It’s about time we saw Bryan Cranston in a major feature film again. He’s one of those actors who’s constantly a regular on TV, but when it comes to movies he just pops up every now and again. According to THR, the “Breaking Bad” star has joined the cast of the upcoming sci-fi fantasy film, John Carter of Mars.

John Carter is a Disney production that’s based off the popular character driven novels created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The story centers on a civil war veteran who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, where his involvement with warring races of the dying planet force him to rediscover his humanity. The title character will played by Wolverine co-star, Taylor Kitsch, while Cranston will come on board as a Civil War colonel who comes into conflict with him.

John Carter is scheduled to start filming sometime this week, which I’m assuming means today or tomorrow since it’s already Thursday. Other notable cast members who will be featured in the film include Willem Dafoe, Lynn Collins, and James Purefoy. Andrew Stanton will direct and also co-wrote the screenplay with Mark Andrews.

The cast for Carter is turning into a melting pot of talented actors, and it’s great to see Cranston get in on some of the action. Sure he had a stint on the successful comedy “Malcolm in the Middle,” but as of late he’s known for his Emmy winning work on the AMC series, “Breaking Bad.” But on another note, I’ll always remember him as the dentist from “Seinfeld” who converted to Judaism just for the jokes. Didn’t he play that role wonderfully?

What do you think about Cranston joining the cast of John Carter of Mars? Have you seen his work on Breaking Bad?