'Power Rangers' to Open with Battle Scene, Feature Scorpina as a Villain

Collider has learned that, contrary to earlier rumors, Lionsgate's "Power Rangers" film will follow the events of "Power Rangers Dino Charge," the most recent version of the television show; the "Dino Charge" characters will appear in the opening sequence. Additionally, the film will shoot in Vancouver from January to April in 2016 and feature Scorpina, "the ruthless and dangerous minion of Rita Repulsa," as an antagonist.

According to the report, the film will open with a huge battle sequence, where Scorpina and her army will attempt to get to the Morphin Grid, which grants every generation of the Rangers their powers. In the film, the Morphin Grid will also give the Rangers the ability to access to past, present, and future Ranger memories so that they can learn battle strategies from other Rangers. Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd will still be under the effects of  Zordon’s energy wave (or Z-wave), which spread peace throughout the universe.

While some of "Power Ranger's" scenes will be filmed on location in Vancouver, they will be combined with green screen effects.

The 1993 television series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” followed teenagers Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Billy and Zack, who were chosen by the ancient being Zordon to defend Earth from attack against the forces of Rita Repulsa.

Directed by Dean Israelite, “Power Rangers” morphs into theaters Jan. 13, 2017.

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