'Power Rangers' movie casts Bill Hader as Alpha 5

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The upcoming "Power Rangers" movie has cast Bill Hader as the voice of robot Alpha-5. Aye-yi-yi-yi-yi!

Alpha-5, an indispensable part of the series' early years, managed the command center for Zordon. Hader is the latest high-profile casting for the film, with Bryan Cranston playing Zordon, while Elizabeth Banks will play the intergalactic villainess Rita Repulsa.

The team of multi-colored Power Rangers consists mostly of relative newcomers: singer Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly and R.J. Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy.

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LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 418 -- Pictured: Actor Bill Hader during an interview on September 13, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Series creator/executive producer and writer Bill Hader attends IFC's 'Documentary Now!' Season 2 Premiere held at The New Museum on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 31: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Creator/executive producer/writer/star Fred Armisen and creator/executive producer/writer/star Bill Hader from AMC Network's 'IFC/Documentary Now!' pose for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 31: (L-R) Creator/executive producer/writer/star Fred Armisen, creator/executive producer/writer/star Bill Hader, creator/executive producer/director Rhys Thomas and executive producer/director Alex Buono speak onstage during the 'IFC/Documentary Now!' panel discussion at the AMC Networks portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Actor Bill Hader attends Disney's 'The BFG' premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Actors John Mulaney, Jon Hamm and Bill Hader attend as IFC, New York Magazine and Vulture host the premiere of 'Documentary Now' at the New Museum on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for New York Magazine)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Actor Bill Hader arrives on the red carpet for the US premiere of Disney's 'The BFG,' directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. A giant sized crowd lined the streets of Hollywood Boulevard to see stars arrive at the El Capitan Theatre. 'The BFG' opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl's birth, at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Bill Hader arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'The BFG' held at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 13: Actor Bill Hader attends a screening for IFC's 'Documentary Now!' at the Writers Guild Theater on May 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 13: Creator, Executive Producer, Writer and Star, Bill Hader attends the Screening For IFC's 'Documentary Now!' - Panel at the Writers Guild Theater on May 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
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Fans of the original series will remember that the Rangers start off as a normal group of teens from the town of Angel Grove before being recruited into an interstellar war that has been raging for years. With the help of their new powers, they must overcome their own issues to save the world from an evil interstellar witch and her henchmen.

Liongate's big-budget production is taking on a much edgier tone than the original television series, which has been reflected in the film's costumes, initially previewed for fans in early May. Costume designers have thrown away the spandex in favor of harder-looking armored suits.

"Power Rangers" is scheduled to premiere in theaters on March 24.

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