It looks like the Power Rangers have found their Black Ranger. Earlier, Naomi Scott and Dacre Mongomery were cast as the Pink and Red Rangers respectively. Today, news has broke that Ludi Lin has been cast as the Black Ranger. There has been a lot of speculation about the new Power Rangers film, and one of those theories asked if the movie was going to go with Zack or Adam. Based on this recent casting, it seems they’re going in the direction of the character Adam (Johnny Yong Bosch) who would take on the mantle of the Black Ranger after Zack (Walter Jones). Ideally, though, Lin won’t play a character named after either one of those. If they want to avoid any kind of drama, they’ll rename every character.
For those of you who don’t know, Ludi Lin was recently seen in the Chinese hit Monster Hunter. However, his credentials in the states is almost non-existent. He’s just another addition to the growing list of unknown actors who will be headlining one of the most anticipated action films by 90’s kids everywhere.
The new Power Rangers movie is scheduled to start filming in Vancouver in 2016. The movie will be directed by Dean Isrealite (Project Almanac) and has been written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class).
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is slated to premiere January 13, 2017.