Hey, so it seems that some Rider news has been accumulating, and I haven’t quite kept up with it. So to make up for it, I’m post all Kamen Rider stuff in this one post. Hopefully, I won’t end up overloading the internet in the process.
So let’s start with the newest bit, Kamen Rider Fouze really has been confirmed! Toei has officially registered the name for the series, so Fouze will follow OOO as the next rider. And now we wait. Here is the screen cap of the name registration.
Next up is news for Kamen Rider OOO. Filming for the coming OOO summer movie is officially complete. First confirmed on Arusue Mayuko’s blog (she plays Erika Satonaka), filming apparently ended on May 15th, and both Miura Ryosuke (Ankh) and Takada Riho (Hina) confirmed this on their own blogs two days later. Here are some pics from each of their blogs.
The most recent rumors include a guest actor playing an Evil OOO, the back story for the original OOO finally being explained, and ALL of the Greeed appearing in this movie, including one that will be played by another special guest actor. As for in-movie specials, it looks like Eiji will go through all of his combos, including the yet-seen BuraKaWani combo, and Kamen Rider Birth will get some major upgrade. Story-wise, it’s believed that the core medals used to henshin into OOO’s default TaToBa combo will be stolen, probably by the evil OOO, and that the Evil OOO will actually kill Date! But keep in mind that these are rumors, so they might not come true. The movie is set for theatrical release August 6th.
And the final bit of news is for the Kamen Rider W RETURNS: Kamen Rider Eternal movie. Now the last big leak from this movie revealed that in this movie Eternal would have a new, somewhat less powerful form in this movie, called Eternal Red Flare (the form seen in the W movie is now referred to as Eternal Blue Flare), but now it seems that Katsumi Daido was NOT the original Kamen Rider Eternal. According to a recent scan (shown below), the first Eternal was Kazu of Foundation X (who was the Utopia Dopant in the series), at first not seen changing into Eternal, but later henshins into Eternal as the movie goes on. It is believed that he is using either the T1 Eternal Memory, or an unstable prototype T2 Memory which results in the Red Flare appearance. Kazu apparently ends up fighting Daido as Eternal Red Flare, and Daido loses to Kazu. Later on, Daido somehow gets a hold of the Lost Driver, though no further details on whether or not Daido ever actually uses the Driver or changes into Eternal in the movie. There are also rumors about the origins of the other members of NEVER, but I don’t really want to go into any of that right away.
Anyway, that is all of the big Rider news for the time being. As always, if anything pops up, I’ll let you know.
-M.C., the Quantum Twin