4:31pm PT by Aaron Couch
'Power Rangers' Reboot Casts Bill Hader as Beloved Character
Bill Hader is ready to get robotic for the Power Rangers reboot.
The Saturday Night Live alum will play the role of Alpha 5, the good guy robot who works with the sage-like Zordon and was first introduced on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV show. The official Power Rangers Twitter account announced the news Thursday.
In the original TV show, Alpha 5 had a sibling-like relationship with the Rangers and was known for shouting, "Aye-yi-yi-yi-yi" — both when the robot is happy or upset.
Hader joins a cast that also includes Elizabeth Banks as the villain Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as playing Zordon. The Rangers are being played by RJ Cyler, Becky G., Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott and Dacre Montgomery.
Lionsgate has been revealing more from the reboot this week, releasing five character posters on Wednesday and announcing plans to unveil the first footage from the movie next month at New York Comic Con.
Power Rangers, from director Dean Israelite is set for a March 24, 2017 release.