Fans of the long-running Power Rangers franchise (which kicked off with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series in 1993) are in for a treat with the 2017 movie reboot – featuring everyone’s favorite high school-aged, karate chopping team of bad guy butt-kickers. With Elizabeth Banks cast as the villainess Rita Repulsa and former-Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston confirmed to play the Rangers’ benevolent alien mentor, Zordon, the upcoming Lionsgate film is quickly grabbing the attention of fans (whose nostalgic ties to the original series no doubt sets the bar high for the cinematic modern reboot).
Despite the presence of big-name talent like Banks and Cranston, however, the film’s titular heroes will be played by lesser known names. That acting roster includes Becky G (the pop singer-turned actress cast as the Yellow Ranger) and Dacre Montgomery (cast as the team leader, Red Ranger) – from whom we now get our latest news on what’s next for the film.
In a recent radio interview, Becky G revealed that she will be attending (for her first time) Comic-Con International in 2016, saying “I know that we are gonna be doing Comic-Con. So we are going to do that. I’m geeked!”
But that’s not all. Dacre Montgomery recently told the masses of Twitter that he too will be in attendance at Comic-Con after posting a photo of himself, post-workout, with the caption: “See you very soon Comic Con.” Although Lionsgate has yet to make any official Comic-Con-related announcement, the studio notably shared Montgomery’s tweet on its own Twitter feed.
It remains to be seen who else in the Power Rangers cast (if any) will be in attendance, including Becky G and Montgomery’s color-coded teammates: R.J. Cyler (the Blue Ranger), Ludi Lin (the Black Ranger), and Naomi Scott (the Pink Ranger), or the film’s bigger name stars like Banks and Cranston. No doubt, Comic-Con attendees will be eager to hear from cast members about what it was like to take on a film with such a strong nostalgic underpinning.
It will also be interesting to gauge what the young actors, like Becky G and Montgomery, will bring to the film, considering this also marks their major big-screen debuts. Becky G only recently broke into the acting world with a small role on the popular television series, Empire. Montgomery, meanwhile, has been active in his hometown theater group in Perth, Australia before going on to star in two smaller screen projects, Safe Neighborhood and A Few Less Men.
Power Rangers hits U.S. theaters on March 24th, 2017.
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