The Power Rangers reboot film has officially announced through its Instagram account that Naomi Scott, most recently seen in The Martian, will be playing the iconic Pink Ranger.
Scott will have some tough shoes to fill, as many fans still regard original Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson, who played the character from 1993-1996, as the best incarnation. The comparisons will be even more pronounced given that the reboot will update the premise of the original series, focusing on a group of high school students who become transforming ninja superheroes (the powers were always a bit vague).Original Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson
Naomi Scott is now the first cast member to be revealed. What do you think about this casting call? Will Scott be able to live up to Johnson’s portrayal? We’ll just have to wait for the reboot’s expected 2017 release to find out.