Power Rangers Super Megaforce
Last Updated: 12/4/2013
Power Rangers Super Megaforce Teaser
Power Rangers Super Megaforce is the title for the second season of Power Rangers Megaforce. The season debuts in early 2014 on Nickelodeon. Unlock the Power!
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Saban Brands announced today that it will launch Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce, the newest season of Power Rangers, in 2014 on Nickelodeon. Power Rangers, one of the top rated and longest running boys live-action series in television history, offers SUPER MEGA action, excitement, humor and entertainment, while maintaining core themes of friendship, teamwork, fitness and helping others.
"As Saban Brands and Power Rangers celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the iconic franchise this year, it is more apparent than ever that the show has a strong connection to fans of all ages and backgrounds," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "We are happy to continue our partnership with Nickelodeon and we look forward to entertaining our fans with more action-packed, SUPER MEGA adventures in 2014 with Power Rangers Super Megaforce."
The upcoming season of Power Rangers Super Megaforce focuses on the Rangers' mission to defeat a massive alien army Armada that was sent to conquer Earth. To face this threat, Gosei, a supernatural guardian who has protected Earth for centuries, gives the Rangers special morphers and keys, which allow them to morph into Super Megaforce Rangers. The Rangers also have an added special ability to morph into any team of Power Rangers from the past. These super-sized adventures can only mean one thing: the all-new Power Rangers Super Megaforce has arrived!
Read the full press release at Megaforce Cast.
The first Power Rangers Super Megaforce posters released a day before Licensing International Expo. The original poster included the five core Rangers. The below poster adds Silver Ranger (Gokai Silver) with the team. Click on the image to view the full size. This image was also used for notebooks that were handed out during the Saban Brands Summit at Licensing International Expo.
Power Rangers Super Megaforce will continue to tradition of 20 episodes. Last year, Saban Brands mentioned that there would be 2 holiday specials, but no solid confirmation at this time. "Legendary Battle" is the final episode in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. There will be a two-parter in the season. The season premiere will have an explosive entrance that integrates the ending from Power Rangers Megaforce and the start of Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
The first Power Rangers Super Megaforce marketing teasers were shown at Licensing International Expo. The teaser featured sentai and original footage from upcoming Power Rangers Megaforce episodes and Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The teaser had clips of the Gokaiger weapons, zords, megazords, past rangers, and ranger roll. My favorite part of the teaser was the teenagers morphing into the Megaforce (Goseiger) Suits and then transforming into the Super Megaforce (Gokaiger) Suits. You can read the notes on RangerCrew.
Power Rangers Super Megaforce will continue the high school theme that started in the first season. Ernie and Mr. Burley will continue their roles in the upcoming season. Angel Grove High will be referenced in the season.
The Power Rangers will unlock a new Super Mode (Gokaiger Suits) that allows them to transform into past Rangers and summon new weapons and zords. The name for the Super Mode is not confirmed at this time but has been hinted as "Super Mega," which was also used in Power Rangers Super Samurai. The Rangers will use the Legendary Morphers to power up to Super Mode. They will use Legendary Ranger Keys to transform into the past suits. There is no confirmation at this time on whether Ultra Mode will be utilized in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. We may see episodes start with original footage of the Goseiger suits followed by a combination of Sentai and original footage utilizing the Gokaiger suits and arsenal. The production team is well aware of the pre-Zyu suits and Gokai Green's goofy nature in the Gokaiger footage. With 50+ Gokaiger episodes, we may see footage from multiple episodes in a single episode.
The Gokaiger Suits will be used as a power up in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The teenagers will use the Gosei Morpher to transform into the Megaforce Power Rangers (Gosei Suits). The Rangers will have the ability to transform to the Gokaiger Suits, which will act as the "Super Mode" (not confirmed name). This mode will allow the Rangers to transform into the Past Rangers form to match the Gokaiger footage. The Black Ranger will upgrade to Green Gokai Suit.
The popular Ranger Keys will be used in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The Rangers will use the Ranger Keys to transform into the past Rangers. The Key concept was very successful in Gokaiger and the Bandai product line. The keys were first seen in Power Rangers Megaforce season premiere "Mega Mission" episode. Bandai will include Ranger Keys in the upcoming Power Rangers Super Megaforce product line. The Keys will replace the current Cards, which will be only appearing in future Action Card Game expansion series.
There are no plans for original keys (Titanium Ranger and Spirit Rangers) for the standard episodes. The Titanium Ranger was spotted in the Legendary Battle footage. There is no confirmation whether there will be a Ranger Key for this iconic character.
