Power Rangers, a reboot of the franchise from the mid ’90s television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has been a topic of conversation for some time now. The property has hardly been touched since the 90’s, but it was only a matter of time before someone capitalized on the current costumed-hero movie boom and put some of this IP to use. Well, they have, and we’ll get a new film about the colorful crime-fighters in March of 2017.
We knew about Elizabeth Banks‘ villainous Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as Zordon, but now a few more details about the film have come to light now that it’s closer to the release date. A recent report from The Wrap, by Heroic Hollywood founder Umberto Gonzalez, revealed some important insights previously not known about the film.
First, there’s some news on Lord Zedd. It seems he will in fact be involved in the story at some point, confirming his presence in the film. Apparently Rita Repulsa will be working for or with him in some context, said to revolve around locating what is known as the Zeo Crystal. As for Zordon, there is going to be some changes to his origin. The filmmakers decided to give him history as a Red Ranger, the original one, from the earliest ages, later to be transformed into his current state.
And finally, there is going to be some more evil to foil the rangers: Goldar. We already knew that, but now we’re getting details about his impact in the movie. After being defeated in the opening of the film, the report indicated his remains will have been scattered throughout the earth. Repulsa will looking to put him back together, which wouldn’t be too fun for the team.
The story follows five ordinary teens 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 they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Power Rangers is in theaters March 24, 2017.