HOLLYWOOD, June 22 (UPI) -- Bryan Cranston has been officially cast as the mighty Zordon in the upcoming Power Rangers Movie.
The big news was made public on Twitter Tuesday night, on the official Power Rangers page, which stated, "The mighty #Zordon has officially been cast! Please welcome #BryanCranston to the #PowerRangersMovie."
Just last month, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said he imagines the studio can make up to six new Power Rangers films following next year's revival.
Cranston, a six-time Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, tweeted the news Tuesday, mentioning that Blue Ranger Billy Cranston was named after him.
"Excited to play #Zordon in the #PowerRangersMovie! T or F: #BlueRanger Billy Cranston was named after what actor? https://twitter.com/thepowerrangers," he posted.
The Breaking Bad star has a history with the Power Rangers dating back to the 1990s when he voiced Snizard and Twin Man on the television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Entertainment reported.
The film's director, Dean Israelite reflected in May on the new Power Rangers story -- which will star singer Becky G as the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger and RJ Cycler as the Blue Ranger -- saying their new uniforms will express "metamorphosis."
The revival movie, due out in March 2017, will follow five normal high school students as they react to an impending alien invasion.They discover something powerful within themselves as they respond to the global threat, realizing it could be something that could save them all.