NYCC: ‘Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe’ Stars Discuss the Series

Henry Gilbert
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Valiant Entertainment has spent the last few years diligently working on building a comic universe with famous characters like Ninjak, X-O Manowar, and Faith. Next year the publisher is looking to take those heroes into the realm of live action. At New York Comic Con 2016, the company officially announced Valiant Digital, as well as its first online series, Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe. Here’s the first teaser.

A lot of famous folks are playing these roles, with faces familiar to Arrow and Power Rangers fans. We chatted with some of the cast and Valiant’s CEO about the upcoming series. Here’s what they had to say about Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe.

Michael Rowe Talks Playing Ninjak

Valiant Entertainment is taking its hit comics into live action with the upcoming digital series Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe. We spoke to Ninjak himself, Michael Rowe about being the first person to play the character and what the action is going to be like.

Jason David Frank on Being Bloodshot

At New York Comic Con 2016, we caught up with arguably the greatest Power Ranger ever, Jason David Frank. He’s now playing another ’90s icon for Valiant Entertainment, where he’ll be Bloodshot in Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe. We discuss getting into Bloodshot’s state of mind, what the action will be like, and even comment on his MMA career.

Derek Theler (X-O Manowar) and Chantelle Barry (Roku) Discuss the Series

Valiant Entertainment is ready to launch its first ever live action adaptation, Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe and we discussed the new series with two of its stars. Chantelle Barry plays Roku, Ninjak’s archnemesis, and Derek Theler is the massive hero X-O Manowar. Both are ready to throw down with Ninjak and discuss how they’re approaching such familiar characters.

Valiant Entertainment’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer on Bringing the Universe to Life

Valiant Entertainment CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani is ready to bring the hit Valiant Comics series into live action with Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe. We discuss how the series came to be, who they cast in the roles, and what the future of Valiant looks like.

Henry Gilbert
Henry Gilbert is Senior Games Editor at Fandom. He's worked in the gaming press since 2008, writing for sites as diverse as GamesRadar, IGN, and Paste Magazine. He's also been known to record a podcast or two with Laser Time. Follow him on Twitter @henereyg.
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