Bryan Cranston Cast as Zordon in 2017’s Power Rangers

Bryan Cranston

The first teaser poster for 2017’s live-action Power Rangers reboot will be released tomorrow, but in the meantime, a beloved actor, who surprisingly has a past with the franchise, has confirmed his involvement with the film.

Just a few hours ago, Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Bryan Cranston, best known for his work in such movies and TV shows as Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad, Godzilla and Trumbo, took to Twitter to confirm that he is set to play Zordon, the Power Rangers’ mentor, in the upcoming Saban project. Check out the tweet, which features a fun fact about the actor’s connection to a central character, below:

The official Power Rangers Twitter account posted the following soon after Cranston’s initial tweet:

Cranston is joining a cast that already includes Dacre Montgomery as Jason Lee Scott (Red Ranger), Becky G as Trini (Yellow Ranger), RJ Cyler as Billy (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly (Pink Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack (Black Ranger), Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa and David Denman as Sam Scott.

As mentioned above, the actor has a bit of a past with the Rangers, as he voiced two characters, Snizard and Twin Man, for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the show that essentially jump-started the entire franchise, in 1993; the new Power Rangers movie is based on the series as well.

Zordon is usually depicted as a floating head who passes down his wisdom to the titular team of superheroes/teenagers, which means that Cranston will most likely just be lending his face and voice to the role. The character is pictured here:


Be sure to check out the teaser image for the movie’s forthcoming poster below:

Lionsgate released the film’s plot synopsis earlier this year:

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

Project Almanac director Dean Israelite is helming the movie, while a number of writers, including Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, John Gatins, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless and Max Landis, have penned the script. Power Rangers is heading to theaters on March 24, 2017.

Source: Twitter

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