Amy Jo Johnston (original pink ranger) asked David Yost (original Blue Ranger) what he thought of Cranston's casting. Yost is not happy.
In an interview from 2009 with IGN, they asked Cranston about his former ties with the franchise since he did some voicework for the show. This lead to the following exchange.
Cranston: One of my jobs as a young actor starting out was voiceover. I also did dubbing. A lot of dubbing and a lot of voiceover. [...] I had already been there for a number of years, just as a freelance guy coming in and coming out. [...] So I had been there for awhile already and then the Power Rangers came in . They actually named one of the Power Rangers after me.
Vince Gilligan: Yeah?!
Cranston: The Blue Power Ranger's last name is Cranston.
IGN: [Laughs] Wow, that's pretty funny.
Vince Gilligan: That's an awesome story!
Cranston: He's the fey one, that's the problem.
It's the last line of the interview so there's no follow-up, and it's essentially used as a "punchline" for the end of the article. Yost's problems with it are understandable given his own history wrestling with his sexuality, and the treatment he received on the set of the show because of it.
When IGN reused the excerpt about him doing voicework in a 2013 article, that last line was omitted.
In other Power Rangers news, instead of just admitting he got some nice, fat check to play Zordon, Bryan Cranston said the script is what won him into signing onto the film. He was initially reluctant because he remembered it as "kind of farcical and silly and ‘pow’ and ‘zow’ — weird movements and things like that.”( Collapse )
He clarifies that he doesn't think it'll be quite as dark as The Dark Knight since you're dealing with teenagers.
he tweeted about this last week, but sites are just picking up on it now