More than a year after news of a "Power Rangers" reboot was revealed, the studio behind the 2017 film has announced its official cast.
Last month, the "Power Rangers" Instagram account shared photographs showing its leading cast: English actress and singer Naomi Scott will portray the Pink Ranger, newcomer Dacre Montgomery will portray the Red Ranger, Chinese actor Ludi Lin will portray the Black Ranger, "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" star RJ Cyler will portray the Blue Ranger, and Becky Gomez—better known as YouTube star Becky G—will portray 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."
The studio confirmed on Twitter last week that the film will use the same names as the original "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" team.
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.
"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" aired as a live action television series from 1993-1996, and was adapted from the Japanese series "Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger." More than a dozen spin-off franchises have been created over the past two decades.
The new "Power Rangers" film, which will be filmed in Vancouver, is scheduled to be released in January 2017.