Bryan Cranston Compares 'Power Rangers' Reboot To 'The Dark Knight'

By ECMG Staff

With the recent announcement of Bryan Cranston portraying the legendary Zordon, leader of the Power Rangers in the upcoming reboot. It was only a matter of time until the beloved actor gave us some insight into the upcoming big-screen reboot of the popular 90s television show.

In a recent interview with The Huffington Post Cranston talked about the what sold him on the film:

“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.”

Another, almost startling and very ballsy reveal, Cranston compared the reboot to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight saying:

"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.”

While this all sounds very interesting, I'm not gonna get too excited about the possibility of this film being anywhere near the level in anyway of one of my favorite films of all time The Dark Knight. 

What about you guys and gals? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts on the upcoming reboot, and thanks for stopping by to Eastcoastmovieguys!

The Power Rangers reboot is set to hit theaters on March 31st, 2017.

SOURCE: The Huffington Post