A third trailer for the upcoming live-action movie adaptation of “Fullmetal Alchemist” featured a few more of the cast, including the villains.
Allies of protagonist brothers Edward (Ryousuke Yamada) and Alphonse Elric were finally shown on the trailer. These include Flame Alchemist Roy Mustang (Dean Fujioka), Riza Hawkeye (Misako Renbutsu) and Maes Hughes (Ryuta Sato). Winry Rockbell (Honda Tsubasa), a childhood friend of the Elric brothers, was also briefly shown complaining about Ed’s damaged mechanical automail arm.
The later part of the trailer showed the homunculi villains Lust (Yasuko Matsuyuki), Envy (Kanata Hongo) and Gluttony (Shinji Uchiyama) whom may be playing the main antagonists to the brothers.
Other parts of the trailer gave glimpses of Alphonse’s computer generated suit of armor, and it looks promising.
The film will tell a completed story instead of setting it up for sequels. Some details from the original can be expected to be lost in this adaptation, given that the writers had to compress 27 volumes’ worth of lore into one two-hour-long movie.
“Fullmetal Alchemist” is a manga series published from 2001 to 2010 on Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan. It later inspired two TV anime series and two feature-length films.