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Rita seemed in the old days to know a lot about Power Rangers, even knowing when Zordon was making a new team of them. She had access to the Green Power Coin, with no explanation how she got it in the first place either.
What if she was part of a Power Rangers team in the past, in this case as the Green Ranger, but betrayed the team (possibly killing the past team) and thus forced Zordon’s hand to get her sealed away in the “dumpster” for 10,000 years?
Zordon, knowing how dangerous Rita was even without Ranger Powers, and wanting to be ready if she ever resurfaced, especially with the Green Coin still in her possession even if she couldn’t access the powers into herself anymore, went to a planet near where the “dumpster” landed. That planet being Earth, where he set up a monitoring station in the event she ever returned…a penance to himself in a way for letting powers of the Power Rangers go that corrupted.
This could tie into why her outfit would look that way in the movie:it’s a VERY modified version of her old Green Ranger uniform, worn sill to rub in that mistake Zordon made, and as a note of that power to the new Rangers.
While sadly I don’t see it happening in the film, I do think that it would be an interesting twist on the whole Zordon/Rita/Rangers dynamic if they went with that.