Power Rangers reboot cast want a female Green Ranger

Tasha Hegarty
Photo credit: Lionsgate

From Digital Spy

We know that there will be a whopping six films in the new Power Rangers reboot franchise AND that the Green Ranger will be popping into the next film, but as for who it is that'll be putting on that suit? Well, that's the question.

Historically, the Green Ranger, or Tommy Oliver, has been played by a man, but it seems the reboot cast are lobbying for a woman to step in and kick ass instead when the character makes its appearance.

And the film's post-credits scene makes a pretty good case for that - so, warning folks, if you want your after-the-credits clip experience to remain unspoiled, don't scroll down any further.

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In Power Rangers' post-credits scene, we see a teacher calling out the roll call for detention but he can't seem to find one person in particular and that's Tommy Oliver.

In fact, all that can be found is a green coat on an empty chair, teasing the Green Ranger's existence in the film's universe – and that goes a long way towards backing the film's director Dean Israelite's claim to The Hollywood Reporter that the post-credits scene "teased up the direction of what the next movie could be".

For those of you that may need a reminder, the Green Ranger started out his Power Rangers career as a baddie before he later allies with the Rangers and is elevated to the White Ranger.

(Which sounds like at least a film or two's worth of plot to us).

So, whoever the Green Ranger turns out to be is likely to have a pretty major role going forward, and now new Red Ranger, Dacre Montgomery, has revealed that the rest of the cast want that major role to go to a female actor.

Photo credit: Lionsgate

"A lot of the cast and I have discussed that we think it should be a girl. It makes it even three girls, three boys," he told The Hollywood Reporter, before adding that it helps the post-credits scene is rather open-ended.

"It's left blank. It's a cliffhanger," he said. "Whoever you're going to drop into that position - whether it's a girl, it's inevitably going to create drama.

"It'll be interesting to drop that drama into it and see how we all relate to it and work with it."

And seeing as this is a franchise that has already introduced the first-ever LGBTQ superhero in a Hollywood movie in the Yellow Ranger, as well as a character who's on the autistic scale in the Blue Ranger, we're all for it including a female Green Ranger too.

Power Rangers is out in cinemas in the US and the UK now.

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