Earlier this week, reports indicated the Power Rangers would be changing their names while retaining their original color scheme and robot zords. According to a tweet from Power Rangers producers Saban’s official Power Rangers account (spotted by comicbook.com), that will not be the case:
⚡️ ⚡️ IT’S MORPHIN TIME, Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Billy & Trini! #PowerRangersMovie, coming 2017!
— Power Rangers (@PowerRangers) October 30, 2015
The site also received direct word from Saban that the original names will be used in the film. The cast includes Naomi Scott, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin and RJ Cyler as the Pink, Red, Black and Blue Rangers. Rebbeca Marie Gomez was also announced on Friday as playing the Yellow Ranger.
Directed by Dean Isrealite, Power Rangers is due for release on January 13th, 2017