Bryan Cranston Cast As Zordon In New ‘Power Rangers’ Movie
Bryan Cranston has been tapped to play the character of Zordon in the forthcoming Power Rangers reboot flick.
Bryan Cranston Is Zordon
Cranston announced his casting as Zordon – the Power Rangers’ guide who appears in the form of a floating face – on Twitter Wednesday. “Excited to play #Zordon in the #PowerRangersMovie!” Cranston wrote. “T or F: #BlueRanger Billy Cranston was named after what actor?”
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) June 21, 2016
The Power Rangers movie’s official Twitter account also confirmed the news that the Breaking Bad actor had joined the movie.
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It was announced back in February that Elizabeth Banks had signed on to play Rita Repulsa, the ultimate villain in 90s kids series Might Morphin Power Rangers. The alien witch, who wants to ruin Earth, is the Power Rangers’ chief nemesis. “After 10,000 years, I’m free! It’s time to conquer Earth!!,” Banks tweeted at the time. “Time to play #RitaRepulsa #PowerRangersMovie.”
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) February 2, 2016
Last October, Lionsgate Films revealed that Naomi Scott, who starred in Terra Nova and The Martian, would play Kimberly, aka The Pink Ranger. RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin and Dacre Montgomery are also in the cast.
Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) will direct the Power Rangers film from a script penned by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter).