Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston has a lot of respect for his upcoming "Power Rangers" movie, as he compares the film's transformation of the franchise to the evolution of Batman from the '60s TV series to the "Dark Knight" trilogy.
Discussing the tone of his upcoming "Power Rangers" film, and how its maturity influenced him to take the part of Zordon, Cranston told the Huffington Post:
"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."
Clarifying that he was referring to Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, Cranston added that the "Power Rangers" movie wont' be so dark, considering its younger group of characters:
"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."
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 and Cranston as Zordon, "Power Rangers" opens on March 24, 2017.