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Bryan Cranston to Play the 'Mighty Zordon' in the 'Power Rangers' Movie!

by Zach Seemayer 11:44 PM PDT, June 21, 2016
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The long-awaited Power Rangers film reboot added some more star power to its cast on Tuesday, signing on Bryan Cranston to play the iconic Zordon.

Cranston, 60, announced the news on Twitter, sharing, "Excited to play #Zordon in the #PowerRangersMovie! T or F: #BlueRanger Billy Cranston was named after what actor?"

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The original Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston -- played David Yost on Fox's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers -- is rumored to have been named after the Breaking Bad star, who provided the voice for a number of monsters on the beloved series over 20 years ago.

The Power Rangers movie tweeted an official poster, promoting Cranston's role as Zordon, and wrote, "The mighty #Zordon has officially been cast! Please welcome #BryanCranston to the #PowerRangersMovie."

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The six-time Emmy-winning star joins Elizabeth Banks, who is set to play the film's main villain, Rita Repulsa. Banks congratulated Cranston on joining the production, tweeting, "Oh hai #Zordon! Let's get this party started."

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It's unclear how Zordon, the creator and leader of the Power Rangers, will be portrayed. In the original series, Zordon appeared as a disembodied, floating blue head projected in a tower of light, which would be interesting to see with modern special effects, but seems like it might be a waste of Cranston's impressive talents.

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The Power Rangers is set to hit theaters March 24, 2017. In the meantime, check out this epic TBT from when ET visited the set of original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie back in 1995.

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