Amy Jo Johnson, the actress who portrayed the Pink Ranger in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the show in her own unique way. She has announced on social media that she will be releasing a special short story in collaboration with Francesco Mortarino, an artist.
Excitedly, she shared that they have received the page layouts for the story, and it looks absolutely incredible. Johnson refrained from sharing any spoilers but expressed her eagerness to reveal a teaser to her fans. The short story will be available on August 30th and will serve as a preview for the upcoming Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comic book series set to be released in early 2024.
“Amy Jo Johnson Clarifies Decision to Skip Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Reunion Movie and Addresses Rumors”
Amy Jo Johnson, in order to honor the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’ legacy, decided not to participate in a reunion movie for Netflix earlier this year. The film brought back David Yost (Blue Ranger) and Walter Jones (Black Ranger), who reprised their roles and wore their Power Rangers suits once again after 30 years since the show’s debut on Fox Kids.
However, Johnson, along with Jason David Frank (Green Ranger), chose not to return. Johnson took to Twitter to address rumors suggesting that money was the reason behind her decision, clarifying that it was not true. She stated that her reasons for declining the movie may have been related to not wanting to wear spandex in her 50s or being unable to travel to New Zealand for a month. She also mentioned that Jason David Frank made the same decision for his own personal reasons, and filming took place before the passing of a particular individual.
“Amy Jo Johnson Sets the Record Straight on Her Involvement in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Reunion Movie”
On January 18, Amy Jo Johnson clarified in a tweet that she never explicitly declined the opportunity for the reunion movie but rather didn’t accept the specific offer that was presented to her. However, she assured her followers that there are other exciting projects awaiting her. She expressed her anticipation for watching her friends excel in their roles and showcase their abilities.
The Netflix film titled “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always” is set thirty years after the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. In the storyline, the team reunites to confront a familiar threat from their past. The world is in the midst of a global crisis, and the Power Rangers are called upon once again to be the heroic figures that the world desperately needs.
For the record I never said no…I just didn’t say yes to what was offered. But other fun stuff is in-store! Looking forward to watching my friends kick a**! #PowerRangers30— Amy Jo Johnson (@_amyjojohnson) January 18, 2023