One of the things that was made clear when the Power Rangers film was revealed was that this would be a modern take on the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers team. So it was really cool when at the beginning of the movie, we saw a different take on the “original” team. I.E. Zordon was a Ranger, as was Rita. But according to director Dean Israelite in an interview with Comicbook.com, he almost had a different opening, one that would’ve had the full original team in action.
So why did it change? Well, it wanted a more personal and impactful opening:
“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 is out now for DVD and Blu-Ray.