Saban Debunks Rumors; Confirms POWER RANGERS Will Retain Names Of Original Characters

Saban Entertainment has now debunked a rumor from earlier this week by confirming that the new set of Power Rangers will also use the same names as the original heroes from the popular '90s TV series!


Jason. Kimberly. Zack. Billy. Trini.

For anyone even remotely familiar with the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series, those five names will certainly ring a bell as those were the names of the most popular team of Power Rangers, the original "teenagers with attitudes," who were portrayed by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, Walter Jones, David Yost, & Amy Jo Johnson. Throughout its many iterations, no subsequent series has ever managed to recapture the mass hysteria caused by the original '90s series and likely never will.

It was long-rumored that Lionsgate's upcoming Power Rangers film reboot would also utilize those same names, however, ever since a recent report suggested the new set of Rangers would be brand new characters with completely different names, there's been quite a bit of confusion amongst fans and critics alike... well, up until now, that is! 

In a tweet sent yesterday afternoon, the official Power Rangers Twitter account more or less revealed the names of the new set of heroes, check it out below:
Our friends over at ComicBook later confirmed the news. 

So, that solves that. The new set of Rangers, who will this time be portrayed by Dacre Montgomery (Betrand The Terrible), Naomi Scott (The Martian), Ludi Lin (Marco Polo), RJ Cyler (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl), & Becky Gomez (Empire), will also use the names made immortal by the original Mighty Morphin team. This also seemingly confirms that the film will be more of a reboot rather than a continuation of the long-running series.

What do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below! 


After 10,000 years of imprisonment, the evil sorceress Rita Repulsa and her loyal minions are freed when astronauts on a routine mission in space accidentally open her dumpster prison on the Moon. A team of “five teenagers with attitude” — Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Billy and Trini — receive superpowers beyond their wildest dreams so they can defend the Earth as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.


Power Rangers will feature:
Director: Dean Israelite
Dacre Montgomery as Jason, the Red Ranger
Naomi Scott as Kimberly, the Pink Ranger
Ludi Lin as Zack, the Black Ranger
RJ Cyler as Billy, the Blue Ranger
Becky Gomez as Trini, the Yellow Ranger

The Power Rangers say it's morphin' time once again January 13, 2017

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