While fans anxiously await the Power Rangers Movie’s official trailer release, potential new plot details have begun to surface from Umberto Gonzalez, a superhero film reporter of Heroic Hollywood.
In an article with The Wrap (found here), Gonzalez tells writers that the Zeo Crystals, a fan-favorite item of Power Rangers lore that spurred the Power Rangers Zeo TV season, will be a focal point of the Power Rangers Movie.
According to Gonzalez, the Zeo Crystals are a powerful artifact in the new Power Rangers Cinematic Universe (PRCU) that channel the Morphing Grid – the dimension that allows the Rangers to harness their powers. To keep it from falling into the wrong hands, the Zeo Crystals were hidden on Earth and protected by a force field that would vaporize anyone looking to steal the Crystals upon contact.
And it’s on Earth 65 million years ago that Rita Repulsa, the original Green Power Ranger gone rogue, creates the evil Goldar for one purpose – to steal the Zeo Crystals. With the Zeo Crystals, Rita plans to deliver them to her master, Lord Zedd, who sports a half burned face from his attempt to steal the Zeo Crystals himself.
Unsuccessful in his attempt to steal the powerful relic, Goldar is vaporized into particles of gold – until Rita resurrects him from his gold particles 65 million years later to take on the modern-day Power Rangers and their larger-than-life Megazord.
While the alleged story certainly sounds believable and full of mythology that would successfully establish a Power Rangers Cinematic Universe (PRCU), fans should be cautious in trusting any rumor until Lionsgate provides official confirmation. But the proposed story above certainly aligns with a number of theories currently floating around the Internet, including Rita Repulsa’s visible possession of the Green Power Coin.
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