Zordon is much more than just a disembodied mentor in the Power Rangers reboot, and originally he wasn't alone in the movie's opening sequence.
Spoilers incoming for Power Rangers, so if you haven't seen it yet you've been warned.
Power Rangers director Dean Israelite recently spoke to ComicBook.com about Zordon's time as the Red Ranger, specifically the inclusion of the rest of the team.
"There was an original drop that I read when I came onto the movie that had a more extensive battle in the beginning of the movie. And it had, I think, if I remember correctly, some of the other Power Rangers in there."
The beginning is already rather epic, despite the fact that it only has Zordon, Rita, and a glimpse at the original Yellow Ranger. Israelite didn't want to steal any more of the spotlight from the core conflict though, so he axed the other Rangers.
"I always wanted to make it very subjective, very personal and this kind of intimate opening that set your expectations, that you know that you're going into a superhero movie that's going to try to do something a little bit different with the genre. It's trying to be this more sort of personal character-driven story as opposed to a big fantastic opening that I think we've come to expect from a lot of movies. And I felt that the salient point, the story point, was really all about Zordon and Rita, and the rest just cluttered that drama."
Power Rangers currently has a 72.95 on ComicBook.com's composite rankings, and you can find the Blu-ray and DVD description below, which is in stores now.
The action-packed, coming of age feature film Saban’s Power Rangers will morph onto Digital HD June 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand June 27 from Lionsgate. As part of the 24-year-old global phenomenon and based on the five Rangers from the original TV series, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,”, the reimagined movie features a modern generation of Rangers including Dacre Montgomery (TV’s “Stranger Things”) as Jason the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Becky G. (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, as they attempt to stop the evil and unpredictable Rita Repulsa (played by Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games Franchise) from destroying their city…and ultimately the world. Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) as
The Saban’s Power Rangers DVD will include exclusive audio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John
Power Rangers is in stores now.
MORE POWER RANGERS: EXCLUSIVE: Director Wants Lord Zedd For The Sequel / EXCLUSIVE: Becky G Reveals Heartfelt Reason She Loves The Blue Ranger / 5 Things We Want To See In A Power Rangers Sequel / Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Blue Ranger's Best Moments