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'Power Rangers': Original Green Ranger on Whether Tommy Should Be Female in Sequel

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Power Rangers.]

Go, go, Power Rangers.

Haim Saban’s new Power Rangers has hit the box office full force, earning nearly $60 million worldwide in its first weekend.

And that’s not all. The new Power Rangers: Legacy Wars game has surged to the number one app on iTunes (currently beating Snapchat), and there’s already chatter on social media from fans of the teenage superheroes hoping they’ll get to morph again for a sequel.

“I remember when Haim told me when I was 18 years old in his office, ‘I’m going to make Power Rangers a household name,’ ” original cast member Jason David Frank - also famously known as Tommy Oliver - tells Heat Vision. "I still believe in what he’s doing.“ 

And it’s clear Saban still believes in the 43-year-old actor, along with director Dean Israelite and producer Brian Casentini. The new film wouldn’t be the same without a few nods to the original '90s series, including a cameo from Frank and original Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson. 

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Says Frank, “The first cameo we did was cut. Me and Amy were filming in the Krispy Kreme. I grew a ponytail out for that. I was thinking, 'If I grow the ponytail out, I’ll shock the fans when they see me.’ We shot a scene there with Rita [Elizabeth Banks], and we were dressed in green and pink.”

With the first cameo getting cut, even after Frank grew out his hair like the hairdo Oliver rocked in the '90s, he ended up cutting it off. Don’t worry, Oliver fans: the actor assures Heat Vision there’s behind-the-scenes footage of him and Johnson somewhere where he’s rocking the ponytail that he hopes gets released. (FYI Lionsgate, fans are now patiently waiting for this.) 

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To the actor’s surprise, although one cameo was cut, that didn’t mean the duo were going to be completely thrown out of the picture. Frank says Casentini told him, “Jason, we’re getting you into the movie. Your cameo was cut, but we’re bringing you back.” And they did. 

But said cameo ended up getting the actor in some trouble at the film’s premiere.

“I’m the guy in the movie theater who wanted to get a reaction shot of the audience reacting to Amy and me when our cameo appeared,” says Frank. And when he went to capture that moment, Tommy Oliver ended up meeting a new enemy, and their name wasn’t Rita Repulsa. 

“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!’ And they said, 'I need your phone!’ I’m like, 'You’re not getting my phone!’ ”

And the real-life battle at the film’s premiere, which he says Israelite told him was “brilliant,” ended up preventing him from seeing his second shout-out in the movie. “I didn’t get to see the end of the movie when they called Tommy. I was so upset,” he says. And he has yet to see the buzzed-about scene. 

Read more: 'Power Rangers’ Cast Lobbying for a Female Green Ranger in Sequel

Although the actor missed the moment, there was no stopping fans from the original who stayed for the post-credits scene and cheered the name Tommy Oliver as it was called out repeatedly.

What Frank admits he didn’t miss is hearing about the scene - including reading Heat Vision’s story about the potential for the character to be female. It all started after new Red Ranger actor Dacre Montgomery revealed to THR that the cast had been lobbying for Oliver to be female if there were to be another film. Said Montgomery: “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." 

Frank’s response? "I’m still Tommy for now! The Green Ranger is going to fill my shoes. But I still have my own shoes I’m wearing." 

Adding that it’s no surprise to him that fans would have a heated debate on social media about the potential future of the character, he says, "The Green Ranger kicks butt. The Green Ranger has always been the most popular.”

If Saban and Israelite made the decision to make Oliver be female, Frank says that’s solely up to them.

“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.”

One thing is for certain, though. “No matter what, when you’re in that spandex, and in that suit you are a superhero.”  

Do you think there will and should be a female Tommy Oliver? Debate about it in the comments section below, and stay tuned to Heat Vision for the latest Power Rangers news. 

anonymous asked:

There is a theory that the reason Pearl took so long was that her Gem was using all its power on maintaining Holo-Pearl, and when Steven defeated it, Pearl was able to reform.

I noticed that, but thought it was just a coincidence. That’s a great way to look at it; but i prefer the version about Pearl being this big of a perfectionist that she took two weeks to pick an outfit.

Even though your theory is more likely.

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They cut a heterosexual romance because it didn’t fit the story, and because including it did a disservice to the female character’s individual narrative arc.

sorry but your faves literally would never

never

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While rummaging through a box he found in the attic, England uncovers some old photos, along with old memories.

(These took so long to make, I hope you guys like them! I was trying to put subtle stuff in the photos to try and tell a story, I’ve never done it before so it was good practice! I might end up writing something for this if I decide to stop being lazy.)

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For the last time:

If Victor bought that ring for Yuuri ahead of time then the anime would have shown us. And even if they wouldn’t have shown it, if that’s what they wanted us to think, they would have made it explicitly clearEspecially in the episode that was narrated by Victor.

What interest does the anime have in hiding the information that Victor bought the ring earlier?

None.

Which is probably enough reason to believe that it didn’t happen.

Listen, I know it’s a really sweet idea and I know that we’d all like that to be true, but there are limits to wishful thinking.

I keep seeing people speaking of the headcanon (because that’s what it should be called) that Victor bought the ring ahead of time as though it’s a fact and I think it’s very confusing and even misleading to a part of the fandom.

And listen, if you want to believe that’s what happened, that’s cool, but at least acknowledge the fact that you’re talking about a theory or a headcanon like I mentioned above, and don’t act like that’s what canonically happened because if that’s what it really were then it would be clear to everyone and we wouldn’t even have to have this argument.

(Especially that there is much more proof for Yuuri buying both rings/Yuuri and Victor buying the rings in the same store at the same time than of Victor buying one beforehand.)

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quiet night

theres just a what-if here about ritsu getting just a bit of psychic empathy and achieving the rest with his writers brain, and theres also a headcanon about mob not being a very good singer or not playing any instrument but being able to whistle very well 

I remember theres a word for that, the very good whistler thing, from a jeffery deaver book Ive read, but I cant find it in my memory anymore

I kinda want it back

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cold 

cant decide on a bg so just. heres the transparent version so you can slap it on whatever. preferably smthing warm bc its hecking cold over here jfc 

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