention for Zack/The Black Ranger.
The Power Rangers TV series has been running in various forms for over two decades now, so it should be interesting to see how the studio is planning to reboot it for the big screen. We still don’t know a whole lot about it just yet, and with the release date set for January 13th, 2017, it’s likely going to be a while before we find out anymore.
As always though, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Source: The Wrap