Bryan Cranston

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Watch: Mean Tweets With Chris Evans, Margot Robbie, Norman Reedus & More

Watch celebrity mean tweets below from Jimmy Kimmel with Captain America Chris Evans, Falcon Anthony Mackie, Ant-Man Paul Rudd, Suicide Squad‘s Margot Robbie, The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus, Russell Crowe, Bryan Cranston, and a host of other celebrities.  Margot Robbie’s is particularly… interesting?! Jimmy Kimmel airs late nights on ABC.

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Bryan Cranston Apogizes To David Yost Over Blue Ranger Comments From 7 years Ago

Following up on the story we reported from about a week ago that saw original Blue Ranger David Yost call Bryan Cranston a homophobe, now Cranston has publicly apologized for his remarks from seven years ago.

“To be honest, I don’t remember saying that,” Cranston told NBC News through his publicist. “But I accept that I may have as Mr. Yost suggests, in an attempt at humor. To hear that my impulsive comment hurt someone’s feelings, makes me contrite. I accept responsibility for the thoughtless remark and apologize to Mr. Yost and anyone else who may have been offended.”

Yost has since deleted the tweet, but offered to NBC News that he experienced a very difficult time on the set of The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers dealing with others and his homosexuality and was displeased by Cranston’s remarks in an interview with IGN that took place in 2009.

The Blue Ranger was named after Bryan Cranston who did voice work for the original series, and Cranston has since been cast in the new Power Rangers movie as Zordon.

Cranston is also well known for his support of LGBT rights.

David Yost recently posed in a pic alongside new Blue Ranger RJ Cyler (see below) and has a new movie coming out with The Order.

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David Yost Calls Bryan Cranston A Homophobe Because Of Blue Ranger Comments From 7 Years Ago

A new Power Rangers movie is coming out that sees Bryan Cranston playing Zordon.

Actually, Cranston worked on the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers providing voice work.

The character of the Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston, was even named after Bryan Cranston.

Back in 2009, Bryan Cranston spoke with IGN (see below) and talked about working on the series and getting the Blue Ranger named after him. Cranston made a joke that being named after the Blue Ranger was a “problem” because Billy was the “fey” one.

Following the casting news of Cranston as Zordon, David Yost, who played Billy, took to Twitter to blast Cranston’s seven-year-old comments saying it’s “not cool” and called Bryan Cranston a “homophobe” equating “fey” to mean “gay.”

Apparently, David Yost was bullied on the set of the series for being gay in real life, which seems to have fueled his fire.

Bryan Cranston is known for defending LGBT rights (see video below).

And “fey” doesn’t mean “fay” (fairy), it means strange. 

I think it’s safe to describe the Blue Ranger as being strange or weak or even nerdy. Not all gay people are like that, just like not all straight people are like that.

From IGN (dated March 5, 2009):

IGN: Bryan, I was looking at your IMDB credits and it’s a long and impressive list, but there’s one I just have to ask about it, because it jumped out at me, which was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Gilligan: You were on that? How did that suit fit?

Cranston: [Laughs] Well, I was younger then.

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. So foreign films would come in and I’d go in. One of the places that did a lot of that was Saban Entertainment. And they would take movies and then cartoons from all over the world and we’d go and do the English dub. And the Power Rangers came in and I did some voices for that. I had already been there for a number of years, just as a freelance guy coming in and coming out. And it paid like $50.00 an hour, which was fantastic. And you’d work two, three hours at least a day. 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.

Gilligan: Yeah?!

Cranston: The Blue Power Ranger’s last name is Cranston.

IGN: [Laughs] Wow, that’s pretty funny.

Gilligan: That’s an awesome story!

Cranston: He’s the fey one, that’s the problem.

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Bryan Cranston Talks Zordon In Power Rangers Movie

Bryan Cranston was recently cast as Zordon for the new Power Rangers movie.

ETOnline caught up with the actor who offered the following:

Yes, it’s motion capture and it’s a lot of CGI-work. The tenant of that storyline is that this a real person who is trapped in this etherworld and it becomes this in-the-wall so to speak of [the command center], He still has a heart and mind, but an agenda that he’s got to get these five Power Rangers to defend the earth or else everyone they know will be killed. So, it’s exciting.”

