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Power Rangers hires Bill Hader as Alpha 5

Aye-yi-yi! Comedy voice-legend Bill Hader is on board to play Alpha 5 in the upcoming Power Rangers reboot. Read more after the jump.

The Power Rangers marketing machine is in fully swing. Things got off to a rocky start when Elizabeth Banks‘ Rita Repulsa was revealed. Fans of the original tv series weren’t too crazy about the reptilian new look. Fortunately the snazzy new posters featuring the rangers and their Zords made people forget about it. Slowly but surely the cast is revealed as well. Bryan Cranston was revealed along with Banks to be starring as holy-head-in-a-tube Zordon. The positive response to Zordon and the sheepish response to Bank’s Repulsa proves one thing. Power Rangers fans want things the way they were, but better! But still, you know, the way they were. Now they’re closer to getting it than ever. News just dropped that Alpha 5 will be making an appearance voiced by an actor who’s all too familiar with sci-fi franchises.

Screenrant is reporting that unstoppable funny-man Bill Hader will be stepping into the role of Alpha 5.

If you’re not familiar with the original show, or you’re a little foggy on the nineties, here’s a breakdown. Alpha 5 was a robot that assisted the Rangers on their zany adventures. He mainly assisted by hanging out with Zordon, waving his arms around and screaming “Aye-yi-yi”. He also panicked a lot, hence the aye-yi-yi-ing. Despite being pretty unhelpful he was a freaking hoot and a fond favourite of power rangers fans. The news that he’s even featuring in the film is a plus. Throw in a comedy heavyweight like Hader and things are looking way up for Power Rangers.

Hader has been showing up all over the place recently in voice roles. In 2015 he stole the show as BB-8 in Star Wars The Force Awakens, not to mention playing Fear in Inside Out. In 2016 alone he did voice work in 4 movies: Bloodbottler in The BFG, Stan in Finding Dory, Leonard in Angry Birds and a whole mess of characters in Sausage Party. Hader played a big part in making those films great despite them not all being smash hits (sorry BFG, not sorry Angry Birds). If he can nail Alpha 5 he could have another voice-acting home-run for 2017.

There’s definitely a strong smell of comedy coming from the Power Rangers camp. The latest set of Zord posters show they’re not taking themselves too seriously. Adding Hader to the mix is a clear sign that you want to up the funny. Hopefully the script will give him enough room to strut his stuff.

Power Rangers hits theaters March 24th, 217. Watch this space for all the latest Power Rangers movie news.

Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer: Justice will be Served

Kate Hudson, J.K. Simmons and Bryan Cranston join Jack Black’s Po in the Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer.

It’s seems like only yesterday that a rotund Panda voiced by Jack Black stole our hearts in Kung Fu Panda. That was actually nearly 8 years ago! The sequel was nearly 5 years ago! Since then, it’s become one of the cornerstones of the Pixar canon. Needless to say, we’ve been waiting a while for the latest instalment. That wait has now come to an end (nearly) with the release of the Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer. But can the third chapter live up to the cherished memories  we all have of the Pixar franchise? There’s only one way to find out. Check out the Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer, courtesy of Slashfilm.
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Watch First “Trumbo” Trailer with Bryan Cranston


Bryan Cranston’s moustache is back!

Earlier this week we finally got a look at the poster for Cranston’s latest movie Trumbo, in which he plays the titular blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter. He had the look down pat, but could he pull of the writer’s infamous verbosity? Well now we know with the release of the first trailer, courtesy of Movie Clips. Continue reading Watch First “Trumbo” Trailer with Bryan Cranston