Can the new 'Red Ranger' Dacre Montgomery surpass the old one?

HitBerryPublished on   01 Jun, 2016Updated on   25 May, 2021

Here we come the Power Rangers!!!

2017 will definitely be filled with lots of hints of nostalgia as Power Rangers movie is all set to hit the screen, making 2017 a year to travel back in time and relive all those superhero stories!

So any guesses who’s playing the almighty Red Ranger this year? No? Well, let me break the news to you, it will be none other than the Aussie hottie Dacre Montgomery! There’s no doubt that Dacre will do a magnificent job as the Red Ranger but hey, will he live up to Jason Lee Scott’s glory? If you’re completely unaware of how popular Austin St. John, who plays Jason Lee Scott is then here’s a glimpse!

See even after a decade people wanna see him at Comic Con and stuff and some are even miffed at the fact that he’s not making it to their city! And a little fun fact for you guys out there, fanfictions even existed in the 90s! YES! And you can still read them, some of the very popular Jason Lee Scott fanfictions are “Jason Lee Scott: The Tale of the Golden Eagle”, “Death of a Power Ranger”, and “Read A Get Together to Remember”. There is still a lot of fangirling over him!

Hmmm, Dacre surely has an expectation to live up to! Dacre Montgomery’s name was finalized and publicized as new Red Ranger through the Power Rangers Movie’s official Instagram account. Prior to this, 21-year-old Montgomery has performed on stage as well as the screen. He has acted in short film Bertrand the Terrible and 2011 TV series Family Tree.


#DacreMontgomery is officially suiting up as the #RedRanger. Get excited for the @PowerRangersMovie, coming in 2017!

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Dacre Montgomery will be joined by actor Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, RJ Cyler as the Blue Ranger, the versatile songstress Becky “G” Gomez as the Yellow Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks as the villainess Rita Repulsa. Quite a power-packed group that is!

Apart from that, one thing that really stands out is the Red Ranger's costume which has more or less similar features to that of Iron Man! Maybe the Red Ranger is just as good as the Iron Man or maybe the costume designer was too inspired by the Iron Man. Well, we'll know that in 2017!

The Red Ranger's suit!

The Iron Man suit! See the resemblance?

The modern reinvention of the long-running franchise, Power Rangers movie is currently being filmed and will hit the screen on March 24, 2017.