Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger aired two years ago and immediately won the hearts of Super Sentai and Power Rangers fans with the fantastic usage of anniversary elements, past cameos, and Ranger Key transformations. Despite being an inactive Super Sentai fan, I have a deep appreciation for the ways that Gokaiger respected the past seasons. Power Rangers Megaforce is the 20th season of Power Rangers with Power Rangers Super Megaforce being the 21st. The combined seasons were created to celebrate the 20 years of Power Rangers with appropriate homage to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in Power Rangers Megaforce. Power Rangers Super Megaforce is expected to follow the tradition of promoting the past 20 seasons of Power Rangers.
The return of past cast members is one of the most popular anniversary concepts for next year. Last month, I asked fans on RangerCrew on what they considered more important: Cameos or Story. The obvious answer was both but most fans prefer cameos with the expectation that Power Rangers will always have a below par storyline. As much as I would love a healthy dose of story, past cameos, and great respect for the past seasons, it’s tough to tell how successful Power Rangers Super Megaforce will be in the limited 20 episodes.
The casting team has reached out to cast members at Power Morphicon and the past few months to make an appearance in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. There is no confirmation on whether they will have Gokaiger-like cameo roles or if they are chosen to be a group of past cast members in the background. They have reached out to most of the original Saban-era cast members. One of the cast members (not listed below) informed me that she turned down the opportunity due to the last minute contact and family obligations. Other cast members (not listed below) have confirmed their roles and keeping the role on the downlow until they are given permission to release the information. The expected film date for the cast members is May 25th and 26th (Invitation Email). Several (not all) of the Disney-season cast members have also been approached.
The production team reached out to the cast members to uninvite them due to the limited budget. They had only allocated enough budget for a set number of cast members. Ten cast members have signed contracts and completed their fitting. There are other cast members who are waiting for their visas.
Stay tuned for this article for more updates.
Confirmed Cast Members
Here is the confirmed list that I got from my source. 10 cast members have signed the contracts for the May 25-26 filming shoot. There may be other cast members added to the list. Some cast members are currently going through the visa process before signing contracts. If these cast members don’t sign the contracts, other cast members that are on standby may have the opportunity to sign the contract. Patricia Ja Lee (Cassie / Power Rangers in Space) was spotted on set.
Jason David Frank – Tommy Oliver (Green and White Rangers)
Danny Slavin – Leo Corbett (Red Galaxy Ranger)
Melody Perkins – Karone (Pink Galaxy Ranger)
Reggie Rolle – Damon Henderson (Green Galaxy Ranger)
Selwyn Ward – T.J. Johnson (Blue Space Ranger)
Patricia Ja Lee – Cassie Chan (Pink Space Ranger)
Sean Johnson – Carter Grayson (Red Lightspeed Ranger)
Alison MacInnis – Dana Mitchell (Pink Lightspeed Ranger)
Jason Faunt – Alex / Wes Collins (Red Time Force Ranger)
Hector David Jr – Mike (Green Samurai Ranger)
Brittany Pirtle – Emily (Yellow Samurai Ranger)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Jason David Frank
Jason David Frank is one of the most well-known actors in Power Rangers with his roles in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, and Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Jason has been dropping hints about returning to Power Rangers for the past months. The following message was posted on his Facebook. The Comic Con event is the same weekend of the Super Megaforce filming (as mentioned in the Cameo Invitation). Our source confirmed Jason is one of the 10 returning cast members.
“I’m sorry to inform you that I will not be able to attend Puerto Rico Comic Con 2013. Although I enjoyed my time in last year’s event and planned on meeting more of my fans this year, due to circumstances beyond my control, I will not be able to attend. It was a very difficult decision, however, I have decided to partake in a new filming project out of the country that interferes with the event. This is a very important project that I cannot miss.”
Austin St. John
David Yost got the invitation and turned down the opportunity.
“Megaforce=No 4 me. They lost me when the offer started “Dear Power Ranger” & had several grammatical errors. #donewithabusiverelationships”
Walter Jones will not be making an appearance in Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
“I just want to say sorry to all the Power Ranger Fans! I will not be in Super Mega Force. It would have been great though!”
Amy Jo Johnson
Amy Jo Johnson was not invited for Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
“FYI I’m not doing the PR reunion for many reasons. The biggest THEY NEVER OFFERED! hee hee… Ah well, I’m there in spirit!”
Steve Cardenas turned down the cameo opportunity. The following comment was deleted from Facebook.
“The was too low and there’s not a lot of character development. Just going to be in the background as an extra. I would’ve love to do it but I could possibly take the amount of time away from my business for a little amount of money. I’m sorry but I believe that it’s them that’s letting the fans down because they want to get away with paying a little. I hope you understand”
Karan Ashley announced that she turned down the opportunity. She also mentioned that the fellow Power Rangers cast members got a generic email invite. A week later, some of the cast members got another generic email telling them that they were uninvited.
Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers
Alan Palmer and his fellow cast members (Alien Rangers) did not get the invite.
“No, we didn’t. It would have been a blast!”
Power Rangers Zeo
Nakia posted on Twitter and Facebook that she won’t be in Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
“Hi everyone, many people have asked me if I will be a part of the PR reunion. Unfortunately, PR did not follow through with what they said. So I will not be a part of the reunion. ..and money had nothing to do with it. Thanks for everyone’s support.”
