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Amy Jo Johnson shuts down rumors about why she decided not to part with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reunion movie for Netflix.
“Please stop saying I didn’t have a reunion because of the money. Not true,” tweeted the former Pink Ranger.
Johnson continues, “Maybe I just don’t want to wear spandex in my 50s or I can’t go to [New Zealand] for a month. Or none of your beeswax. [Jason David Frank] & I both chose not for our own reasons. They filmed before he passed.”
The Felicity The alum added that he was “excited to see [her] friends” Davis Yost and Walter Jones “rock it” in the film playing the Blue and Black Ranger, respectively.
Johnson previously said that was not part of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once and Always which is set to drop on the streamer on April 19.
In a tweet from January 18, he wrote, “For the record, I never said no…I just didn’t say yes to what was offered. But other exciting things are in store! Looking forward to watching my friends kick!”
According to the Netflix logline for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once and Always, the film takes place “thirty years after the wise and powerful Zordon formed the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the team faces a familiar threat from the past. In the midst of a global crisis, they are once again called to be the heroes the world needs.”
The 30th Anniversary Special is inspired by the legendary mantra from the franchise “Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger,” meaning once you’re part of the Ranger family, you’re always welcome back.
The trailer for the film shows the iconic villain Rita Repulsa once again facing the Power Rangers. Thuy Trang, who died in 2001, played the role of the Yellow Ranger and is being honored in the reunion movie. Catherine Sutherland reprises her role as Katherine Hillard and plays the Pink Ranger and Steve Cardenas returns to the Red Ranger suit following his role as Rocky DeSantos.