‘Power Rangers’ Movie Casts its Black Ranger

'Power Rangers' Movie Casts its Black

Lionsgate has tapped “Monster Hunt” actor Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger for its upcoming “Power Rangers” movie.

The studio made the announcement Thursday on Twitter and Instagram.

He’s the third actor cast for the movie, following Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger and Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger.

Lind plays a magician in “Monster Hunt,” which has become a box office smash in China.

Dean Israelite is directing the movie from a script by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur are producing.

The story reimagines the origins of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of high school kids given extraterrestrial powers who unite to save the world.

The 1993 Fox Kids TV series became a pop culture phenomenon and inspired a big-screen adaptation, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie,” in 1995.

Lionsgate and Saban Brands announced plans last year  to develop and produce a live-action movie based on Saban’s Power Rangers property as the first film in a franchise.

“Power Rangers” hits theaters on Jan. 13, 2017.

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  1. Fern says:

    This movie is gonna suck.

  2. Holy mother of GOD this man is good looking! Take him out of that ugly suit and serve me his RAW beauty!

  3. Spider says:

    Now, this is what I call, “diversity” casting!

  4. rossmitchell says:

    At the same time there doing power rangers they should do mortal kombat as well with james wan producing from fast 7 fame and if poss to direct the 90s mk movies were excellent and still are the theme song still kicks ass if they do anouther song for it whiz khalifa who done fast 7 and6 and also tmnt 2014 dig it

  5. arrownoir says:

    The black ranger isn’t black? Where’s the outrage from entitled PC idiots?

    • jaketo says:

      Actually I think this was *specifically* to quell the PC’ers. In the original, the black ranger was black and the yellow ranger was asian. That didn’t go over so well.

    • Smh says:

      Because it was never received well that the black guy was the black ranger. The Asian guy being the black ranger removes the original stigma.

  6. RNG says:

    Why didn’t they just cast a black guy as the Black Ranger? Makes him easier to identify.

    • buddah says:

      In a world where white women can identify as african american, I think we’ll be okay if an asian guy can be a black ranger

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