Last month, Square Enix launched a website that counts down to March 2. The website, while shrouded in mystery, was part of Fullmetal Alchemist’s 20th anniversary. It has now been confirmed that the project will be a Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film and sequel series for the 2017 adaptation.
Fans get two for the price of one. The sequel will be split into two parts: the first, The Avenger Scar, will be released on May 20, and the second, The Last Transmutation, will be released on June 24. More news to come with a promotional event giving fans the chance to win an exclusive invite to a cast panel in April
While many had mixed feelings about the first film – and other live-action adaptations like the recent Cowboy Bebop Netflix series – it’s too early to speculate about the film’s quality. Next spring, fans will have to see it for themselves.
What is the new Fullmetal Alchemist movie about?
As of now, much of the film’s plot is unknown. Considering that the first movie mostly stuck to the storyline of the manga, it’s likely that subsequent movies will continue the same theme. But as the 2003 and 2009 anime series diverge after the events described in the first film, many have speculated about the direction The Avenger Scar and The Last Transmutation will take.
It’s no surprise to fans who use the . have checked out promotional website Vengeance Scar counting down to March 2, the first film follows the alchemist slayer, Scar. While Scar appeared in both the 2003 and 2009 anime, fans speculated whether Alkahestry and the nation of Xing — both of which were left out of the first anime adaptation — would have a role in the film.
Fortunately, the cast list confirms that the film will follow the manga more closely. Yuina Kuroshima and Keisuke Watanabe have been announced as Lan Fan and Ling Yao respectively. That’s not to say the movie shouldn’t take creative liberties, but since this announcement is part of the manga’s 20th anniversary, there’s a good chance the adaptation will be faithful.
How do I get an invite to the Fullmetal Alchemist movie pre-release event?
Those who follow the movie’s official Twitter and retweet the official announcement will enter a raffle to receive an invitation to an exclusive premiere event. In total, only five people will be selected. To be selected, the post and Twitter account must be set to ‘Public’. Winners will be notified immediately.
The deadline to be selected will end on March 30. As of now, the event is scheduled for April and will take place in the Kanto region of Japan. The exact date and location will be confirmed at a later date. It is worth noting that event details are subject to change or cancellation in the future.