Bryan Cranston compares 'Power Rangers' movie to 'Dark Knight'

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Bryan Cranston on Zordon's Role in the Power Rangers Movie

Bryan Cranston wants "Power Rangers" fans to get ready for a whole new experience when the upcoming film reboot debuts, because it's "unrecognizable for the most part" from the the TV series that inspired it.

"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," Cranston told the Huffington Post. "The approach to the film making is completely different."

Cranston also answered in the affirmative when asked if the Batman movies he was referring to were those created by Christopher Nolan, like "The Dark Knight."

"I don't know if the tone is as dark as that, because you're dealing with teenagers," he said. "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.'"

Cranston is set to play Zordon, the Rangers' spiritual leader who grants them their powers, in the film. It will also star Elizabeth Banks as villain Rita Repulsa.

Of course, Cranston's own ties to the series go back much further. He did uncredited voice work on the original show, leading the producers to name the Blue Ranger's character — Billy Cranston — after him.

"Power Rangers" is hits theaters on March 24, 2017.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Bryan Cranston arrives at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actor Bryan Cranston attends the 52nd Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on February 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actor Bryan Cranston (L) and actress Robin Dearden attend The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner presented in partnership with FIJI Water, Chopard, DeLeon, and Lexus at the Montage, Marchesa Ballroom on February 27, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Chopard)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0421 -- Pictured: Actor Bryan Cranston on February 19, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Bryan Cranston attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Actor Bryan Cranston poses in the press room at the 68th annual Directors Guild of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on February 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actor Bryan Cranston (L) and Robin Dearden attend the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 17: Actor Bryan Cranston attends the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Bryan Cranston (R) and Robin Dearden attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Actor Bryan Cranston arrives at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 02, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 02: Actor Bryan Cranston accepts the Spotlight Award onstage at the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for PSIFF)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Bryan Cranston attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle's celebration of the 2016 Golden Globe award season at Ysabel on November 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actor Bryan Cranston attends the 7th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actor Bryan Cranston visits the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, November 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Actor Bryan Cranston appears on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 11/5/15, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Comedian Louis C.K. and Actor Bryan Cranston attend the 'Trumbo' New York premiere at MoMA Titus Two on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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