Zordon has appeared. The first look at Zordon, the Power Rangers’ mentor being played by Bryan Cranston, has shown up via Twitter.
— Power Rangers NOW (@PowerRangersNOW) January 4, 2017
Zordon has appeared on the first season of Might Morphin Power Rangers and appeared in subsequent seasons since. In the upcoming film, Zordon will be played by Bryan Cranston.
Cranston has been discussing his role during a variety of media functions. He most recently opened up about what exactly Zordon’s role with the team would be and how he is physically bringing the character to life in the upcoming film:
“Yes, it’s motion capture and it’s a lot of CGI-work. The tenant of that storyline is that this a real person who is trapped in this etherworld and it becomes this in-the-wall so to speak of [the command center], He still has a heart and mind, but an agenda that he’s got to get these five Power Rangers to defend the earth or else everyone they know will be killed. So, it’s exciting.”
In case you didn’t know, Cranston voiced a couple of characters in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series.
“Yeah… I did voices. Dubbing voices for Power Rangers the series 35 years ago. But I can tell you… I would NOT have accepted the role if it was not for the script being so good. They have completely changed the tone. It is not the television series at all. It’s a fully realized updated reimagined approach to telling this superhero story. I haven’t done a superhero story and I was intrigued. I think this sounds interesting. Let’s try it!”
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threats. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Saban’s Power Rangers stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, David Denman, Sarah Grey, Anjali Jay, Patrick Sabongui, Lisa Berry and Emily Maddison.
Power Rangers opens in theaters on March 24, 2017.