“Power Rangers” has a March 24, 2017 release starring Becky G as Trini, the Yellow Ranger; RJ Cyler as Billy, the Blue Ranger; Naomi Scott as Kimberly, the Pink Ranger; Ludi Lin as Zack, the Black Ranger; Dacre Montgomery as Jason, the Red Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks stars as the villain, Rita Repulsa.

Synopsis:

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late. 

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Bryan Cranston Cast In Power Rangers Movie As Zordon

Bryan Cranston has joined the cast of the Power Rangers movie.

Cranston, known for Breaking Bad, will play Zordon, the wise galactic sage who fights for the good side and created the Power Rangers team.

Tomorrow will also see the first Power Rangers movie poster released.

“Power Rangers” has a March 24, 2017 release starring Becky G as Trini, the Yellow Ranger; RJ Cyler as Billy, the Blue Ranger; Naomi Scott as Kimberly, the Pink Ranger; Ludi Lin as Zack, the Black Ranger; Dacre Montgomery as Jason, the Red Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks stars as the villain, Rita Repulsa.

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Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late. 

 

The mighty #Zordon has officially been cast! Please welcome #BryanCranston to the #PowerRangersMovie – Coming in 2017.

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TOMORROW – Join us for the release of the official #PowerRangersMovie teaser poster! #TogetherWeAreMore

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Bryan Cranston As Lex Luthor Still Possible (Batman vs. Superman Ultimate Edition Spoilers)

This would be quite the doozy if WB could pull this one off…

We know Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige like to please their fans; Marvel and Feige even went and released the “All Hail The King” short as a result of negative fan reaction to the Mandarin in Iron Man 3.

Could WB do something similar with Lex Luthor?

Spoilers follow for Batman Vs. Superman Ultimate Edition.

Fan reaction was mixed (at best) to Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor. We know Eisenberg wasn’t their first choice to play Lex. Actually, Eisenberg was set to play the role of Jimmy Olsen, who was killed off in the movie. Things changed and the script was rewritten to accommodate a younger Lex and the casting of Eisenberg.

So that means originally they were going with an older version of Lex Luthor, and I was told it was Bryan Cranston (who starred with Affleck in Argo). A friend who does work for WB filled me in that Bryan Cranston had been cast in Batman Vs. Superman. I knew the source personally and trusted the source completely — so much so that I put my money where my mouth was (how many “scoopers” ever do that?). Obviously, my info didn’t pan out (I was told Cranston changed his mind as he didn’t want to do another big villain role following Breaking Bad), and I made a donation to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor On E! News:

My news of Bryan Cranston being cast as Lex Luthor hit all the major newspapers and television stations (how may “scoopers” get that?). In the months to follow, Cranston would deny any involvement in Batman Vs. Superman, and it was the right thing to do as it wouldn’t have been professional to take the spotlight away from the actor that would be cast as Lex (Eisenberg).

“In the minds of fans, it’s true. In the minds of the hierarchy of Warner Bros. it’s not true,” Cranston told Howard Stern. “No. I was not involved in any of that whatsoever.”

However, following the release of Batman Vs. Superman, Zack Snyder revealed they did interview Bryan Cranston for the role, and Snyder’s comments sound as if he wanted Cranston. Check it out (via EW):

At that point, they had were still interviewing actors about the Luthor role – most of them older, more imposing figures, such as Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.

“We talked about the usual suspects that you would imagine; any actor who has been bald, probably,” Synder says. “Bryan Cranston would have been great, right? And by the way, he’s an amazing actor. Can you imagine how different the movie would be?”

“Can you imagine how different the movie would be?”  — Sounds like they really wanted Cranston, no?

Now on to the relevant info in the Batman Vs. Superman Ultimate Edition.

A new scene between Lex (Eisenberg) and Senator Finch seemingly reveals that Lex Sr. may be alive. That’s right, Eisenberg is playing Lex Jr. in the movie. 

