A new reincarnation of the Yellow Ranger is born!

Lionsgate Entertainment has finally announced that the Yellow Ranger will be portrayed by American singer-songwriter Becky Gomez.

Becky Gomez as Yellow Ranger

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Also simply known as Becky G., the singer will be joining the rest of the lineup including “The Martian” star Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, RJ Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, and Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger.

The studio made the official casting announcement through the official “Power Rangers” Twitter and Instagram. Similar to the rest of the cast, Becky is considered a relatively newcomer in the film industry. She most recently guest-starred on Fox’s primetime soap “Empire”.

Details regarding the plot and the characters remain under wraps, but Gomez has expressed her excitement regarding her involvement in the project. She also updated her Twitter by tweeting that it is a fateful casting.

She tweeted:

The reboot will be based on “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, a popular 90s TV series that was first aired on Fox Kid and inspired a big screen adaptation, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie”, in 1995.

It will re-imagine the origins of the Power Rangers, a group of high school kids with unusual super powers who must unite and learn to harness their abilities in order to save the world.

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Source: Variety
Source: Variety

“Power Rangers” original creator Haim Saban will produce the reboot alongside Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur, who oversaw “The Hunger Games” film franchise.

Project Almanac” director Dean Israelite, who was a fan of the TV series, is on board to helm the project. He told IGN during an interview that the reboot will take on a “playful but still mature” mood, indicating that it may be targeted at older audienc instead of children.

Zack Stentz and Ashley Milley, who worked together on “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class“, will be writing its screenplay.

Source: slashfilm
Source: slashfilm

The film is reportedly going to have a budget in the USD35 million range, which is lower than other action-oriented film series such as the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise.

Though there’s been some racebending, the newly-announced cast members will play the new versions of Jason Lee Scott, Kimberly Ann Hart, Zack Taylor, Billy Cranston, and Trini Kwan. This was confirmed the official Power Rangers account revealed that they will feature the same names as the original cast.

The “Power Rangers” reboot was originally slated for release on 22nd July 2016, but Lionsgate has pushed back its release to 13th January 2017.

What do you think of the new cast members? Who do you think will play the Green Ranger and the main antagonist? Let us know in the comments box below.

Sources: /FILM, Comic Book.

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