This Power Rangers Casting Call Does Right By Kimberly & Trini

Oh, and the rest of the cast. IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!

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The casting call for the planned Power Rangers feature film has made its way to the internet, and the results look mighty interesting. The film will follow the core cast from the original American seasons of the show, and these character descriptions look like they’ve taken this super-powered teen team in a different direction.

In those early days, the team sometimes could come off as a collection of stereotypes. This version looks like it won’t necessarily change the core personality traits of the original characters, for better or for worse — but it does look like it’ll delve deeper into their back-stories and explain their motivations.

Here’s the description for Kimberly:

Kimberly – 17 years old, unconventionally cool all in a way the popular girls wish they were. In fact, she was one of those girls, but isn’t anymore. Not since she’s returned to school after an absence of 6 months. Rumors are flying as to why; rumors she seems not to care about, because she’s come back with this new rebel-without-a-cause, edgy attitude. But the truth is, it’s all masking a deep secret that makes her feel profoundly vulnerable.

And Trini:

Trini – 17 years old, mysterious and extremely bright. Her parents constantly move for work, making Trini the perpetual new girl to any school. A loner who owns it, Trini is self-sufficient, contemplative, but always observant. All she wants is to find her gang of friends, but she’ll never admit it – least of all to herself.

Thank goodness, none of these descriptions make mention of how “beautiful” the girls should be … unlike, say, the Gambit casting call. Maybe that’s only because this movie is about high schoolers. But I’d like to think that it’s because a Power Rangers casting call should be about attitude rather than, uh, having a symmetrical face shape or whatever. Woo!

(via Collider, image via Giphy)

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