“Power Rangers” fans eagerly awaiting their first look at Bryan Cranston as the team’s disembodied mentor Zordon are in luck; the first glimpse of the award-winning actor’s character has surfaced.
And we do mean “glimpse.” While many of the previous initial looks at the various “Power Rangers” characters like the Putty Patrollers have arrived in the form of early toy photos, this image, which surfaced at Power Rangers Now, comes from a photo of a cell phone screen as it plays video from the “Power Rangers Movie” virtual reality experience at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Like we said, it’s a mere glimpse of Cranston’s character, though from what we can make out in the photo, it appears as though he’ll be one of the characters maintaining a relatively faithful appearance to his predecessor. And, as pointed out by Power Rangers Now, we also get a look at Zordon’s redesigned robot assistant Alpha 5 in the lower left of the frame.
Discussing his role in 2016, Cranston said he was performing a lot of motion-capture work, with plans to dub the character into scenes through CGI. “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.” Whether this means we’ll actually see what Zordon looked like in his man, pre-floating blue head form, remains unknown.
Starring Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, Becky G as Yellow Ranger and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy, “Power Rangers” opens on March 24, 2017.
Via Screen Rant