First up, the casting news: Emmy winner Bryan Cranston is joining the flick as Zordon, the group's founder and mentor (a.k.a. the giant floating head that gives the titular heroes their instructions). The "Breaking Bad" alum announced the news himself on Twitter.
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) June 21, 2016
Cranston also revealed a fun bit of trivia about his connection to the Blue Ranger, alias Billy Cranston, which Variety reports was confirmed back in 2013: Billy was named after the actor. And that's not his only connection to the original 1990s "Power Rangers" series: Cranston previously appeared on the show, voicing the characters Twinman and Snizard.
Lionsgate's official Power Rangers Twitter account later welcomed Cranston to the fold.
— Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) June 21, 2016
In addition to that exciting bit of casting, Lionsgate also released a new poster for the film, featuring the Rangers in silhouette against a starry backdrop (which just so happens to form a lightning bolt, the symbol of the franchise). The tagline reads, "Together we are more," a nod to the Rangers' need to join forces to take down Rita.
— Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) June 22, 2016
"Power Rangers" also stars Becky G. as the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks as villain Rita Repulsa. It opens on March 24, 2017.
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