While Rita and Goldar took precedence in the Power Rangers reboot, there was one other consistent presence from the Mighty Morphin era that received a shout out.
Spoilers incoming for Power Rangers, so if you haven't seen it yet you've been warned.
The Rangers were thrown a curveball in the form of Scorpina during the first season, and JLSProblemDog spotted a reference to the character during the training scenes in the Pit. As you can see in the image below, the camera catches a Scorpion crawling across a rock before zooming in on Alpha and the new Rangers.
Scorpina played a big part in the show during the latter half of the first season of Mighty Morphin. She was pitched as a sadistic and lethal old friend of Rita Repulsa, and often teamed with Goldar to take on the Rangers.
In addition to her combat expertise, she also had a second form when Rita made her grow, which would turn her into a giant scorpion, allowing her to take on the Megazord by herself.
While the sequel is still up in the air, Scorpina would be a great addition to the film, giving the Rangers a credible threat to match up against both on the ground and in the Zords.
You can find the official description for Power Rangers below.
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 Zordon, and Bill Hader (Finding Dory) as Alpha 5 train the Rangers to morph and master their powers as a united team.
The Saban's Power Rangers DVD will include exclusive audio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John Gatins, and deleted/alternate/extended scenes and outtakes. Saban's Power Rangers will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.
Power Rangers is in stores now.