Bryan Cranston Joins 'Power Rangers' Reboot As Zordon, Making All Your Casting Dreams Come True
After proving his range as an actor by swapping his Malcolm in the Middle dad vibes to play the very evil Walter White in Breaking Bad, it seems Bryan Cranston is going to prove once again that he's the most versatile actor in Hollywood. According to Entertainment Weekly, Cranston has joined the Power Rangers reboot as Zordon. He will star alongside Elizabeth Banks, who plays his nemesis, Rita Repulsa. It will be nice to see the actor in a role so different to what we expect — and given his ability to play absolutely any role, I'm sure he's going to 100 percent rock it.
The role sort of makes sense for Cranston, when you think about it: He has already played characters in the Power Rangers universe. In the early '90s, he voiced both Snizard and Twin Man on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. Well golly, the guy's good at playing every role and has previous connections to the franchise (even as a villian)? It would almost seem that Cranston may or may not have been born for this role. Only time will tell if he rocks the whole man chilling in a tube thing half as well as the Zordon's of the past did in the different series and movies, but I'm sure he'll have no problem.
The reboot, which will hit theaters in March 2017, tells the story of five high school students from a small town in California called Angel Grove who must work together as — you guessed it — the Power Rangers. A lot of new faces join Cranston as the rangers in the film, like Becky G as Trini, Ludi Lin as Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Jason, Naomi Scott as Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Billy.
With its so-far pretty cool cast, this reboot is looking like it might be better than the original television show! "Go, go, Power Rangers," as they say.