Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock that hasn’t been pulverized by Elizabeth Banks’ Rita Repulsa, then you know Bryan Cranston is set to play Zordon in the upcoming Power Rangers reboot. The actor sat down with Larry King to discuss his new film The Infiltrator, but the legendary television personality asked him about last week’s casting announcement. Specifically, the former CNN talk show host wanted to know who, or what, “Zorda” was like.
It is, without a doubt, one of the best conversations King has ever had:
KING: Who do you play?
CRANSTON: I play Zordon.
KING: [feigns surprise]
CRANSTON: That’s right, Zordon.
All jokes aside, once Cranston corrects King’s repeated mispronunciation of Zordon’s name as “Zorda,” the two briefly discuss the how and why the reboot will be different from past movies and the television series. That, and Cranston gives a few hints as to what the new Zordon might be like once he begins working on the project.
This is going to be a completely different, re-imagined Power Rangers. It’s not going to be like the TV series, just like the Batman movies are not like the Batman television show… [Zordon is] inside a wall, so I have to break that. He’s a disembodied human being. His spirit is in the ether world. He’s not a physical human.
The looks on King’s face while Cranston explains his character’s ethereal nature are priceless, but the interviewer presses on.
(Via Ora TV)