Two Rangers cast, three to go.
The leader of the upcoming Power Rangers reboot has been cast. Introducing, Dacre Montgomery, the new Jason Lee Scott, aka the Red Ranger.
Lionsgate & Saban Entertainment announced the news via the official Twitter and Instagram page for the film.
Montgomery is a newcomer actor, having only previously appeared in the TV movie Family Tree, and the short film Betrand the Terrible.
Many actors have portrayed the Red Ranger for the numerous iterations of the Power Rangers TV series, but the most famous version of this character is undoubtedly Jason Lee Scott, the first Red Ranger, portrayed by Austin St. John.
Known for his athleticism, martial art skills, and transformation into the Gold Ranger, Jason is revered as one of the most popular Rangers in the entire series, with the exception of Tommy Oliver, of course.
Montgomery joins Naomi Scott, who was cast as the Pink Ranger earlier this month for the reboot. The film will be directed by Project Almanac helmer Dean Israelite, and is rumored to be full of classic villains and supporting characters.
Here’s hoping Montgomery will turn out a memorable performance as the new leader of the Rangers.
Power Rangers mighty morphs into theaters on January 13, 2017.