So we’ve seen what the Power Rangers themselves look like, we’ve also seen the new Zords in all their mechanized glory. We’ve seen the Rangers’ helper Alpha 5, and we’ve seen the villain of the piece, Rita Repulsa, played by Elizabeth Banks. We’ve seen all the major components of the upcoming big screen Power Rangers reboot, and with the movie arriving in just a couple of months it looks like we’re now getting a look at some of the secondary characters. You remember Rita’s rabble of course, the collection of oddball creatures who served as her courtiers. Well get ready to meet Goldar all over again!
No, yeah. That’s Goldar. At least it’s Goldar as revealed in this new toy commercial posted on the Neo-Saban Power Rangers YouTube channel. Goldar, as envisioned in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, was a kind of lion or griffin creature with wings and golden armour, where as this new version looks like gold barf with wings. Maybe the character loses something as presented in toy form, or maybe the filmmakers just became really obsessed with the “gold” in “Goldar” and ran with it. There’s a rumor that in the film Rita is on a mission to get as much gold as possible in order to bring Goldar to life, which makes one assume that yes, Goldar is actually going to be made out of gold. On the other hand, maybe Goldar has a lion or griffin face under his helmet, I guess we’ll see…
Seriously though, if this is what they’re planning on doing with the Power Rangers monsters, I can’t wait to see how they’re going to interpret Squat and Baboo. You can watch the toy commercial for yourself below.
Power Rangers will be in theatres everywhere on March 24, 2017.