How many times a day do you find yourself completely at ease, not worried about the trials and tribulations of the daily grind, when suddenly you seize up in a panic, wondering what all the actors from the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers are currently involved with? This affliction affects roughly one person per year, give or take. Luckily, Complex heeded the call and is here to let you know that Jason David Frank is all about getting a Green Ranger movie off the ground, where it is lying beneath a mound of terrible-but-not-that-terrible ideas for films. We freely admit that this is actually an anti-news story.
“I’m talking to [billionaire co-creator Haim] Saban about making a PG-13 Green Ranger movie,” Frank said. “It’s just a matter of Saban stepping behind it. I was an X-Men fan growing up. I loved Wolverine. I feel like the Green Ranger can step outside the box and be like the Wolverine of Power Rangers. That’s why I think he can handle his own movie.” I assume there wasn’t a response at this point because the interviewer was keeled over, breathlessly choking on laughter. I guess nobody told him X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a terrible movie, or that arguably more people would rather take a suppository than watch a Green Ranger movie.
But maybe after seeing what Frank’s life is really like, I might get invested in such an idea, but I doubt it. “There are a lot of other things in the works right now,” Frank went on. “I’m doing a reality TV show called This is My Morphin’ Life, and I’ve shot about six episodes. There’s a lot of interest in this. We’re actually going to be shooting some stuff soon to present to Saban and one way or another, it’s going to happen.”
Well, I’ll let you guys mull that one over, since I’ve already made my point clear. Watch this tribute video while you do so.
More interesting to me is the post-MMPR career of composer Ron Wasserman, who will be creating a comedy R&B album with Cedric the Entertainer, with whom he works with on the series Soul Man. He’ll also be collaborating with the guys who created the dark iteration of the MMPR universe. Apparently those guys are doing a series of shorts in the same style, which sounds like a much more interesting avenue of creativity than singling out Tommy Oliver for his own feature.
I’ll end this story with the full, unedited, unfiltered, and nearly hopeless update that the voice of Rita Repulsa, Barbara Goodson, gave of her life.
I’m still doing voiceover work, but it’s not as much or as often as I want. But I’m not doing what I need to. A lot of my friends are better at hustling and smiling and dialing. A lot of people have gone into directing and teaching, but I haven’t found the thing that I want to do. I’m looking at doing more books-on-tape. The new wave is that you have your own studio, you become your own editor and your own masterer. That’s the whole learning curve that I’d have to be willing to learn.
She isn’t even hypothetically ready to be willing to learn.