“Maybe if I keep everything the same, Dad will come back,” Lex Jr. tells Senator Finch.

A Tumblr fan who has seen the footage describes the scene as: “He talks about his Dad almost as if he’s not dead.”

So does that mean Lex Sr. is not actually dead – that he can come back?

It was first thought that Lex Sr. was dead due to a joint promotion between WB and Fortune magazine. A promo “interview” with Lex Jr. revealed that Lex Sr. had “passed away unexpectedly in 2000.” But does that mean Lex Sr. actually died? Or did he disappear and was presumed dead? We can even speculate that the promo interview may simply have nothing do with the movie as it’s just a part of a viral marketing campaign (or even incorrect). 

The good news is that if WB does decide to bring back Lex Sr., that quite possibly Bryan Cranston may want the role. Cranston changed his tune in regards to playing a villain as last October saw Cranston make mention he would like to play a “big superhero villain,” though at the time he mentioned for a Marvel movie (as possibly he thought he dropped the ball in regards to DC’s Lex?).

Now that we see there is a way for Lex Sr. to come back, what do you say Mr. Cranston? Will you make the Justice League say your name?

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Captain America: Civil War Concept Art Features Bryan Cranston

New Captain America: Civil War concept art has surfaced from the Art of the Movie book which features a character that looks a lot like Bryan Cranston.

The book describes the scene as featuring Tony Stark and General Thaddeus Ross confronting the team to deliver the Sokovia Accords, but it’s pretty obvious the General Ross in the image doesn’t resemble William Hurt.

As noted by the eagle-eyed fans on Reddit, it’s possible William Hurt may have not been signed on to the movie when the art was created, so they used a fill in (or the script didn’t feature Ross at that point).

It should probably also be noted the art “resembles” Cranston.

Concept Art of Civil War. This character looks like a famous actor is not yet in Civil War

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Bryan Cranston To Star In Sci-Fi TV Series “Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick”

Sony and the UK’s Channel 4 have announced Bryan Cranston will star and executive produce in the new sci-fi series Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, which also has Battlestar Galactica‘s Ron Moore attached.

See the full announcement below.

Sony will be releasing Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick internationally.

 

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Announcing drama series Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick

 

Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television have today announced they are partnering on a hugely ambitious original drama series based on the short stories written by award-winning Sci-Fi novelist Philip K. Dick.

The ten-part anthology series, Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex), with Oscar nominated Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, Breaking Bad) both executive producing and appearing in the series.

Each episode will be a sharp, thrilling standalone drama adapted and contemporised for global audiences by a creative team of British and American writers. The series will both illustrate Philip K. Dick’s prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of the prized Sci-Fi novelist’s work.

The drama will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK and will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.

Bryan Cranston said; “This is an electric dream come true. We are so thrilled to be able to explore and expand upon the evergreen themes found in the incredible work of this literary master.”

“As a long-time fan of Philip K. Dick’s work, it’s a tremendous honour and thrill to be part of this series,” said Ronald D. Moore. “His short stories are a treasure-trove of material for artists to draw from and I think this will be a very exciting project.”

Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt said; “Philip K. Dick’s short stories have shaped iconic Hollywood films from Blade Runner to Minority Report. Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick will adapt and modernise his singular vision for a TV audience. We are thrilled to be partnering with the talented team at Sony Pictures Television on an anthology series that brings together global stars of the calibre of Bryan Cranston and Ronald D. Moore.”

“As one of the most innovative and ground-breaking novelists of all time, Philip K. Dick and his short stories have allowed us to assemble some of the most prolific and award-winning creative auspices within our Sony family to reimagine his work,” said Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, presidents of U.S. programming and production for SPT. “Channel 4 has a bold and successful slate and we’re fortunate to have them as a passionate producing partner.”

“I’m thrilled to be working with this exceptional team to bring my father’s short stories to life,” said Isa Dick Hackett. “Often the source for big, high concept feature films, these short stories represent some of the most dazzling conceptual work of his career, and the fact that they will be adapted by such a diverse set of creative voices is truly an honour.”

