Everyone knows the Green Ranger kicks the most butt… except for security at the Power Rangers premiere!
Fans may have noticed a few familiar faces pop up in the action flick — namely original Green Ranger Jason David Frank, who appeared alongside original Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson at the end of the film.
While Frank was riding high on his Ranger fame at the reboot’s premiere, he didn’t exactly get the star treatment after trying to capture his big screen moment.
The actor explained to The Hollywood Reporter that he tried to take a picture of the audience reacting to his cameo — but instead ended up getting thrown out of the theater!
“Right after our cameo appeared, I got escorted out by security because I had a camera in the movie. I didn’t see the end of the movie, because security was arguing with me outside and I was trying to tell security, ‘That’s me in the movie!’ They said, ‘I need your phone!’ I’m like, ‘You’re not getting my phone!'”
And that’s when Frank morphed into the Green Ranger and roundhouse kicked his way back just in time for the credits!
“I didn’t get to see the end of the movie when they called Tommy. I was so upset.”
The much talked about sequence shows the united squad in detention when the teacher calls out the name “Tommy Oliver” for attendance. Tommy’s not there, but we see an empty desk with a green jacket on it.
Though Frank couldn’t speak about the scene he missed, he did weigh in about speculation that the rebooted Tommy Oliver/Green Ranger could potentially be female.
New Red Ranger, actor Dacre Montgomery, recently revealed that the cast had been lobbying for Tommy to be a girl in the case of another film, saying:
“A lot of the cast and I have discussed that we think it should be a girl. It makes it even: three girls, three boys.”
While Tommy’s gender is far from being confirmed, the OG would be totally down for a girl Green Ranger, explaining:
“No matter what Haim Saban does, people are going to love it. He would not allow something that fans will not like. After watching the movie, anything is possible. It doesn’t matter what color your skin is. It doesn’t matter if you’re female or you’re male No matter what, when you’re in that spandex, and in that suit you are a superhero.”
You can say that again, Tommy.
[Image via ABC.]