When Bryan Cranston was cast as Zordon in the upcoming “Power Rangers” film, fans wondered what his connection to the group of Rangers could be. Many speculated that Zordon would be confirmed to be the original Red Ranger in the film, and since then, those rumors have only gotten stronger. Now, it seems that the rumors have been confirmed.
Andrew Gray, the actor who plays Troy Burrows, the Red Megaforce Ranger in “Power Rangers Megaforce”, recently took to Instagram to reveal a gift given to him by Cranston. In the actor's Instagram Story, (now deleted but saved by fan site Power Rangers Now), Cranston was shown to have sent him a copy of his new book “A Life In Parts," and along with it, a brief note that read “To Andrew, Happy Birthday! To a Power Ranger, from a Power Ranger. Be well.”
While the film is obviously subject to change, it seems as if Cranston has confirmed that both he and Gray share something in common: they’re both Power Rangers. According to Power Rangers Now, the heavy rumor in the community is that Zordon was defeated by Rita Repulsa (the original Green Ranger), who turned Zordon into what he is now.
“Power Rangers” is a reboot of the children’s television series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” which aired from 1993 to 1995, with the “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” following in 1996. The original show revolved around the exploits of a group of teenagers gifted with superhuman fighting prowess and enormous mechanical robots called Zords in a quest to defend the Earth from alien threats.
Directed by Dean Israelite and starring Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Becky Gomez as the Yellow Ranger, Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, “Power Rangers” hits theaters on March 24, 2017.