Bryan Cranston really wants you to see the new Power Rangers film

His enthusiasm is (almost) becoming infectious

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Monday 16 January 2017 12:28

Hands up if you think the big screen version of 90s kids show Power Rangers is going to be a showstopper? We didn't think so. It is becoming increasingly likely that everyone was wrong - and that's all due to the thoughts of one man: Bryan Cranston.

His casting as Zordon may have raised a few eyebrows - mainly those of Breaking Bad fans who believed the actor wouldn't touch anything without the highest quality (Why Him? aside, perhaps). But ever since news broke he was to appear, the actor has been extremely vocal about how great he thinks the project is - going so far as to compare it with Christopher Nolan film Batman Begins.

He's at it again, this time at the Television Critics Association press tour promoting new animated series SuperMansion. When asked about the upcoming reboot, the actor said: “This movie is actually gonna be a big deal. I’ve seen a lot of it because I’m doing ADR on it. And it’s impressive. [Director] Dean Israelite really has a nice touch.

"As big and as powerful as Power Rangers could be, he has a nice touch to keep it grounded, and real. I think it’s gonna turn some heads, I really do.”

The first trailer was released last year showcasing a more serious slant than expected. The film will be an origin story following five high-school students who become the mighty morphin heroes you'll remember from yesteryear; they're being played by RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), popstar Becky G as well as relative newcomers Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin and Dacre Montgomery (he'll also be in season two of Netflix smash Stranger Things).

Power Rangers - Teaser Trailer

Bill Hader will voice the bizarre-looking Alpha Five while Elizabeth Banks is on villainess duties as Rita Repulsa.

Power Rangers will be released 25 March 2017.

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