Power Rangers Megaforce the next series title? Yep!

Recently, Saban Brands through Power Rangers LLC trademarked the title “Power Rangers Megaforce”, which, as you can imagine, has led a lot of people to speculate on whether or not this is in fact the title of the next Power Rangers series, a.k.a. the Goseiger adaption. Here’s a copy of the trademark:

I know it’s not very big, but you can still see that it doesn’t really mention anything in the copyright application about a live-action television series, but it does mention a truck load of merchandise, mostly video, computer and possibly app games, electronics cases, DVDs featuring live-action entertainment for kids, music, and eyewear/eyewear accesories. It sounds like the typical merchandise setup for a new series, only with no series confirmation, or any children’s toys for that matter.

So then, even with nothing confirming a new live-action series, do you think that this is unofficial confirmation for a new series, possibly the Goseiger adaption? Or do you believe that this is something else? Personally, I’m not sure what to think. The name itself is so unspecific that it could be applied to anything. For all we know, this could be something similar to the “Super Legends” line that came out in ’07 with PROO. Or maybe (and this is really wishful thinking) they could be working on their own version of Power Rangers Online, the MMORPG that was announced last month in South Korea. This is all speculation, of course, so we’ll just have to wait for confirmation from Saban.

And while the series name is still mystery, we do have some info on two ACTUAL casting sides for the next Ranger series. The casting sides for the Pink Ranger and the role of the Professor are available for download here, and it looks like from these casting sides that the series will return to it’s high-school-kids-turn-superheroes roots. Yeah, teenagers with attitude!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!: WE have official confirmation that this is the name of the next series! Check out the copyrights here:

Yep, it’s the application for tradmarks for a live-action television show! We now have a name, let’s see how long it is before we can see a face.

Power Rangers Casting Sides Released: Goseiger it is!

Two weeks ago, we learned from an inside source that Saban would be having casting calls sometime this month for the next batch of Power Rangers for the 2012 season. A week later, we found out that they had cancelled the bigger casting call event, with no reason given. Well, now we’ve learned that they are going to hold auditions for the 2012 Power Rangers season!

While no big announcement has been made, casting call “sides” have popped up on services like Showfax.com, and the parts shown so far are for the Red, Black, Blue, Yellow, and Pink Rangers, indicating a Goseiger adaption. Other people have already purchased/downloaded the sides, and so far it seems to be the same sides that they posted for the Power Rangers Samurai auditions [last year’s casting sides here]. They’re even using the same casting director, Iris Hampton, who at one time listed Power Rangers in her Facebook job description, but had to change it because of overzealous fans constantly bothering her. Anyway, here’s an excerpt from one of the casting sides, courtesy of PowerAnimals:

POWER RANGER SIDES
SADIE (PINK RANGER) – AVA (YELLOW RANGER)

• AUDITION ADDRESS
1950 Sawtelle Blvd Suite 270
Los Angeles, CA 90025
PRUSACasting@aol.com
• Please correspond by email if you need to re-schedule your audition time.
• If you are running late please note that my audition schedule for the week of August
22nd is Monday through Thursday from 10-noon and 1:00-5:00 PM.
• Please park on street – metered parking
• Please bring 2 headshots and resumes.

EXT. HALLWAY – DAY

SADIE stands outside the gym where the rescued children play. She is wounded
just above her right hip. Slowly, she sits on the floor and leans against the wall.

AVA comes looking for her.

AVA
SADIE, SADIE, are you okay?

SADIE
Yes, it’s nothing.

AVA notices blood.

AVA
You’re injured. Let me see.

SADIE
I told you. Don’t worry. Just go back. I’ll meet you inside.

AVA
I won’t leave you like this.

SADIE
I’m fine, please.

AVA
I think you need to rest a while.
The kids are fine.

SADIE looks into the room and sees a group of girls playing with dolls and toys.

SADIE
I always wanted to play like that.

SADIE turns to AVA. She smiles but is sad.

SADIE (CONT’D)
I never got to play with other girls. When I was young,
all I wanted to do was play house, pretend I was the mom, but…I
always had to practice, to train…I’m sorry for
talking this way. I don’t quite feel like myself.

AVA
It’s okay. That’s your dream? To marry…

SADIE
Sometimes, I just wish I could have a normal life; become a normal
wife, maybe even a normal mother one day.

AVA
I am sure you will be all of those things.

SADIE
Well, that was the plan. But sometimes, I think
about what would happen if we…

AVA
I know…
Sadie brushes it off with a smile.

SADIE
I’m sorry. I’m just being…such a

AVA
No. It’s fine. I understand.

SADIE
Let’s go back inside. C’mon. I don’t know
what’s gotten into me. I’m getting so emotional…
Sadie smiles to AVA and tries to get back up, but she is
held back by the shooting pain in her side.

Very deep stuff. 😛 Anyway, like it said in the thing, auditions will be held next Monday, the 22nd, until Thursday the 25th, from 10:00-Noon and 1:00-5:00 pm. You’ll need to email them to set up an audition time. If you’d like to download any of the other sides, just click the Showfax.com link above.

For anyone out there bold enough to try out, I say good luck to you! Break a leg, just not your own!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin