The official Shin Kamen Rider Twitter account announced that actor Tasuku Emoto (Asa ga Kita) will play Hayato Ichimonji/Kamen Rider 2 in the upcoming Shin Kamen Rider film.
The announcement was made last January 1st, exactly 50 years since the debut of Kamen Rider's 40th episode titled "Deathmatch! Monster Snowman Vs. Two Riders", the first time Kamen Rider 1 and Kamen Rider 2 team-up in the original Kamen Rider TV series. The news of Kamen Rider 2 appearing in the film was made last October 10, 2021, which is also Hayato Ichimonji/Kamen Rider 2's birthday.
A reimagining of Shotaro Ishinomori's classic series, the film will star Sosuke Ikematsu (The Last Samurai, Death Note: Light Up the NEW World) as Takeshi Hongo/Kamen Rider 1, and Minami Hamabe (live-action Anohana, live-action Kakegurui) as Ruriko Midorikawa. Written and directed by Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno, Shin Kamen Rider is set for a March 2023 release.