The Power Rangers movie is set to hit theaters on March 24th of this year. It’s meant to be a “modern remake” of the classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series that kicked of the Power Rangers marathon in America. What might surprise many though was that Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston was in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Now to be fair, he mainly voiced monsters, as that’s actually he got started into acting. So then, when he was approached by Haim Saban himself to be in the movie, and he heard what this version was going to be about, he was very interested. He told IGN that after he read the script, he was sold.
“I read it and went ‘You’re right,’” Cranston continued. “The kids sound like real kids and not everyone is this great athlete and everything is working out. I thought, ‘This might be a nice bookend to what I was doing before,’ since I started out doing voices.”
He also notes that this version of Zordon isn’t like the one we see in the TV show, who was basically a reciter of the mission, while occasionally giving pep talks. Here, he’s much more involved.
“He is a frustrated mentor of these kids. They’re not advancing as I’d hoped. Some of them are not taking this seriously, the responsibility that has been placed upon them or that they have been chosen for. And yet, you’re a mentor. It’s almost like being a coach. You want to break down the individuality of them so that they can grow as a team.”
We’ll have to see how it all goes when Power Rangers releases this March.