Post Reply Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 - Not the finale?
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My first post! Yaaaay! Don't know if this has been discussed elsewhere, and I haven't seen anyone make this theory, so...

Periodically I'll check to see if any Evangelion news about the final rebuild movie has happened. Alas, it's still a freaking famine.

I watched the original 2.0 preview of 3.0 just now, and many of the comments were complaints that 3.0 ended up absolutely nothing like the preview itself. Someone else theorized that the events depicted in the preview took place between the movies, and that they all happened, we just didn't get to see them. Which brings me to this.

Once, the rebuilds were going to be a trilogy. Then, a 4th film was announced initially under the guise of Evangelion: FINAL. Originally, I gather that the 3rd and 4th movies were written together with each other in mind. But the massive delay and news draught makes me think that Anno took the backlash to 3.0 to heart and didn't want to immediately go ahead and release 4.0. The most recent happening is that the name changed to 3.0 + 1.0.

I could be wrong, but I think Anno may be angling for 5 movies...maybe. The name potentially suggests a bridging of events. Maybe a, 'this is what happened in those 14 years' sort of movie. Could be dead wrong. Either way, I'm itching for the day that the finale's production is announced.
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I would like that to be the case but I think it's gonna be the last The reason why I think that is I read that the reason it was delayed was beause he got caught up working on some Godzilla movie or something? I've really enjoyed Evangelion the original series and the movies honestly so the more the better in my opinion. But who knows maybe there will be another. There still isn't any info on a release date for 3.33+1.0 right?
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it's a good theory... but I think everything will end with 3.0+1.0... just because marketing ...
from nov. 2015 to march 2016 in japan is running the evangelion shinkansen .... I would guess that around this time the movie will be out...
after such a big marketing strategy, I don't think they will make another movie...

like if they were to make 4.0 plus or something the marketing will have to surpass the shinkansen... (that is a bullet train with evangelion decoration inside out) so that will be really really hard... also evangelion has never given the people what they expect that is why is awesome because the story will go the way it will go no matter who likes it...

* page of this awesome train... only in japanese tho I'm sorry
http://www.500type-eva.jp

I have hear lot of ppl don't like the all the 1.0 movies because they are different from the original, like u don't get so emotional related as they are really short movies in comparison with the series but I think they are an amazing job and they definitely brought back evangelion and sadly after waiting so long we are only gonna get one more movie.
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Basically, it seems the long wait for 4.0 (much easier to type than 3.0+1.0, so I'll just use that) is because Japanese production people seem to have issues with multi-tasking (here's looking at you Final Fantasy 15 and Kingdom Hearts 3!), and while Eva is a huge franchise in Japan, my guess is that if you are a producer/writer/director/anyone in film over there, if you get called up for a Gojira movie, you drop whatever else you're doing and work on that. Basically, both are huge franchises, but Godzilla has a bigger history, so it can "trump" Eva in those regards.

We also need to remember the Eva bullet train was for the 20th anniversary of the Eva tv series, not as a promotion for 4.0. Here's hoping though it can end up being a promotion for both though, as after the underwhelming 3.0, I'm looking forward to seeing what's hopefully an action-packed finale in 4.0! Basically, I think what happened with 3.0 was that it basically became a character/plot-building movie, with more exposition than narrative and action, so that they can toss us into 4.0 and just have it be balls-to-the-wall insane. Basically, the 4 movies are split into two halves. The first one sets everything up for the action and insaneness of 2.0, while 3.0 sets everything up for the action and insaneness of 4.0 Basically, since there's the time-skip, the first movie in each "timeline" is the building's structure, and the second movie is decking it out like Shaq's mansion.

All I know though for sure is that I can't wait for the release of 3.33 in just about a month in English, and hopefully we can see the finale subbed within 6 months if super lucky, or by the end of the year at the latest!
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First off, amen to the multitasking FF15/KH3 remark

And yeah, pretty sure the shinkansen was for the 20th anniversary, otherwise it'd be more obvious from news that it was a movie promotion. I wish it was a movie promotion.

For me personally, End of Evangelion isn't just one of my favorite endings to a series, it's one of my favorite MOVIES of all time. I'm really really excited for 3.0 + 1.0 because it'll probably be the final 'Evangelion ending' to be newly released in my lifetime. I jumped on the Eva train really late, so the news that there was yet unreleased content was great for me.

Also really excited to get 3.33. I already snagged it in Japan, but it was harder content for me to understand without subtitles. Lotsa Eva jargon.
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