Takeshi Hongo Is Going Full 'Dark Knight Returns' In 'Kamen Rider 1′ | Musings Of A Mild Mannered Man

Takeshi Hongo Is Going Full ‘Dark Knight Returns’ In ‘Kamen Rider 1′

A few weeks ago, a few images from the upcoming Kamen Rider 1 movie hit the Internet, featuring a new design for the original Rider. It was a bulky, armored affair that — unlike Shotaro Ishinomori‘s original design that basically amounted to an Adidas tracksuit accented with some grasshopper-esque touches and a cool red scarf — turned the character into a hulking, intimidating giant, and as you might expect, the jokes about finally getting “Frank Miller‘s Kamen Rider” were pretty quick to come. The thing is, that’s kind of what’s actually happening. Judging by the trailer that just dropped last week, the new movie is basically the Kamen Rider equivalent of The Dark Knight Returns, right down to actor Hiroshi Fujioka returning to the screen to play a much older version of the role he originated all the way back in 1971. Check out a trailer below!

Subscribe to ComicsAlliance on Fujioka’s return as Takeshi Hongo makes a lot of sense for a few different reasons, not the least of which being that this year marks the 45th anniversary of the original Kamen Rider series, which is as good a time as any for the 70 year-old actor to get what…

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