New Power Rangers film cast newcomer in Red Ranger role

Earlier this month we announced that Naomi Scott had been cast as the Pink Ranger in the upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot and now we have the name of the Red Ranger as well. It was confirmed today that Dacre Montgomery has been cast as the Red Ranger in the new “Power Rangers” movie. The confirmation was made via Twitter, the same social-media outlet chosen to announce Scott’s casting.

Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) will be directing the new “Power Rangers” film when it hits theaters in 2017. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are writing the script to the film.

In the official Tweet from the studio the announcement read, “Every #PowerRangers squad needs a leader. Welcome Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger in the 2017 #PowerRangersMovie!” The tweet had the casting announcement picture shown above.

The first American-version of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” debuted back in 1993. While the show launched a legion of toy and spinoff franchises, the films didn’t do as well. The story follows a group of teens that use their combined superpowers to save the world from evil monsters and sinister plots.

Producing the film is Haim Saban, along with Brian Casentini and Allison Shearer. This will be the third “Power Rangers” film to hit the big-screen but this new film will be a reboot of the entire franchise. So get ready for a new show, more toys and a lot of marketing if projections show a guaranteed winner in 2017.

“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” was the only film that starred series’ original cast and brought-in over than $66.4 million globally back in 1995.

The second film, “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie,” did not do as well as the first. The second installment was really only released as a pre-cursor to the more popular television series called “Power Rangers Turbo”.