Bryan Cranston Joins New Power Ranger Movie as Zordon

Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston has joined the Power Rangers reboot.

As announced on Twitter, Cranston will play the role of the Power Rangers’ mentor, Zordon. Cranston has a connection to the series, as Billy Cranston AKA Blue Ranger, is named after him. He also provided voicework for the TV show’s early seasons, according to Comicbook.

The mighty #Zordon has officially been cast! Please welcome #BryanCranston to the #PowerRangersMovie.

— Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) June 21, 2016

Cranston will appear in the film alongside Elizabeth Banks, who plays the evil Rita Repulsa. She has a new look in the film–check out her costume here. You can also see the new, Halo-like Power Rangers costumes here.

The new Power Rangers movie is set for a March 24, 2017 release. The film will be directed by Dean Israelite, who previously made Project Almanac.

Power Rangers’ teen heroes are played by Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger), Becky G (Yellow Ranger), RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger) and Ludi Lin (Black Ranger). Additionally, The Office alum David Denman will play Red Ranger’s father.

The Power Rangers first appeared on screens in 1993’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. The show mixed new American scenes with footage taken from the Japanese show Super Sentai. To date, there has been a TV series, two earlier movies, plus a number of video games.

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