SAO movie is currently being storyboarded
Sword Art Online TV anime director Tomohiko Ito and character designer Shingo Adachi are set to reunite for an anime movie with story by series light novel author Reki Kawahara, set after the Mother's Rosario arc that wrapped up the second season. Starting off 2016, while promoting his work on this season's ERASED anime, Ito mentioned that the SAO movie is currently being storyboarded and the completion of its scenario.
Ito also explained that the movie will feature new characters, as well as ones periphery of the novels. In terms of the plot, he suggested that the story had echos of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
While the movie should please long-standing Sword Art Online fans, Ito says that it will also be accessible to newcomers. With a laugh he explained, they'll laugh, they'll cry, it'll make a good date movie.