It’s the end of the week and time to relax, so you know what that means! If you haven’t been keeping up with the news, here’s your chance to catch up with the major events in the world of tokusatsu and semi-related geekdom this week.
Kamen Rider Wizard Evolves!
As the premiere of Wizard approaches, a new images has surfaced showing three new forms for Wizard. That’s right, before the show even premieres, we already have a look at the first seven forms. It’s going to be a packed one this year, and it’ll be fun to see whether or not some of these appear early on since three of those forms are actually upgrades to three of Wizard’s original forms.
Mark Musashi Joins the Cast of Clandestine: Follow the Path
This new fantasy martial arts series from Thousand Pounds, the group that brought you Naruto: Dreamer’s Fight and Street Fighter X Tekken: the Devil Within follows Adelene, played by Amy Johnston, who learns about her true past and destiny as the leader of the Lion Clan. Brendon Huor plays Baruti, a member of the Eagle Clan, who befriends Adelene against his families wishes. Mark Musashi, known for his roles in Garo and a pretty awesome suit actor, has signed on to join the cast! We’re not really sure what capacity he’ll be joining the show in, but we look forward to it regardless.
The Dark Knight Rises Opens
Okay, not so much an unexpected news story, but you had to know it was coming. The Dark Knight Rises, probably the most anticipated comic book movie ever, premiered to record breaking midnight screenings. (sorry, Avengers) The movies is the end of the trilogy that began with Batman Begins, but you can be sure that it won’t be too long before we see another Batman story take shape.
Saban Gets Racial with Power Rangers Casting
In a shocking turn of events for casting, it seems a hopeful, Sundai Love, was denied a spot on the show because of her skin color. Trying out for the role of pink ranger, Love was told that another black cast member was already locked in and that they wouldn’t have more than one black cast member. Whatever the reasoning, it’s sent the fandom into a bit of an uproar and even made it as far as Racebending. Saban Brands was contacted by various members of the fandom and have failed to issue any sort of word on the matter.