Lionsgate has cast its second ranger for the upcoming Power Rangers reboot. Dacre Montgomery will lead the Power Rangers as the Red Ranger.
If I couldn’t say much about the Pink Ranger casting, I really can’t say anything about Montgomery. The young actor has only done a TV movie back in 2011. This once again shows the studio’s commitment in going after unknown actors/actresses, which I think is the right move for this project.
Here’s a rumored character description of The Red Ranger (courtesy of Collider).
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.
(via. Twitter) Every #PowerRangers squad needs a leader. Welcome Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger in the 2017 #PowerRangersMovie!
What’s your reaction to this cast? Is he what you pictured as the new Red Ranger?
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