The reboot of the original Power Rangers team, 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' casting is done and the new team had been brought together. Even with the rumors of the Dino Charge Rangers going back in time to see the Morphin Rangers, this photo and what the directors statement toss that out the window.
The New MMPR
Becky G, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin & Dacre Montgomery
The 90's MMPR
Walter Emanuel Jones, Thuy Trang, Austin St. John, Amy Jo Johnson, & Daivd Yost
The director's statement on the changing of the character races-
“From the very beginning, diversity was a very important part of the whole process,” Director Dean Israelite told the Entertainment Weekly reporter. “We switched all of the races around, but we made sure that the essence of each of those characters are who they were in the original show, and this really will be an origin story of those characters."
But more shocking than the changing of the characters' races is the fact that these reboot versions of the characters don't like each other. In the show, the characters, even though they were different, they still liked each other and were friends.
These rangers are going to be "disenfranchised and disparate high schoolers", who "are not friends when the film begins".
One positive thing I've seen from the film so far is that they are going to also focus on the real lives of the Rangers outside of the Ranger duties. In the series as well as the films, the Rangers seemed to live at the school and their parents were no where to be seen. Except Billy (David Yost) worked from his garage in some episodes. Even when the rangers go missing, in case of Tommy being abducted and turned into the evil Green Ranger, his parents would have reported him missing. Jason (Austin Saint John), also is abducted by the Green Ranger and other episodes had other Rangers go missing there parents would have contacted the police and came to the school to talk to the other Rangers. The characters had to have had lives before being Rangers and they have to have parents. They can't all be emancipated teens.