Also executive producing are James Degus (Sneaky Pete, SuperMansion), Isa Dick Hackett (The Adjustment Bureau, The Man in The High Castle), Kalen Egan (The Man in The High Castle), Christopher Tricarico (The Man in The High Castle), Maril Davis (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), as well as David Kanter (The Revenant, The End of the Tour) and Matt DeRoss (upcoming Cinemax series Quarry, The End of the Tour).

The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Jay Hunt, Piers Wenger and Simon Maxwell and will be made by Sony Pictures Television. Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis (Tall Ship Productions) are executive producing with Moore also serving as writer. Michael Dinner (Rooney McP Productions) is writing and executive producing. Also executive producing are Bryan Cranston and James Degus (Moonshot Entertainment), Isa Dick Hackett, Kalen Egan and Christopher Tricarico (Electric Shepherd Productions), as well as David Kanter and Matt DeRoss (Anonymous Content Entertainment).

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Watch: The Infiltrator Trailer Starring Bryan Cranston

Watch the trailer above for Bryan Cranston’s new movie, The Infiltrator.

The Infiltrator has a July 15, 2016 release directed by Brad Furman also starring John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Joseph Gilgun, Amy Ryan and Benjamin Bratt.

Synopsis:

Based on a true story, Federal agent ROBERT “BOB” MAZUR (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent EMIR ABREU (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancé KATHY ERTZ (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant ROBERTO ALCAINO (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.

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Zack Snyder Confirms Bryan Cranston Was Up For Lex Luthor In Batman Vs. Superman

I’m the one responsible for letting loose the news that Bryan Cranston was cast as Lex Luthor for Batman Vs. Superman.

Someone who works close to WB filled me in on the info.

Originally, I was told the big announcement was going to go down following the series finale of Breaking Bad.

However, the announcement never came.

Questioning my source, he/she said Bryan Cranston ended up turning down the role of Lex Luthor in the movie (source also filled me in that Mercy Graves would be in the movie, Wonder Woman, etc).

Eventually, Jesse Eisenberg (not Heisenberg) was cast in the role.

We also know the Batman Vs. Superman script was tweaked to accommodate Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, which obviously means the original David Goyer script featured an older Lex.

While filling EW.com about Jimmy Olsen in Batman Vs. Superman, Snyder mentions that originally Jesse Eisenberg was going to play the role of Jimmy Olsen; the article mentions at that point WB was still interviewing actors for the Lex Luthor role noting most of them were older and imposing figures “such as Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.”

A little spin ensues as it’s mentioned WB “decided to take a chance and experiment with a younger, weirder, and more frenetic Lex.”

Actually, what probably happened when Cranston changed his mind, they decided to go in a different direction with Lex. Chris Terrio was brought on board to rewrite David Goyer’s Superman Man of Steel 2 script (with Cranston as Lex), and they came up with the “crazy” Lex idea.

Snyder said the following about Cranston:

“We talked about the usual suspects that you would imagine; any actor who has been bald, probably,” Snyder says. “Bryan Cranston would have been great, right? And by the way, he’s an amazing actor. Can you imagine how different the movie would be?”

Yes, Zack. Batman vs. Superman would have been different, indeed.

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Watch: SuperMansion Red Band NYCC 2015 Trailer

The creators and cast of SuperMansion made quite the impression at New York Comic Con on Sunday discussing the new stop-motion animated comedy available exclusively on Crackle

The panel, featuring Writer/Creator Zeb Wells, Executive Producers Seth Green and Bryan Cranston, and voice actor Tom Root, included the debut of the show’s red-band trailer, an audience Q+A, and a precious moment between Cranston and Green.  

Check out the new Red-Band (mature) trailer above and images from the NYCC panel below.

In SuperMansion, the aging, irascible Titanium Rex finds himself playing mentor to a new crop of Millennial-aged heroes who have little interest in their noble profession.  Much to Titanium Rex’s chagrin, they’re all thrown together to live in the SuperMansion, where the young super heroes learn how to harness their super powers and fight for justice, liberty … and the need to stay relevant to society.  

