Did you know they're making a new Power Rangers movie? Lionsgate is currently working on a movie reboot of the popular sci-fi action kids series. And now they have their first Ranger. This week, it was announced that actress/singer Naomi Scott has nabbed the role of the Pink Ranger.
Naomi Scott Is The Pink Ranger In 'Power Rangers'
Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, is the first role to be announced for the Power Rangers reboot, which is set to hit theaters in 2017. Scott's previous credits include the British comedy series Life Bites in the 2011 Fox sci-fi drama Terra Nova. She can currently be seen in The Martian and the upcoming drama The 33.
Lionsgate made the official announcement on Instagram:
Based in part on the Japanese TV show Super Sentai, the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers centered on a group of ordinary high school students who are bestowed with extraterrestrial superpowers to fight alien evil.
Does Naomi Scott have what it takes to step into the boots of the Pink Ranger? We'll see, but she does already have the blessing of none other than Amy Jo Johnson, who originally played the Pink Ranger from 1993 to 1996. She extended her congratulations to Ms. Scott via Twitter:
The new Power Rangers movie is set to hit theaters in January 2017.
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