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Saban to Skip Zyuohger, Announces Kyuranger Adaptation at WonderCon 2017

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At WonderCon today, Saban Brands unveiled the 2018-2020 entry in the Power Rangers series: Power Rangers Nine Force, which will adapt the currently-airing Uchū Sentai Kyuranger.


The following release was distributed exclusively to the TokuNet team at WonderCon 2017:

“To battle the biggest threat the Universe has ever faced, it’ll take a bigger team than usual: Power Rangers Nine Force!

Harnessing the power of the mighty Galactic Globes, nine heroes from across the universe will band together to battle the forces of the evil Dark Matter and his reformed Alliance of Evil. Together, the mighty Nine Force will quest to unlock the secrets of the Universe, gaining access to an arsenal of Galaxy Weapons that include the powerful Customizer Swords, invincible Pegasus Armor, and titanic Voyagerzords.”

The release also notes that Nine Force will be “Arriving next year from another galaxy on Nick – April 2018” confirming that the franchise will remain on Nickelodeon for the foreseeable future.

From a fan wallpaper - http://phonenumber123.deviantart.com/art/Uchuu-Sentai-Kyuranger-wallpaper-653849361

From a fan wallpaper – PhoneNumber123 on DeviantArt

Characters listed as making up the initial Nine Rangers include:

  • Chance, the Red Ranger, the luckiest man on Earth
  • Alfa Canis, the Blue Ranger, the team’s tracker, who hides that he’s a werewolf from the team
  • Mathulon, the Gold Ranger, a golden calculation robot who dreams of stardom
  • Ultrataur, the Black Ranger, a muscly minotaur and the team’s strong-man
  • Uchū Kita, the Silver Ranger, last survivor of an alien race
  • Stinger, the Orange Ranger – in a first for Power Rangers, originating star Yōsuke Kishi will extend his current role in Kyūranger, with Stinger’s wanderings leading him to America
  • Karma, the Green Ranger, a woman with chameleon-like stealth who’s definitely not Rita Repulsa from the movie in disguise
  • Shayera Thal, the Pink Ranger, a winged police-woman from the planet Thanagar
  • Roberto Filet, the Yellow Ranger, played by famed Iron Chef Bobby Flay.
  • Commander Dragon – Dragon? He’s a dragon! Dragon, balls, he.

The remainder of the main, live-action cast has yet to be set in place, but the voice cast and some guest stars has already been confirmed to include appearances by former Rangers.

In what’s likely to be a controversial casting move, it was announced that former Ranger actor Blake Foster will join the team as the voice of the “adult form” of the size-changing Aqua Ranger in the series’ second half, Power Rangers Nine-Plus Force Brave Deluxe, in a reference to his previous role as Justin / the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Turbo.

Will you be tuning in April 1st, 2018 to see the launch of Power Rangers Nine Force?

Probably not, because this is an April Fools’ joke.


Writer, co-host of Having a Friend for Dinner and The 1986cast, titular Drunk Hawk Man, and formerly of Geek Crash Course

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