Here we go Power Ranger fans! Since it was announced that a reboot directed by Dean Israelite was under development, we've been standing by waiting to know who would be cast for the roles of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Well, I'm glad to report that we can officially scratch one Ranger off the list!
Meet Naomi Scott, a British actress and singer well known for her role as Maddy Shannon on the show Terra Nova, a story about members of a colony that time travel 85 million years back to Earth's past, fleeing the dystopian present of the 22nd century.The 22 year old Scott is also starring alongside Matt Damon in the very successful movie The Martian.
Of course we cannot forget to mention the fact that Naomi will be filling the shoes of the original and still very popular Amy Jo Johnson. Although I do have to say that the recent casting of Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff in Adi Shankar's fan film is my personal favorite as far as Pink Rangers go. I say that solely because of the more 'adult' feel to that version of the character, rather than the teeny boppy tone the Pink Ranger usually embodies.
Let's not take away Ms. Scott's strongest attributes, she's young, vibrant, and certainly has the big screen credentials to own the role. So with this first casting I can safely say they will stay true to the core essence of the Pink Ranger.
So Let's Talk About How The New Movie Meets Dino Charge!
Set to start filming next year, sources on the net speculate that the movie will take place after the events in the current universe of Power Rangers Dino Charge. Producers for the TV series over the years have always found ways to meld the different versions of the Power Ranger teams into current story lines. It's only right that the current team hand the baton over to the new big screen version of the Power Rangers.
So Who Else Might Be Cast For The Reboot?
So far the list is very small, but here are some names in contention to fill the roles of the other Rangers as reported by Collider.
Daniel Zovatto (It Follows), Ross Butler (Chasing Life), and Brian “Sene” Marc
KJ Apa (Shortland Street), Austin Butler (The Shannara Chronicles), Mitchell Hope (The Descendants)
So there you have it Power Rangers fans! Your new Pink Ranger! Stay tuned for more Ranger news as we get closer to the first day of shooting.