*This article contains spoilers for Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action 2 *
Fullmetal Alchemist celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021. March 2022 saw the announcement for the two new Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action 2 movies that will follow the first live-action movie released in 2017. Before the live-action, there were two animated movies as well – Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shambala and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos.
The legendary manga series by Hiromu Arakawa was serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan and consists of 27 volumes that have sold over 50 million copies worldwide, making it one of the bestselling manga of all time.
With the first anime series titled Fullmetal Alchemist released in 2003 with 51 episodes, and the renewed Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood released in 2009, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is added as one of the best shows of all time on IMDb with 9.1/10 and 9.2/10 on My Anime List. Mind you, not just anime but the best shows of all time.
New Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action 2 Movies- Avenger Scar and Last Transmutation
Warner Bros Japan again released a new trailer for Fullmetal Alchemist: The Avenger’s Scar. The trailer in addition to giving more details of the upcoming sequel also introduced its fans to a good number of new characters almost waiting to jump from the pages of the manga.
What is Fullmetal Alchemist About?
Fullmetal Alchemist follows the journey of the Elric brothers as they try to find a way to get their bodies back. Committing the one taboo in alchemy, the brothers perform human transmutation to revive their deceased mother. The transmutation fails and Edward loses a limb while Alphonse loses his entire body. Edward fixes his soul on a suit of armour in exchange for another limb.
In time, Edward is offered the position of State Alchemist, which basically makes him a dog of the military. He uses their resources to look for the philosopher’s stone in order to get their bodies back. With his metal arm and leg, he is given the title of Fullmetal Alchemist. Ed and Al meet many people along the way and learn of something horrifying beyond comprehension that seems to be brewing in their country of Amestris.
Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Movie (2017)
The first announcement of the movie in 2017 was met with mixed reviews which sustained themselves even after its release. Live-action adaptations of anime movies are rarely met with a positive response, one of the notable exceptions being Rurouni Kenshin. One of the notable things about Fullmetal Alchemist live-action is that Alphonse in his suit of armour was created completely through CGI.
The plot for the movies loosely follows the manga and the famous anime adaptation Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (2009). The first live-action comes to a close after the death of Lust and Envy’s escape but has somehow introduced the mannequin soldiers very early. Regardless, the actual timeline should follow somewhere after Sho Tucker’s death in the manga/anime. Notably, Edward Elric is aged up in the movies. He is depicted as 20 in the movies while he is 15 in the manga/anime series.
New Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Movies- Avenger Scar and Last Transmutation
The Upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action will first cover Scar’s revenge along with Edward’s trip to The Northern Wall of Briggs as well as the ruins of Xerxes. The upcoming movie will introduce a lot of important characters including Olivier Mira Armstrong, Izumi and Sig Curtis, The Briggs Army and the other Homunculi.
The Last Transmutation will possibly cover the Promised Day and most of the main story that revolves around Father and Hohenheim. The Last Transmutation is a direct reference to the end of the story of Fullmetal Alchemist which also means that presumably, this will be the last release in the series of live-action movies.
When Will the New Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action 2 Movies Release?
The theatre release for both movies has already received a release date! Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter – The Avenger Scar will release on Friday, May 20th 2022.
It will be followed by Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter – The Last Transmutation which will release on Friday, June 24th 2022. The official posters for the two movies have also been dropped!
The New Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action English Cast
The cast from the first movie is confirmed to be returning for the upcoming two movies. The total ensemble for the live-action releases includes:
- Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric
- Atomu Mizuishi as Alphonse Elric
- Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell
- Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang
- Misako Renbutsu as Riza Hawkeye
- Ryuta Sato as Maes Hughes
- Mackenyu Arata as Scar
- Keisuke Watanabe as Ling Yao
- Yuina Kuroshima as Lan Fan
- Yuki Yamada as Solf J. Kimblee
- Kanata Hongou as Envy
- Shinji Uchiyama as Gluttony
- Hiroshi Tachi as King Bradley
- Kōji Yamamoto as Alex Louis Armstrong
- Chiaki Kuriyama as Olivier Mira Armstrong
- Seiyō Uchino as Van Hohenheim
- Yukie Nakama as Trisha Elric
- Kokoro Terada as Selim Bradley
- Long Meng Rou as May Chang
- Haruhi Ryо̄ga as Izumi Curtis
- Jun Fubuki as Pinako Rockbell
- Naohito Fujiki as Yuriy Rockbell
- Kaoru Okunuki as Sarah Rockbell
Fumihiko Sori will be returning as the director of the live-action movie. A new illustration by Hiromu Arakawa, the creator of the series, will also be given to moviegoers in Japan!
FAQs – Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Full Movie Edition
Q. Is the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist on Netflix?
A. The first movie of the apparent trilogy of Fullmetal Alchemist was released in 2017. The movie spans 2 hours and 14 minutes and covers roughly a third of the main story as it loosely adapts from the original source. The first Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movie is available on Netflix!
Q. Is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood a remake?
A. The Fullmetal Alchemist fandom has a lot of feelings towards the existence of FMA and FMAB. The former is the 2003 adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist which follows that same central plot but deviates significantly from the manga. The latter is the 2009 adaptation by Studio Bones titled Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. While it may be counted as a remake of the 2003 version, it is much more well-received and is considered canon as it sticks very closely to the original manga and follows through to the end.
Q. Is there any news about Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter – The Avenger Scar?
The actor who plays Scar, Mackenyu Arata , revealed new details about the film in an interview published by Warner Bros. Arata revealed thoughts about the character saying, “He has the justice of him, and in playing him I’ve tried to stick to it. I think about how attractive that is, despite the fact that it may seem ugly.“
Speaking of the time the makeup artists took on set, Mackenyu Arata said, “It took them about 2 hours to do my makeup every day. Scar is ‘scar’ in English. Without that, I could never be Scar. Even time for makeup is a bad thing. important moment to get into character. “
The film Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter – The Avenger Scar is set to debut on May 20. Are you curious to see the performance of Mackenyu Arata as Scar?
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