A fascinating live-action trailer has been released by Boom! Studios for the upcoming first-ever Power Rangers Comic event called Shattered Grid. Fans loved seeing Jason David Frank surprise them with the portrayal of the character that got things going: Lord Drakkon.
Jason and his team shared the behind-the-scenes glimpses of the trailer and talked about a vastly different version of Drakkon than the one fans are familiar with.
Frank seemed to be as much as excited about working on the trailer, as fans were excited to see it, “We just wanted to make something for the fans, also for Saban, and also to promote the most highly anticipated comic book, in my eyes, from my world, because I’m in the Power Ranger world, is the 25th issue of Power Rangers, the start of Shattered Grid.”
Frank also shared his expectations from the upcoming event, “There is some really crazy stuff going on in that episode that when people read it and understand and they will piece these things together. And it’s gonna be released on the 28th. And everybody will read will make sense of how this is all coming together with that follow up book.”
It wasn’t easy creating this trailer, and Frank said, “Kyle Higgins really worked hard, I mean, night and day on it, and edits, and approving this. And I had to look at shots. Kyle’s team and Kyle what he did as a director, even pulling the performance out of me. I know you look and there’s like three or four lines, but Saban and everyone was, “Wow. We’re impressed with your acting.”
Fans were impressed by Frank’s acting, and they managed to understand the mysterious villain better than ever. According to Frank, that was the actual plan, “You only got three or four lines, but what I liked about it is the way mentally where Kyle put me into that spot was how we wanted to play Lord Drakkon, not an evil Tommy, or a Tommy under a spell. This is Lord Drakkon. I mean, he thinks he’s the ultimate Ranger, that no one can hurt. This is his domain. He’s the ruler; he’s on top of the world. He’s like the President in his own world; nothing phases him.”
However, Frank also hinted at an extremely violent and destructive Lord Drakkon in the future, “and just watching all these other Rangers in disgust that these guys just didn’t do what they should have done…now he’s basically into the timeline of destroying them all.”
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, March 28. The event’s synopsis is shared below:
“Drakkon returns and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will never be the same. The ‘SHATTERED GRID’ event begins here! Please note Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 will be black polybagged and shipped with (6) randomly assorted main covers by Goñi Montes in equal quantities.”