Two part film series concludes live-action film trilogy
Following up on the teaser news a few weeks back, Warner Bros. Japan has officially announced that the Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film series that began with the first film in 2017 will conclude with the forthcoming release of two sequels being released one after the other and is being titled Fullmetal Alchemist Complete Edition.
First film's theatrical poster
The first film being released on May 20th is titled Fullmetal Alchemist: The Avenger Scar, and focuses on antagonist Scar's efforts to seek vengance against King Bradley and the state military of Amestris for crimes against the Ishvalan people, incvluding the death of his unnamed brother and family. The second film is titled Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Transmutation and adapts the final chapter of the manga, which will be released one month later on June 24th. The first film's trailer is embedded below:
The cast for the two films has been expanded since the 2017 film, with returning cast members Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric, Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell, and Dean Fujioka will play the role of Colonel Roy Mustang. It was also confirmed that Misako Renbutsu will play the role of Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye of the Amestris Army, Ryuta Sato will play the role of Maes Hughes, Kanata Hongo will play the role of the homunculus Envy, and Shinji Uchiyama will play the role of the homunculus Gluttony. The director of the 2017 film Fumuhiko Sori is returning to direct both films.
Seiyo Uchino will the role of Van Hohenheim, the father of Ed and Al Elric, Mackenyu Arata plays the role of Scar, the role of King Bradley will be played by Hiroshi Tachi, Keisuke Watanabe will play the role of Ling Yao, the twelfth prince of the Yao Clan as well as the secondary role of the homunculus Greed, Yuina Kuroshima will play the role of bodyguard Lan Fan, and Toshio Kakei will play the role of Lan Fan's grandfather Fu.
Alternate poster with Mackenyu Arata as Scar
More members of the Amestris army have also been cast, with Major Alex Louis Armstrong being played by Koji Yamamoto, Olivier Mira Armstrong will be played by Chiaki Kuriyama and the role of Major Solf J. Kimbley will be played by Yuki Yamada. In addition, Yukie Nakama will play the role of Ed and Al's mother Trisha Elric, Jun Fubuki will play the role of Winry's grandmother Pinako Rockbell, and Naohito Fujiki plays the role of Winry's father Yuriy Rockbell. Rounding out the cast, Kaoru Okunuki has also been cast as Sarah Rockbell, Kokoro Terada will play the role of Selim Bradley, Ron Monroe (Long Meng Rou) will play the role of May Chang, and Haruhi Ryôga will play the role of Ed and Al's teacher and mentor Izumi Curtis.