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The upcoming Power Rangers reboot has a ton of reverence for the original series. Having seen it, we can say it's a movie chock full of winks, nods, and even a few impressive cameos, and it's a treat for fans that grew up with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise. The nostalgia is so strong with this movie that former Rangers David Yost (the Blue Ranger), Jason David Frank (the Green, White, Red, and Black Ranger), and Walter Jones (the Black Ranger) even reunited at the recent premiere of the new movie. Check out Jason David Frank's photo below to see the morphenomenal reunion for yourself.
If you feel an insane sense of nostalgia while looking at Jason David Frank's photo from the Power Rangers premiere, don't worry; it just means that you're a real fan. After all, how could you not freak out at the prospect of seeing the brainy Billy Cranston, the badass Tommy Oliver, and the fun-loving Zack Taylor together again after all these years? Seeing the original cast of Power Rangers reunite is a genuinely bizarre experience for someone who grew up with the original series, but it's also undeniably awesome. Although these guys have all gone in very different directions in their lives, the iconography of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise still binds them together.
This whole situation gets even better because the premiere wasn't just a reunion for the original cast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, either. Walter Jones made the rounds during the premiere of the movie and eventually found his contemporary Black Ranger counterpart. Check out the photo of him with Ludi Lin below.
Those pictures are cool and all, but it's former Blue Ranger David Yost who really made the rounds and saw everyone. Check out his photo compilation below to see just how many Power Rangers icons he was able to meet up with.
For those of you who are keeping track, that picture features David Yost with every member of the new Power Rangers cast, as well as a few classics. Perhaps most notably, the bottom left photo shows him with Walter Jones and former Pink Ranger (and every 1990s boy's childhood crush) Amy Jo Johnson. The Power Rangers franchise has always been about friends who eventually become family, and these pictures from the reboot's premiere genuinely sell that idea.
Dean Israelite's Power Rangers will morph its way into theaters on March 24. While you're gearing up for this highly anticipated reboot, check out our 2017 movie premiere guide for more detailed information concerning the rest of this year's major theatrical debuts!