It was recently announced that Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston has joined the new Power Rangers reboot as Zordon (who he will portray through motion-capture and CGI). Recently Cranston spoke with The Huffington Post about this new relaunch of the Power Rangers on the big screen where he talked about its tone and more.
When asked about how he initially wasn’t completely on board with the project until reading the screenplay which changes his mind.
“I wasn’t really high on it until I talked to the producer and read the script and talked to the director. After that I went, ‘This is different.’ This is as different a reimagining as the ‘Batman’ television series as it became the ‘Batman’ movie series. You can’t compare those two, and nor can you compare this movie version of the ‘Power Rangers’ to that television series. It’s unrecognizable for the most part. There are tenets of the folklore that you hold onto for sure, but the inspiration is different, and the sensibility of it, and the approach to the film making is completely different.”
In addition to that, he also talked about the differences and similarities in tone the new Power Rangers movie will have when comparing it to The Dark Knight.
I don’t know if the tone is as dark as [‘The Dark Knight’] because you’re dealing with teenagers. So the appropriateness of that, and real teenage life, and going through high school and the cliques and the popularity or lack thereof, and the bullies and all the different sections and sub-sections of high school life, and the insecurities of these kids and things like that — hopes and dreams — and you embrace all of that into a retelling of the ‘Power Rangers.’ And what you would get is this new version, this new reimagined version.”
On the subject of Power Rangers, we are getting closer and closer to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and it appears that the film will have some presence there. Becky G, who will be playing the Yellow Ranger, recently said in a radio interview that they will be heading to Comic-Con. In addition to that, Dacre Montgomery, who will play the Red Ranger, tweeted a photo with the caption “See you very soon Comic-Con”.
“Becky G: … and I know that we are gonna be doing Comic-Con. So we are going to do that. I’m geeked! Yeah!
Radio Host: Is this your first Comic-Con?
Becky G: My first Comic-Con.”
— Dacre Montgomery (@dacremontgomery) July 5, 2016
Power Rangers opens in theaters on March 31, 2017.