Amy Jo Johnson has heard enough of the rumors. More than two months after Netflix and Hasbro revealed that some of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cast members would rejoin for a stand-along special, one original cast member is revealing why she won’t be taking part in the production.
On March 26, Johnson, who portrayed the original Pink Ranger, tweeted: “Please stop assuming I didn’t do reunion due to money.” Just not true. Perhaps I just didn’t want to wear spandex in my fifties, couldn’t spend a month in New Zealand, or didn’t want any of your beeswax.
Johnson continued by saying that the reunion had been filmed before Jason David Frank, the original Green Ranger, passed away in November 2022. For “our own reasons,” both people chose not to participate, Johnson said on Twitter.
In January, the first reunion special trailer made its Netflix premiere. In the movie, thirty years after its inception, the Rangers reassemble to take on a global menace. Together with Charlie Kersh from the Power Rangers Dino Dury, the program will also feature unique talent from David Yost, Walter E. Jones, Steve Cardenas, and Catherine Sutherland.
Johnson at the time provided an explanation for her absence from the first announcement. “I never said no, just so you know. I just turned down the offer when it was given,” she wrote in a tweet on January 18. “But, there are more exciting things on the horizon! looking forward to seeing my friends kick ass!”
Strong Morphin The Power Rangers universe began with the first episode of Power Rangers in 1993. Power Rangers Cosmic Fury, which will return to Netflix in 2023 and also lasted for three seasons on Fox, is still telling the same story that the original series did.
Although Johnson appeared in the 2017 Power Rangers reboot, she chose not to go to the reunion. She also mentioned that she might watch the upcoming reunion. “Excited to watch my buddies @David Yost & @Walterejones rock it however!” she wrote in a tweet. “#PowerRangers.”