Power Rangers Reboot Provides New Zordon Origin Story

Power Rangers 2017 reboot
Go Go Power…. you know the theme song.

The Power Rangers reboot looks to be an exciting film, and it gives Zordon a new backstory!

According to The Wrap, Zordon will be the original Red Ranger. Sixty-five million years ago, Zordon fights Rita Repulsa in prehistoric times. However, she transforms him into a state of pure energy.

Bryan Cranston Zordon
From Heisenberg to Zordon. Not bad.

In the original show, Zordon’s past is a mystery, but it is known that he comes from the planet of Eltar. The film’s backstory will thus give him a deeper bond with the Rangers.

Bryan Cranston will lend his voice to Zordon for the movie. He is also providing motion capture to play the role.

Elizabeth Banks’ Rita Repulsa will serve as the main villain, and she also has a connection to the Rangers.

Rita Repulsa Power Rangers
I wonder if Rita will get a headache in this film?

In the film, Rita is former Green Power Ranger who has gone rogue. Her mission is to steal the Zeo Crystal, which gives the Rangers their power. It is Rita’s goal to return the Zeo Crystal to her master Lord Zedd.

Rita’s connection sets up more stories for the franchise. Perhaps the sequel will have her create a new Green Power Ranger. This could be a great way to bring Tommy Oliver into the fold.

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 are in danger of an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. To do so, they must band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

Jonathan Bruce
Jonathan Bruce
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