The Fullmetal Alchemist franchise is getting two new live-action movies later this year as part of the 20th-anniversary celebration. The two movies are sequels to the 2017 Fullmetal Alchemist movie, with the first one centering on Scar. It is titled Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen – Fukushusha Scar and will premiere on May 20, 2022. The second one, which is also the final installment of the trilogy, is titled Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen – Saigo no Rensei and set to open on June 24.
In addition to the trailer, posters for both of the upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movies were revealed:
Cast from the 2017 movie is returning, with Ryosuke Yamada starring as Edward, Atomu Mizuishi as Alphonse, and Tsubasa Honda as Winry. Mackenyu Arata is joining as Scar, while Seiyo Uchino will portray Ed and Al’s father. Dean Fujioka is Roy Mustang.
A special trailer with a voiceover by anime voice actors Romi Park (Edward) and Rie Kugimiya (Alphonse) was also revealed:
The project was teased last month when a visual of Scar was revealed with a countdown message. In addition to the new project, an exhibition dedicated to the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise will be held in Tokyo and Osaka later this year.
Fullmetal Alchemist is based on a manga by Hiromu Arakawa, serialized from 2001 to 2010. The series received two anime adaptations by studio Bones: Fullmetal Alchemist in 2003 (which had an original ending) and a reboot titled Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in 2009 which fully adapted the manga.