The Power Rangers franchise has returned with a brand-new adaptation named, ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once And Always’. This is mainly a Power Rangers reunion special that is right around the corner. For now, the new standalone special titled Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Once & Always, going to hit on Netflix on 19th April on the occasion of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the original series.
The new trailer has not disclosed more details about the plot of the special and has been kept a secret, we cannot deny that the first trailer has boosted the dopamine level of the fans.
The trailer kicks off with a huge shock to our heroes, this time we are going to see their iconic villain Rita Repulsa back, and she is looking very desperate for revenge. All the fans are literally in huge shock, as Rita kills the first Yellow Ranger, originally played by the late Thuy Trang, who is special and is said to pay tribute. After this, the big secret has revealed Rita’s plans to use a “time portal” to return in time to stop the entire team from ever becoming Power Rangers as everyone must come back to stop her.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always is set to return with a lot of the original cast. As the trailer exposes David Yost comes as Billy Cranston aka the Blue Ranger alongside Walter E. Jones returning as Zack Taylor aka the first Black Ranger. They will be joined by Steve Cardenas and Catherine Sutherland who played Rocky DeSantos aka Red Ranger II and Kat Hillard aka Pink Ranger II respectively in the later seasons of the original series. Additionally, Johnny Yong Bosch, the second Black Ranger, and Karan Ashley, the second Yellow Ranger, are returning in supporting roles.
Also, as heard in the trailer, the special will see the original voices of Alpha 5 and Rita Repulsa. The special will also introduce Charlie Kersh to the Power Rangers universe as Minh Kwan, daughter of the Yellow Ranger Rita killed. Unfortunately, not all of the original cast is returning. As mentioned above Trang has sadly passed away, as has Green Ranger actor Jason David Frank. Additionally, Amy Jo Johnson made the decision not to return as the Pink Ranger.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once And Always: Cast
The man behind the directorial chair is Power Rangers director Charlie Haskell, who has previously directed episodes in the franchise as far back as 2003’s Power Rangers Ninja Storm and recently 2022 launched Power Rangers, Dino Fury. It’s safe to say the franchise is in safe and familiar hands, which is the same case as the writers. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always has been written by Becca Barnes and Alwyn Dale.
The duo is also experienced Power Rangers writers and has writing and story credits on all episodes of the three most recent series in the franchise, Power Rangers: Ninja Steel, Power Rangers: Beast Morphers, and Power Rangers: Dino Fury.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once And Always: Release Date
The new reports have confirmed that the standalone reunion special, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, will debut on Netflix on 19th April 2023.
Here is the trailer:
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