Bryan Cranston Returns to ‘Power Rangers’

“Breaking Bad” actor who once voiced roles on ’90s show he will now play team mentor in movie

Last Updated: June 21, 2016 @ 6:03 PM

Bryan Cranston has been cast in the upcoming “Power Rangers” movie, the “Breaking Bad” star confirmed on Twitter Tuesday.

The Oscar-nominated actor once voiced roles on the popular 1990s kids show, on which the movie is based.

Set to hit theaters March 24, 2017, Cranston is playing Rangers mentor Zordon.

Cranston provided the voices of characters Snizard and Twin Man in the first season of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” in the early ’90s.

The film also stars Elizabeth Banks as Rangers nemesis Rita Repulsa.

The team of multi-colored Rangers consists of mostly relative newcomers: singer Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy.

Liongate’s big budget production is taking on a much edgier tone than the original television series, which has been reflected in the film’s costumes — previewed for fans in early May. Costume designers have thrown away the spandex, designing harder-looking armored suits.

Power Rangers Costumes