The latest trailer for the two upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movies shows off more of their special effects-laden action scenes.
Fullmetal Alchemist released a new trailer for upcoming live-action movies, Scar’s Revenge and The last transmutation.
The trailer focuses on the action from the two sequel films and shows several new fight scenes, including a confrontation between State Alchemist-Killer Scar and State Army Chief King Bradley. . The new preview also features a few new images of the films’ new cast additions, including Chiaki Kuriyama (Kill Bill) as Olivier Mira Armstrong and Seiyo Uchino (Detective Conan Vs. Lupine the Third) like Van Hohenheim and Father. the scar revenge will premiere in Japan on May 20, while The last transmutation will be released on June 24. A release outside of Japan for both films has yet to be announced.
The two new films serve as direct sequels to the 2017 live-action film and were announced as part of the celebration surrounding the 20th anniversary of the original manga’s publication. Ryosuke Yamada and Atomu Mizuishi, who played brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric in the first film, will reprise their roles in both films. Joining them will be actor and musician Dean Fujioka, who anime fans may recognize for his musical contributions to Yuri!! on Ice, who plays fan-favorite flame alchemist Roy Mustang. Other cast members of the 2017 film include Tsubasa Honda (grow old with you) as Winry Rockbell and Kanata Hongo (live-action The attack of the Titans) like the Envy homunculus. table tennis director Fumihiko Sori will also return to direct both films.
The films were originally announced with a teaser image of Scar, which will be starred in live-action by Mackenyu. The Japanese-American actor, who is the son of famed martial artist and actor Sonny Chiba, has appeared in numerous live-action anime adaptations over the past few years, including all three. Chihayafuru movies. In addition to FMA, he will also appear in the next Netflix A piece reboot, where he will play the role of swordsman Roronoa Zoro, and will also star in the upcoming live-action Saint Seiya/Knights of the Zodiac film as the main character.
Fullmetal Alchemist was created by Hiromi Arakawa in 2001 and was one of the most popular and acclaimed titles of that era. The series has been adapted into an anime twice; the 2003 show deviates greatly from the source material, while the 2009 show Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood presents a much more faithful adaptation. Both shows are now streaming on Hulu and Crunchyroll, while Arakawa’s manga is available in English from VIZ Media and Yen Press.
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