Fans of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” can “for sure” expect to see a cameo from Green Ranger Jason David Frank — even though he has no idea if he’s involved.
The actor and MMA fighter spoke to ComicBook.com about his potential involvement in the big screen “Power Rangers” adaptation Lionsgate announced in May, and tossed out some very conflicting information.
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“I probably will be involved,” Frank said. “They talked to me about it. I don’t know how much I am involved, but for sure cameos, at least, in the reboot movie.”
Although he stressed his cameo was “for sure,” he hasn’t heard anything other than what principals involved in the film, including blockbuster auteur Roberto Orci, have said publicly.
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“No, I haven’t heard anything, except for what Roberto released. They are so tight-lipped on that project, it’s ridiculous. I don’t even know my involvement in it,” Frank said. “They talked to me about being involved, and the fans would love to see me involved.”
Frank added that he was in talks with “Power Rangers” creator Haim Saban to star in a series devoted to the Green Ranger, but plans fell through when Saban hatched a deal with Lionsgate.
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“They don’t want to overshadow anything or suppress the appetite of the fans, which is a little disappointing, but there’s still possibilities of it,” Frank said. “It’s just I think they are trying to save — honestly, I think they are trying to save my appearance for the Lionsgate movie.”
Frank played Tommy Oliver, the Angel Grove teenager behind the masks of the Green, White and later Red and Black rangers, too. He led the cast of the 1995 “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Movie,” and has appeared in a number of the later TV seasons, including “Power Rangers Turbo,” “Power Rangers Wild Force,” and “Power Rangers DinoThunder.”
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These days, he’s got a reality series called “My Morphin Life.” Season 1 was only on YouTube, but Season 2 will premiere on CONTV.