Prince Vekar (known as Warz Gil in Gokaiger) and his armada will arrive to Earth at the start of Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Vekar is Vrak's older brother. Vrak will appear in his final form in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The Gokaiger villains, foot soldiers, and monsters have been spotted on the set. Vrak's brother was also hinted in Papercutz Power Rangers Megaforce Issue #3.
Rebecca Parr will be voicing the role of Princess Levira in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Princess Levira will be in 19 Super Megaforce episodes (Episodes 1-19). There is no confirmation at this time whether Princess Levira will be Insarn (Gokaiger) or an original character. Based on the heavy usage of Gokaiger in Power Rangers Super Megaforce, Princess Levira will most likely be Insarn's counterpart.
John Leigh will be voicing the role of Damaras in Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
Barizorg (name unconfirmed in Super Megaforce) will appear in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Robo Knight will not turn into Barizorg.
Basco was not originally planned for Power Rangers Super Megaforce. There is no confirmation on whether Basco's monster form will be used. They may utilize Basco's monster form in a similar way that Robogorg was used as the Messenger.
X Borg is the name of a villain toy figure. There is no confirmation whether X Borg is referring to Gormin or Barizorg.
The following filming photos show the Gokaiger henchmen: Gormin, Dogormin and Surgormin.
Robo Knight left at the end of Power Rangers Megaforce and return mid-season of Power Rangers Super Megaforce. There is no confirmation on whether he will remain for a single episode or the remainder of the season. Robo Knight will not turn into Barizorg.
Silver Ranger (Gokai Silver in Gokaiger) will join the team in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. He will utilize the power up mode (Gold Mode in Gokaiger). Cameron Jebo is playing the role of the Silver Ranger. The Ranger was spotted on set in the filming photos.
The Power Rangers Scanner App used the name "Silver Super Megaforce Ranger (Gold Mode)" for Silver Ranger's Gold Mode.
Jason Smith (Casey / Power Rangers Jungle Fury) joins the writing team for Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Jason wrote 4+ episodes, including his own episode, for next season.
The concept of season tributes was another successful anniversary concept used in Gokaiger. There is no confirmation on whether season tributes will be utilized in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Jason Smith wrote his own episode, which may be considered as a guest appearance or a tribute-style episode. Alex Heartman filmed his episode earlier this year. A majority of Disney cast members were not contacted for Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Power Rangers Operation Overdrive cast members were approached and later declined.
Super Mega and Legendary names will be heavily used in Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Legendary Morpher is the name of the morpher. Gosei will give the Legendary Morpher to the Power Rangers in the first episode of Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Legendary Megazord is the name of the primary Megazord. The zord names are Super Mega Sky Ship Zord, Super Mega Jet Zord, Super Mega Racer Zord, Super Mega Wheeler Zord, and Super Mega Sub Zord. Bandai's toyline has confirmed the name of the Super Mega Saber and Super Mega Blaster.
The Legendary Battle, also known as the Legend War, will take place in the final episode of Power Rangers Super Megaforce. The war has been teased in Troy's dreams, which focused primarily on the sentai footage and a quick shot of original New Zealand footage. The war has been re-filmed in New Zealand to feature cameos and the Titanium Ranger. Jason David Frank and 10 past cast members filmed the Legendary Battle episodes on May 25-26, 2013. The returning cast members for the Legendary Battle are: Jason David Frank, Jason Faunt, Alison MacInnis, Sean Johnson, Selwyn Ward, Patricia Ja Lee, Danny Slavin, Melody Perkins, Reggie Rolle, Hector David Jr, and Brittany Pirtle. The casting team contacted most of the original Saban-era cast members. Several cast members were interested but declined due to being contacted at the last minute or were uninvited due to the limited budget.
Jason David Frank, Jason Faunt, Hector David Jr, and Alison MacInnis shared photos from their trip in New Zealand. You can view more of the photos on RangerCrew Blog.
Legendary Battle is the episode title for the final episode. The script reveals that the episode uses footage from Gokaiger Episodes 1, 50, and 51.
The first wave of Power Rangers Super Megaforce toys have arrived at select Toys R Us stores in the United States. The Legendary Morpher, Legendary Megazord, Double Battle Action Figures, and Deluxe Super Mega Saber are included in the first wave.
Papercutz is currently planning their 2014 graphic novels, which will include the Power Rangers Super Megaforce season.
Saban Brands gave a first look at Power Rangers Super Megaforce at Licensing International Expo. The first marketing teaser and poster were presented at the Saban Brands Summit. The Super Megaforce Rangers suit actors made their first public appearance at the event.
The Suit Actors made their first appearance at the event. Here's a quick clip that I took from the Saban Brands booth.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Super Megaforce suit actors made their official public debut at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. For more information, check out the Press Release.
Stay tuned for more updates.