A new trailer for the two new Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movies released.
Warner Bros. Japan has released a new trailer that showcases scenes from both parts of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Chapter, the upcoming sequels to the 2017 live-action FMA movie. The trailer teases the arrival of Father's Promised Day, and shows new clips from the many battles that lead up to that climactic event, including Edward and Alphonse's first fight with the vengeful serial killer Scar. The trailer also shows off several of the homunculi and the fan-favorite State Alchemist Roy Mustang in action. The first of the two new movies, The Vengeance of Scar, is scheduled to premiere in Japan on May 20, while the final part of the trilogy, The Last Transmutation, will debut on June 24. An international release for the new sequels has not yet been announced, but the original live-action adaptation was previously released internationally through Netflix.
Ryosuke Yamada and Dean Fujioka will reprise their roles as Edward and Alphonse Elric, respectively in both of the new films. Yamada previously starred in Assassination Classroom's live-action adaptation, while anime fans may be most familiar with Dean Fujioka for his music, as Fujioka is the musician behind "History Maker," the theme song to Yuri!! on Ice. In addition to the returning cast from the 2017 movie, The Vengeance of Scar will also add Japanese-American actor Mackenyu to the cast. Mackenyu, who is the son of renowned martial artist and actor Sonny Chiba, has previously starred in a number of live-action anime adaptations, including Chihayafuru and Rurouni Kenshin. He is currently filming Netflix's One Piece reboot, where he plays the part of the swordsman Roronoa Zoro, and is also signed on to play the lead role in the upcoming live-action Saint Seiya movie.
Fullmetal Alchemist was created by Hiromi Arakawa in 2001 and was one of the most popular manga series of the early '00s. The critically acclaimed series received two anime adaptations: the first was produced in 2003, before the manga was completed, and consequently features a substantially different story line. A second anime, entitled Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, premiered in 2009. The second series was a much more faithful rendition of Arakawa's original work and is now generally regarded as the better of the two shows.
Both anime series are now available for streaming on Hulu and Crunchyroll, while the manga is available in English from VIZ Media and Yen Press.