Aye-yi-yi indeed

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Power Rangers has found its Alpha 5.

Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader will play the panicky robot sidekick in the Lionsgate film, which is based on the ’90s TV franchise about a group of teenagers who battle aliens with martial arts and giant mech suits.

Hader’s casting was revealed Thursday by the movie’s official Twitter account. The announcement also indicated that Alpha 5’s “aye-yi-yi” catch phrase will not be forgotten.

Hader, whose recent films include Inside Out, Trainwreck, and The Skeleton Twins, joins a cast that includes Bryan Cranston as the wise floating head Zordon and Elizabeth Banks as the evil Rita Repulsa. The rangers are played by Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, R.J. Cyler, Becky G, and Ludi Lin.

Directed by Dean Israelite, Power Rangers is scheduled to hit theaters March 24.

Power Rangers

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Dean Israelite