Saban’s Power Rangers movie has been subject to a lot of debate among fans of the original series and the show. From the alternate suit designs, the origin story of the rangers, even the look of the new zords, there has been plenty of debate about the film. If recent reports are to be believed, there might be something else for fans to discuss.
Rumor has it Bryan Cranston’s Zordon could be getting a new origin story for the movie. Fans of the original tv series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will know Zordon’s origin story pretty well. This was all set before the original series, but Zordon was at war with Rita Repulsa and her minions. The two fought battled one another for more than 2,000 years, all the while Zordon began collecting Power Coins to defeat Rita. The war only ended when Zordon challenged his enemy to to a duel wherein the fate of the universe was at stake. Using the Power Coins, Zordon won a coin toss and was able to seal Rita away on Moon – but the villainess retaliated by exiling Zordon into a time warp for all eternity. Hence the Zordon we seen on the show was born.
Where his origin changes in the new movie is, as per a report by The Wrap, Zordon was the original Red Ranger during the prehistoric era and was transformed into a “state of pure energy” as a result of a battle with Rita Repulsa. This could make for a very different and background for Zordon, it also vastly differs from the origin of the Red Ranger in the original tv series.
In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Zordon and Alpha 5 were the ones who created and mentored the first Power Ranger team after Rite escaped her intergalactic prison. This seen Jason Lee Scott become the first Red Ranger. If this new Zordon origin story turns out to be true, how exactly will this impact on the Red Ranger in the movie, and how will it impact the films story? It is hard to tell at this point, but up until the film hits theaters it is going to continue to cause debate among fans and critics alike.
“Saban’s Power Rangers 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 set to hit theaters on March 24, 2017.