We have some new casting news today for the upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Movie reboot coming from Lionsgate. The ever populr Red Ranger has been cast, and will be played by actor Dacre Montgomery. Get more of the details below, and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
In a surprising turn of events, Lionsgate & Saban Entertainment have just announced that newcomer Dacre Montgomery will be the one who leads the new generation of Power Rangers into battle as Jason Lee Scott a.k.a. the Red Ranger in the upcoming Dean Israelite-directed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot. He’ll likely harness the “Tyrannosaurus” dinozord powers, which were previously used by original series star Austin St. John.
Montgomery has presumably beaten out the likes of K.J. Apa (Shortland Street), Mitchell Hope (The Descendants), and Austin Butler (The Shannara Chronicles), who were all slightly more established young talents rumored to be up for the part. He now joins Naomi Scott (The Martian), who was previously announced as the Pink Ranger. The new Jason, like all of the other Rangers, will be an updated version of the original, read his rumored description:
Jason – 17 years old, the makings of someone or something great if he would just get out of his own way. Jason was a legend of this town—a freshman quarterback with the skills to take him all the way. People knew his name. Children wore his jersey. Until, one night Jason wrapped his car around a pole and busted out his knee. Everything Jason was going to become ended in an instant. And with it, he lost himself. When we meet him at the start of the film, he’s a kid in need of redemption. By the end, he’ll be leading this disparate group of teens to shed their individual baggage and find who they truly are.