Fullmetal Alchemist Unveils First Trailer For New Live-Action Movies

Ed and Alphonse Elric return to do battle with serial killer Scar in the first trailer for the next two live-action movies in the series.

Fullmetal Alchemist turns the first trailer into not one, but two new live-action movies.

The two new films, titled scar revenge and The last transmutation, were unveiled with a trailer released by Warner Bros. Japan. The trailer features the two Elric brothers battling the anti-State Alchemist serial killer Scar, and also shows the first look at live-action versions of some characters, including Fuhrer King Bradley, Ling Yao, Lan Fan, Olivier Mira. Armstrong and the brothers’ long-lost father, Van Hoenheim. The first of the new titles is set to release in Japan on May 20, while the second will premiere on June 24. An international release for both films has yet to be announced.


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Both films are sequels to the 2017 live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film directed by Fumihiko Sori (table tennis) and released internationally in 2018 as a Netflix exclusive. Ryosuke Yamada and Dean Fujioka will reprise their respective roles as Edward and Alphonse Elric. Yamada previously starred in the live-action adaptation of Assassination Classroomwhile anime fans may recognize Fujioka’s name from Yuri!! on the ice, while performing that show’s theme song, “History Maker.” Japanese-American actor Mackenyu will play Scar in the new films. Mackenyu, who is the son of legendary martial artist and actor Sonny Chiba, has previously starred in a number of anime and manga based movies including Chihayafuru and Rurouni Kenshin. He has also been cast as swordsman Roronoa Zoro in Eiichiro Oda’s upcoming Netflix reboot. A play.


A first look at the films was teased when Square Enix, who released the original Fullmetal Alchemist manga, launched a website featuring an image of Scar. According to this site, the new films are being created to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of the original manga, although that anniversary notably took place in 2021.

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Fullmetal Alchemist was created by Hiromi Arakawa in 2001 and was one of the most popular manga series of its time. Arakawa’s manga has received two separate anime adaptations: the first, which premiered in 2003, was a huge commercial success upon release, though it is now criticized for deviating significantly from the original source. A second anime, titled Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhoodwas produced in 2009. The second series was a much more faithful take on the manga and is now widely considered the better of the two adaptations.


The anime series are now available to stream on Hulu and Crunchyroll, while the manga is available in English from VIZ Media and Yen Press.

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