Sunday, August 24, 2014

Power Rangers Dino Charge cast announced. Returning Ranger a possibility.

At the 2014 Power Morphicon, the cast of the new show Power Rangers Dino Charge has been announced. Dino Charge is the 22nd season of the long running show and is the first show after the major anniversary series Power Rangers Super Megaforce.

Brennan Mejia, model and actor, will be playing the Dino Charge Red Ranger. Early casting scripts refer to him as Lucas, the 18-year old leader of the Dino Charge Rangers. At times childlike, he can be serious when he needs to be. Red has the power of the Tyrannosaurus. Brennan has been in several productions, including American Horror Story.

Yoshi Sudarso, model and online sensation is the Blue Dino Charge Ranger. Early casting scripts refer to him as Koda, a caveman. A survivor who is out of his own time, he is fiercely loyal. Red has the power of the Stegosaurus. Yoshi is a major Power Rangers fan and has been trying out for Power Rangers for quite some time. He has a strong online following.

Camille Hyde is the Dino Charge Pink Ranger. Early casting scripts refer to her as Shelby. She is generally disinterested in anything that doesn't involve Rangers or dinosaurs. Pink has the power of the Triceratops.  Camille has the distinction of being the first African-American Pink Ranger in the 22 year history of the show.

James Davies is Dino Charge Black Ranger. He is referred to as Chase in early casting scripts, and is described as being a cool, laid-back guy who enjoys skateboarding and talking to girls. Black has the power of the Parasaurolophus. 

Michael Taber is Dino Charge Green Ranger. Early scripts refer to him as Ryan, brother to Matt, who will eventually be the Dino Charge Gray Ranger. Ryan fits the intellectual type and prefers logic to violence. He also has the distinction of looking younger than he actually is. Green has the power of the Velociraptor. 

Austin St. John, who portrayed Jason in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo a Power Rangers Movie and Power Rangers Wild Force:Forever Red has also revealed that he is in talks to return to Power Rangers via Dino Charge. It has yet to be revealed whether he will return as Jason or as another character. However, it is of note that his last Ranger status is as Mighty Morphin Red Ranger and that there is source footage for an encounter between the Japanese originators of the Mighty Morphin team, the Zyurangers and the originators of the Dino Charge team, the Kyoryugers. Thus, the possibility of Jason returning for a movie event or special is likely. 

It is also possible that Jason might take on the role of a Master Ranger, in the same vein as Tommy Oliver in Dino Thunder, as well as Shadow Ranger from SPD and the Jungle Master Spirit Rangers in Jungle Fury by way of the yet unrevealed Silver Ranger.

Power Rangers Dino Charge is adapted from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, part of the long running meta-series Super Sentai.

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