Power Rangers morphin back to big screen

Cory Thaxton

We all remember when five teenagers were hand picked to receive unique super powers to help save the world.

Now the power is coming back to the big screen.

“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” aired as a live action television series from 1993-1996, and was adapted from the Japanese series “Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.” More than a dozen spin-off franchises have been created over the past two decades.

The fictional series follows events in the lives of five, later six, teenagers with superpowers, who were chosen by the wise sage Zordon to become Power Rangers in order to stop the evil Rita Repulsa from taking over the planet Earth.

Now more than a year after news of a “Power Rangers” reboot was revealed, the studio behind the 2017 film has announced its official cast.

A few months ago, the “Power Rangers” Instagram account shared photographs showing its leading cast: English actress and singer Naomi Scott , commonly known for her role as Mo in Disney Channel’s original movie,”Lemonade Mouth”, will play the Pink Ranger,  newcomer Dacre Montgomery will play the Red Ranger, Chinese actor Ludi Lin will play the Black Ranger, RJ Cyler will play the Blue Ranger and Becky Gomez, better known as YouTube star Becky G, will play the Yellow Ranger.

“Excited to be part of this,” Gomez wrote on Instagram last week. “My first movie and I get to be a freakin POWER RANGER.”

Elizabeth Banks, best known for her role as Effie Trinket in the “Hunger Games” series.

Few details have been revealed about the new plot, including whether the future film will include the Green/White Ranger, played by Jason David Frank in the original series and in the 1995 film.

In an interview last year, Frank said he “probably will be involved” in the reboot.

The “Might Morphin Power Rangers Movie” reboot will be filled in Vancouver and it is set to be released March 24, 2017.