Film: Heisei Rider Vs Showa Rider Kamen Rider Wars Featuring Super Sentai
Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Wars feat. Super Sentai is the third installment of the Super Hero Taisen movie franchise, following Kamen Rider X Super Sentai Super Hero Taisen and Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z. It is set to be released on March 29th, 2014. This will be the first movie heavily leaning towards the Kamen Riders over Super Sentai, rather than focusing on them entirely.NOTE: Toei is allowing the fans to vote for whether Heisei or Showa wins, much like the multiple endings of the 13 Riders special for Ryuki. Voting is here. Remember that Heisei is on the left side while Showa is on the right. This will also determine the movie's end song will be: either "Mission Complete" by the Kamen Rider GIRLS or "Dragon Road 2014" (a remix of Kamen Rider ZX's movie theme) by Akira Kushida and the Kamen Rider GIRLS.
Tropes featured in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Wars feat. Super Sentai:
Demoted to Extra: Super Sentai for sure. It was well known there would be a big showdown 15 Heisei Riders on 15 Showa Riders and various cast appearing from both sides, but the only confirmation that any Sentai would appear in this movie was the title itself until Tokkyuger and Kyoryuger were confirmed at the end of January. Even in the trailer aired with the Super Hero Time on January 26th, while the title appears on-screen, the narrator only reads Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen.'
On top of that, the only Kyoryuger to actually appear in the movie is Daigo/Kyoryu Red.
While true for the Showa riders, this might be quite averted for the Heisei riders, since Kaixa of all people has been confirmed to return while not being a Fake Shemp. Most thankfully avoided for Takeshi Hongo, aka Rider-1).
We now know that X will be returning on the Showa side, hopefully, he will be the first of many.
Back on the Heisei side, Ryuki's back!
ZX for the Showa side is back! Curiously, his actor (Shun Sugata) is also serving as Fake Shemp for his enemy, Ambassador Darkness of the Badan Empire.
Take this with a grain of salt, but the Kamen Rider Wiki lists Shu Watanabe in the cast. Not confirmed, but Eiji may be coming back.
It also seems to celebrate how there are now an equal amount of primary Showa and Heisei riders, as seen with Kamen Rider Fifteen.
Multiple Endings: Much like the 13 Riders special for Ryuki, Toei is holding a poll where you can vote for the Heisei or Showa riders, with an appropriate ending for both.
Mythology Gag: Kamen Rider Joker (Shoutaro's solo form from Double) was heavily based on Kamen Rider Black, and Renn Kiriyama (Shoutaro's actor) is a huge fan of Black. In the trailer, Joker can be seen fighting off both Black and Black RX.
Nobody Calls Me Chicken: The first preview trailer comes out and Hongo pretty much says that he doesn't recognize the Heisei Riders as real Riders.
Power Copying: Well, since Decade has been confirmed, this will be likely. Then there's Kamen Rider Fifteen, who has more of the Rider-based Lockseeds from the Gaim/Wizard crossover, with two new ones for Gaim and Decade confirmed.
Beyond that, while Fifteen uses a Heisei Rider Lockseed to copy everyone from Kuuga through Gaim, Gaim gets his hands on a Showa Lockseed and uses it to assume Rider #1 Arms.
Soon after, the appearance of Faiz himself was revealed.
Now we have our first known Showa reprisal with the sighting of Kamen Rider X actor Ryo Hayami on set.
People would expect Takeshi Hongo, the first Kamen Rider to show up in some form, but who would have guessed that FREAKIN' Hiroshi Fujiokawould be showing up in person to voice and play him again?
Ryuki has been confirmed! Though admittedly this is less of a surprise as he's already came back vocally in the video games Super Climax Heroes and Battride War. But still, this will be the first on-screen appearance of Shinji since the finale of Ryuki in January 2003!
There's also ZX, the Paul McGann of Kamen Rider. While this is less surprising given the major role of the Badan Empire, this is only his second on-screen appearance ever.
A new character this time, Kamen Rider Fifteen. While common in Summer Movies and Movie War, a spring film having a Kamen Rider of its own isn't something which usually happens, especially after Super Hero Taisen started.