Bryan Cranston announced today on Twitter he will be playing Zordon in the franchise reboot. Known on the show as a giant and slightly opaque floating head, Zordon is a galactic sage, the creator and mentor of the Power Rangers, and the adversary of villain Rita Repulsa, who will be played by Elizabeth Banks. Nearly all of the Rangers are being played by relatively unknown and up-and-coming actors.
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) June 21, 2016
Cranston has a history with the Power Rangers franchise. Before becoming international drug kingpin Walter White and hairy dysfunctional dad Hal Wilkerson, Cranston voiced some of the monsters on the original Power Rangers TV show. Remember Snizzard? Yeah, that was Cranston. Because of his popularity on set, the Blue Ranger was even given the last name Cranston to commemorate the actor’s time on the show.
— Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) June 21, 2016
Power Rangers is set for release on March 24th 2017