Power Rangers Fans Are Upset That Jason David Frank Has Been Excluded From The Upcoming 30th Anniversary Special, But That’s Not The Case


30 years ago, stock footage from Kyōryu Sentai Zyuranger was repurposed for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to give the American audience a completely new story about teenagers fighting the forces of evil. As a result, a popular franchise was launched, and the “Power Rangers” are still gaining strength in various media. In a few months, the franchise will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a separate issue titled “Mighty Morphine Rangers: Once and Always.” The late Jason David Frank was expelled. However, this is not the case at all.

For context, Jason David Frank died at the age of 49 on November 19, 2022, but “Power Rangers-Morphines: Once and Always” was filmed before his death. Frank starred in the Power Rangers franchise as Tommy Oliver, who played the Green Ranger in The Morphine Power Rangers and later became the White Ranger. Frank has previously returned to participate in anniversary episodes such as “Forever Red” Power Rangers Wild Force, “Legendary Battle” Power Rangers Super Megaforce and “Dimensions in Danger” Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, but in May 2022, in a Facebook live broadcast (via Yahoo!), Frank said that he would not will participate in an event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise. In fact, he said that he had “done enough for the Power Rangers brand,” and at that moment he was focused on making his film, The Legend of the White Dragon.

Thus, there was never a scenario in which Jason David Frank was going to participate in “The Morphine Power Rangers: Once and Always.” However, as you will see below in the behind-the-scenes special edition short, we will see the Green Ranger in action. So, two possibilities come to mind. The first and most plausible possibility is that Tommy appears in this special, but he will remain in costume all the time and either remain silent, or he will be voiced by another actor. The second possibility is that the Green Ranger’s mantle was given to one of the familiar faces we will see in “Once and Always.”

Who are these familiar faces, you ask? “The Mighty Morphine Rangers: One Day and Always” will return Billy Cranston from David Yost, the Blue Ranger from the Mighty Morphine Rangers; Zach Taylor by Walter E. Jones, the first Black Ranger of the Mighty Morphine Rangers; Rocky DeSantos by Steve Cardenas, the second Red Ranger of the Mighty Morphines; Kat Hillard performed by Katherine Sutherland, the second Pink Ranger in The Mighty Morphine Rangers; Karan Ashley as Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Ranger of the Mighty Morphines; and Johnny Yong Bosch as Adam Park, the second Black Ranger of the Mighty Morphines. While Billy, Zack, Rocky and Kat are confirmed to be donning their respective Ranger costumes, Aisha and Adam are shown in LDS costumes. (Delta Space Patrol), what binds Once & Always with Power Rangers S.P.D. from 2005. However, there may come a time when one of them (I mean Adam specifically) will have to jump into the role of the new Green Ranger.

Along with the aforementioned people, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always will feature Barbara Goodson and Richard Horwitz, respectively reprising the voices of Rita Repulsa and Alpha, as well as Charlie Kersh as Min, daughter of Trini Kwan, the first Morphine Power Rangers. The Yellow Ranger. Trini was played by Tui Trang, who died in 2001, and “Once and Always” will be dedicated to both her and Jason David Frank. The original series also starred Austin St. John and Amy Jo Johnson as the first Red and Pink Rangers, respectively.

Power Rangers-Morphine: “Power Rangers: Once and Always” will arrive to Netflix subscribers on April 19. This year will also see the debut of “Power Rangers: Space Rage” on the same streaming platform, continuing the story of the seasons of “Power Rangers: Dino Rage”. Netflix is also developing a Power Rangers series, more adult-oriented, on which The Witcher screenwriter Jenny Klein is working with Jonathan Entwistle from The End of the Fucking World, which is also linked to a film about the relaunch of The Power Rangers featuring time travel.


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