Tommy Frank: Cameos At Least Planned in New Power Ranger Film
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Actor and MMA fighter Jason David Frank told ComicBook.com that he "probably will be involved" in Lionsgate's new Power Ranger film. Frank said he was not sure what capacity he'd appear in the film, "but for sure cameos at least."
Frank starred in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series as Tommy Oliver, the Green (and eventually White) Ranger. He also appeared Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, and Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are still penning the Power Rangers script. The two writers previously wrote the X-Men: First Class and Thor films. Saban Brands' Brian Casentini and Lionsgate's Allison Shearmur will produce the film. It is slated to open in theaters on July 22, 2016.
The Power Rangers franchise previously inspired two live-action films from 20th Century Fox: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie opened in theaters in 1995 and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie opened in theaters in 1997.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the subsequent Power Rangers series use recut footage from the Japanese Super Sentai franchise. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers primarily used footage from Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, and the currently running series, Power Rangers Super Megaforce, uses footage from Tensō Sentai Goseiger and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip