Long before becoming an Emmy award-winning actor on Breaking Bad, Brian Cranston provided the voices of two villainous monsters for the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series which ran during the 1990s. He was the voice of Snizzard, a reptilian monster with arms and legs made from snakes and also Twin Man, a character who has reflective powers plus can disguise himself and four others as the Power Rangers for the purpose of doing evil while posing as them.
Cranston was tapped by long-term friend Haim Saban, producer of the recently released Power Rangers movie to change course and this time play a hero. In this reboot of the Power Rangers movie franchise, Cranston will actually play Zordon, the Power Rangers’ mentor best known as the Red Ranger as a live-action character.
In the new movie, storylines and past relationships of Zordon have changed a bit but are well-explained. In a much darker setting than some of the other Power Ranger movies, Cranston’s Red Ranger stands out as a light for the other rangers as tragedy and difficulties befall them. The Power Rangers have had other mentors but none have matched the wisdom and guidance of Zordon, their original mentor and the character who, after all, was the one who started the Rangers.
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