#WizardWorldChicago is here and Moviepilot.com along with my Facebook Page MannysPlace will be there with full coverage from start to finish!! Let's start off the coverage with a special sit down interview with Jason David Frank the original Green Ranger from the classic TV Show Power Rangers! Also a chat with long time fan favorite Lou Ferrigno the original Incredible Hulk!
Jason David Frank: Interview
Jason David Frank "JDF" (born September 4, 1973) is an American actor and professional mixed martial artist notable for his portrayal of Tommy Oliver in The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers TV show.
Well I have to admit I was a big fan of Power Rangers when it first came out.....It was a little under my age group but I still watched. Did you ever have a crush on Amy Jo Johnson (the pink ranger)? Because I know I sure did!!
"When we all first started it was an exciting and busy time. I never really thought of her that way. We worked a long time together and she was great to work with.
This was your first work right?
"Yes' it was"
Was this all your guys first works?
Thinking hard about it..... "Eh......"
Well most of your guys first works I should say.
As he laughed "yeah, that sounds better"
How long have you been martial arts training?
"I first started at the age of 4 and now I'm 41......"
Now I've heard rumors of a new Powers Ranger movie.
Jason nods yes and grins
I've also heard rumors you might even be in it, if there is a new Power Rangers movie?
Still grinning...... "Let's just say I'm on a short list if there is something to be done"
"But right now I'm really excited about trying to get this Green Ranger comic book done!! It just seems we take 10 steps forward and then 5 steps back....but we will get it done."
If you lived in the comic book world would you want to be a good guy or bad guy?
"I'd want to be a bad guy......but who then turns good" grinning ear to ear!
Ha!! That's awesome!! Well Jason David Frank, thank you for your time it was great to finally meet you. We at moviepilot.com wish you the best.
Lou Ferrigno: Interview
Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno (born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. Lou, is best well know for his furious portrayal of the massive Incredible Hulk in the classic TV show of the same name. Lou, has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man. Lou did great comedy work on King Of Queens and who could forget his awesome cameo in the Marvel reboot movie The Incredible Hulk. Here is what Lou had to say in our short interview.
What new projects are in the works for you Lou?
"I'll be in a new comedy movie named “Bandit Hound,” with Paul Sorvino and Judd Nelson that is set to be released late this year. It's kind of like home alone type movie"
Obvi you still do some heavy training you are in incredible shape...how often?!
As he flexed his gigantic bicep muscle for me....... "Oh Yeah, I train at least 6/8 times a week!"
Do you ever watch any of your old hulk re-runs?
"Oh yeah....I'll still watch them if I see one on. I like how it brings back old memories. It takes me back to locations we would shoot at or what things happened behind camera. I have a lot of fun remembering all that stuff and It's still a really great show to watch"
Is there any one show that stood out?
"The very third episode! That really sticks out in my memory, mostly because I got to act more and that was when you could see more of myself on screen, it was only my third acting gig." Lou says with a big smile.
Well thank you for your time Lou and we at moviepilot.com and MannysPlace wish you the best of luck!!
That's it for this early coverage of #WizardWorldChicago Keep follow me for more great moviepilot.com / MannysPlace exclusives to come!!
Reported by: Manny Popoca
More behind the scenes photos and coverage can be found on my Facebook page: MannysPlace
Special thanks go to #WWC Comic Con PR: Jerry Milani