SuperMansion brings audiences a look at superheroes the uniquely skewed lens of creators Matt Senreich and Zeb Wells, along with executive producers Seth Green and Bryan Cranston.  It’s the first 22-minute stop-motion animated series from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, creators of Robot Chicken, and the first animated series to debut on Crackle.

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Bryan Cranston Wants To Play X-Men Villain

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Bryan Cranston recently stated he wanted to play a “nasty” Marvel villain, and now while appearing at the New York Comi-Con on Sunday drops the name of a classic Marvel bad guy.

Cranston was on hand to promote his new SuperMansion series where the topic was brought up.

“What do you think?” Cranston asked the crowd, which caused them to go wild, notes IGN.

“It intrigues me to be able to play a character that hasn’t been on film before, so you can create it from the beginning,” Cranston said about Mr. Sinister.

Cranston is known for playing the bad guy in Breaking Bad with Walter White. Maybe we’ll see Sinister as a future villain in an upcoming X-Men movie following X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits next year.

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Watch: Bryan Cranston’s SuperMansion Episode 1

Check out the entire first episode above for Bryan Cranston’s new SuperMansion series.

SuperMansion, an all-new Crackle original series, will premiere the first three episodes on October 8, 2015. Additional episodes will stream weekly through December 17, 2015.

SuperMansion is the first 22-minute, stop-motion, animated series from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the creators of Robot Chicken. 

Titanium Rex (voiced by Bryan Cranston) is the leader of the League of Freedom, a motley band of super heroes that has seen better days that all live in a SuperMansion. Titanium Rex struggles to live and fight alongside the Millennial-aged, often lackadaisical members of The League of Freedom as they battle against arch-enemies and struggle to remain relevant in today’s world.

Cranston also serves as executive producer, alongside Seth Green, John Harvatine, Eric Towner and James Degus. Matthew Senreich and Zeb Wells of Robot Chicken are creators, writers and executive producers. The series’ voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Seth Green, Keegan-Michael Key, Jillian Bell, Tom Root, Tucker Gilmore, Heidi Lynn Gardner and Zeb Wells, along with guest stars Chris Pine, Ron Perlman, Donald Faison, Jordan Peele, Nick Kroll, Anton Yelchin, Famke Janssen, Breckin Meyer – and more.

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Watch: New Trailer For Bryan Crantston’s SuperMansion

A new trailer has been released for Bryan Cranston’s new SuperMansion series.

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SuperMansion, an all-new Crackle original series, will premiere the first three episodes on October 8, 2015. Additional episodes will stream weekly through December 17, 2015.

SuperMansion is the first 22-minute, stop-motion, animated series from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the creators of Robot Chicken. 

Titanium Rex (voiced by Bryan Cranston) is the leader of the League of Freedom, a motley band of super heroes that has seen better days that all live in a SuperMansion. Titanium Rex struggles to live and fight alongside the Millennial-aged, often lackadaisical members of The League of Freedom as they battle against arch-enemies and struggle to remain relevant in today’s world.

Cranston also serves as executive producer, alongside Seth Green, John Harvatine, Eric Towner and James Degus. Matthew Senreich and Zeb Wells of Robot Chicken are creators, writers and executive producers. The series’ voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Seth Green, Keegan-Michael Key, Jillian Bell, Tom Root, Tucker Gilmore, Heidi Lynn Gardner and Zeb Wells, along with guest stars Chris Pine, Ron Perlman, Donald Faison, Jordan Peele, Nick Kroll, Anton Yelchin, Famke Janssen, Breckin Meyer – and more.

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Watch: Bryan Cranston’s SuperMansion Trailer

Watch the first trailer for Bryan Cranston’s SupermanMansion above that debuted at Comic-Con.

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This fall, from the studio that brought you Robot Chicken, comes a new animated Crackle Original Series. Producer and star Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) voices Titanium Rex, leader of a hapless band of superheroes-turned-mansion-roomies. Stars Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Austin Powers), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key & Peele), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Breckin Meyer (Road Trip), Anton Yelchin (Terminator Salvation) and Nick Kroll (Adult Beginners).