The Zeo Crystals Is A Deep Cut For Power Rangers Fans
It’s been long rumored and even slightly confirmed but now, it’s official. The upcoming ‘Power Rangers‘ film will feature the Zeo Crystals!
When messaging with the Power Rangers Facebook messenger app, it starts a roleplaying game where you train to be a Ranger with Alpha 5. During these training, Alpha 5 states the mission is stop Rita Repulsa from finding the Zeo Crystal.
Check out an example below:
If you know anything about the mythos of Power Rangers, this is a pretty big deal. Not only does this add an extra layer of fan service but this could possibly set-up the sequel. Introducing something as important as the Zeo Crystals this early into the franchise is a bold move but shows the creators have faith.
For those who don’t know, the Zeo Crystals are powerful objects with powers to unlock new Power Ranger suits. This allowed the original ‘Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers‘ show to reboot itself after a fairly long run. With new suits, new characters, and new powers; the show felt fresh again and I personally think it helped it helped it last this long.
If they are setting something like the Zeo Crystals in the first film, it could mean the Rangers could be changing for the next installment, if there is one. That also opens up the possibility of each ‘Power Rangers‘ movie having inspiration from a season of the show.
What do you think of the inclusion of the Zeo Crystals?
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‘Power Rangers’s is set to be released on March 24, 2017. The film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Banks. The film is directed by Dean Israelite.