New details on the plot of the upcoming reboot of Power Rangers have emerged. The film itself is a darker, more mature reimagining the colorful campy children’s series from the nineties. Along with a total redesign of the Rangers’ suits came a new look for the villainous alien invader hell bent on world domination Rita Repulsa. Considering the series has always used colors to distinguish the rangers from one another, myself and many began to speculate that Rita’s new green and gold suit could signal that she was harnessing the power of the dragon coin which she had given to Tommy Oliver in the original series, transforming him into the Green ranger to help her take on the Power Rangers.
According to The Wrap, Rita Repulsa is, in fact, harnessing the dragon coin as she is the former Green Ranger gone rogue. In the film, Rita will be attempting to resurrect her lackey Goldar after he was vaporized into microscopic gold particles many centuries ago. It seems the film will be also pulling elements other versions other than Mighty Morphin Power Rangers including Power Rangers Zeo. In this new version, Goldar was created with the purpose of stealing the Zeo crystal, the artifact which the Rangers’ power stems from. The film will inject a ticking clock as the rangers will only have 71 hours to stop her. My bet is on them failing and Rita supersizing Goldar to give the Rangers an opportunity to use the Megazord in battle. Rita will be trying to deliver the Zeo crystal to Mighty Morphin’s other major villain, her master Lord Zedd.
The putty patrol will also be on hand as the report states they will appear in multiple action sequences including a bank heist in Russia.
The film seems to be retooling the origin of Zordon as well. In the original series, Zordon created the Power Morphers after he was trapped him in a time warp. The report also states that in the film, Zordon was the original red Ranger before being trapped in a state of pure energy.
Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, 2017.
The film stars Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy Cranston (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger), Becky G as Trini Kwan (Yellow Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack Taylor (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bill Hader as Alpha 5, and Bryan Cranston as Zordon.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
SOURCE: THE WRAP