Tim, Ted, and Tommy DiFilippo
Tim, Ted, and Tommy DiFilippo did not get the invite for Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
Power Rangers Turbo
Blake Foster was invited and later uninvited for the cameo role.
“Hey guys, I’m sorry to announce that it looks like I will not be appearing in the Power Rangers Super Megaforce reunion. Like with many of my fellow cast-mates, Saban Brands did not follow through with the terms that we discussed. I’m not sure why, but I guess that’s just the way it goes …money was not the issue. I am not here to dog Saban Brands — not my style, but I didn’t want you guys continuing to hold onto false hope. Thanks for your continued support. #BlueCrew”
Power Rangers in Space
Our source confirmed Selwyn Ward is one of the 10 returning cast members.
“Black is back! It’s where its @ …”
Tracy Lynn Cruz
Iris Hampton posted on Tracy’s Facebook about her being the last cast member from her season.
Patricia Ja Lee
Patricia Ja Lee was spotted on the set during the Super Megaforce filming.
Power Rangers Lost Galaxy
Valerie Landon (known as Valerie Vernon during the PRLG season) turned down the invitation last month. valerie was excited to return for the anniversary.
“One month wasn’t enough time..especially when you have kids. If I was given two to three months to plan for it I could have gone. I’m so bummed! I was looking forward to seeing some of my old friends! Maybe they’ll do another one soon! I’d love to be in the next one!”
Our source confirmed Melody Perkins is one of the 10 returning cast members.
Cerina Vincent was contacted for the cameo role.
Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
Rhett Fisher confirmed that he was invited and later uninvited due to budget restrictions. He received the same generic email that several of the cast members got. Rhett is a fan-favorite and represents an iconic character (Titanium Ranger) in Power Rangers history.
“Guess who was invited to do a cameo on PR Megaforce and then un-invited the next week because of budget restrictions. #majorletdown#titanium”
Our source confirmed Sean Johnson is one of the 10 returning cast members.
Mike Chaturantabut was contacted for the cameo role.
Keith Robinson was contacted for the cameo role.
Sasha Craig (known as Sasha Williams in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue) was contacted and later uninvited for Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
Power Rangers Time Force
“It’s official, I will be heading to New Zealand to film power rangers for the reunion, will be playing the role of Wes!”
According to kalenabear (Rangerboard), Erin got the invite but turned down the opportunity due to Union reasons. Erin will be out of the country (not New Zealand) during the cameo filming.
Power Rangers Wild Force Force
Jessica Rey won’t be returning for Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
“Hey, everyone! I just wanted to update you as to what’s going on with me and Super Megaforce. Sadly, Alyssa will not be returning! I sincerely wanted to, but unfortunately it did not work out (and has nothing to do with $). Thank you all for your continued support and kind words! I hope to see you at a convention or VIP meet and greet soon!”
Power Rangers Ninja Storm
Pua Magasiva tweeted that he didn’t get the invite.
Jason Chan is the second Ninja Storm cast member to not get the invite.
Sally Martin confirmed on Twitter that she didn’t get the invite. Sally was last seen on Power Rangers Operation Overdrive “Once a Ranger” episodes.
Power Rangers S.P.D.
Matt Austin was not contacted for Power Rangers Super Megaforce. He also mentions that none of the cast members he knows (possibly his fellow S.P.D. cast members) got the invite. Matt made his last appearance in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive “Once a Ranger” episodes.
Brandon Jay McLaren
Brandon Jay McLaren is the second S.P.D. cast member to not get an invite.
Chris Violette is another S.P.D. cast member to not get an invite.
Power Rangers Mystic Force
Melanie Vallejo confirmed on Twitter that she didn’t get the invite.
Richard Brancatisano was not contacted for Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Richard made his previous appearance in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive “Once a Ranger” episodes.
Nic Sampson was not contacted for Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
Samuell Benta will not be returning for Power Rangers Super Megaforce. A few cast members from the Operation Overdrive season have been contacted to return.
Rhoda Montemayor was not invited for Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Only a few of the Operation Overdrive cast members were invited and they accepted the invitations.
“I’m a bit gutted that I didn’t get the invite, but if I had been invited, I definitely would have begged my producer to rejig the shooting schedule so I could to do it…and to the lucky rangers who are doing it – may the force be with you.”
James Maclurcan (Power Rangers Operation Overdrive) was contacted and later uninvited for the role.
Power Rangers Jungle Fury
Jason Smith has been spotted on set with Ciara Hanna. Jason will appear in his own “tribute” episode.
David de Lautour
David de Lautour did not get an invite for Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
Power Rangers RPM
Eka Darville was contacted for Super Megaforce but hasn’t heard back from them.
Dan Ewing didn’t get an invite for Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
Power Rangers Samurai
Alex Heartman returned from New Zealand a few weeks ago. Alex was spotted on set with Kelvin Taylor (Power Rangers Megaforce / Super Megaforce extra).
Najee De-Tiege hinted that the Samurai cast members will be returning to New Zealand for filming and later confirmed that he won’t be returning to the show.
Hector David Jr.
Hector David Jr. teased about returning for more filming. Our source confirmed Hector is one of the 10 returning cast members.
Brittany Anne Pirtle
Our source confirmed Brittany Anne Pirtle is one of the 10 returning cast members.
Erika Fong won’t be returning in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. She is currently busy with another project.
Steven Skyler was contacted for Power Rangers Super Megaforce, but hasn’t decided on the opportunity at this time.
Check out the complete Super Megaforce Cameo List maintained by Rovang.
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