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It's Morphin' Time! Bryan Cranston To Play Zordon In Power Rangers Reboot

LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Bryan Cranston is teaming up with the Power Rangers for a film reboot of the franchise.

The "Breaking Bad'' star says on Twitter that he'll play Power Rangers creator Zordon in the 2017 film. Cranston, as Zordon, will use his team of teenage superheroes to square off against Elizabeth Banks' alien villain Rita Repulsa in "The Power Rangers.''

Cranston has a history with the franchise, playing the roles of Snizard (a giant green lizard) and Twin Man through the first season of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers in the early 1990s. According to the Power Rangers' official Twitter page, the Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, was also named after the critically-acclaimed actor.

Cranston has been busy on the big screen since the end of "Breaking Bad'' in 2013. He starred in 2014's summer blockbuster, "Godzilla,'' and will portray a U.S. Customs agent who helped bust drug lord Pablo Escobar in "The Infiltrator,'' which is set to be released next month.

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