• "Fullmetal Alchemist" returns to Netflix with a two-part live-action sequel 
  • The trailer for "The Revenge of Scar" and "The Final Alchemy" revealed a new villain named "Scar" who is targeting State Alchemists
  • "The Revenge of Scar" will premiere on Aug. 20, while "The Final Alchemy" will release on Sept. 24

Netflix has released an action-packed trailer for “Fullmetal Alchemist: The Revenge of Scar/The Final Alchemy,” a two-part live-action sequel to the 2017 film that will wrap up the story of the original manga.

The first live-action “Fullmetal Alchemist” film released back in 2017 ended with loose ends as the post-credits scene revealed that shapeshifter and main antagonist Envy was still alive. A tiny reptilian creature burst from the Homunculus' charred remains and escaped, indicating that Envy's true form has been unleashed into the world.

However, the biggest mystery that the film left unresolved was who the “creator” of the villainous shapeshifter and his group was, according to Comic Book Resources.

Although it’s uncertain whether the two-part sequel will address the major cliffhanger, the trailer for “The Revenge of Scar” and “The Final Alchemy” revealed that the upcoming films will focus on the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, as they find the serial killer going after their fellow State Alchemists.

The killer's real name is unknown, but the alchemists call him “Scar” because he has a visible X-shaped scar on his forehead. The Elric brothers and the rest of the alchemists will fight to protect themselves and finally gain peace, according to Screenrant.

“Fullmetal Alchemist: The Revenge of Scar/The Final Academy” will bring back several familiar faces. Ryosuke Yamada and Atomu Mizuishi will be reprising their roles as Ed and Al, respectively. Other cast members returning include Tsubasa Honda (Winry) and Dean Fujioka (Roy).

The live-action sequel will also star Mackenyu Arata (Scar), Yuina Kuroshima (Lan Fan), Keisuke Watanabe (Ling Yao), Yuki Yamada (Solf J. Kimblee), Hiroshi Tachi (King Bradley) and Kokoro Terada (Selim Bradley).

Since the release of the “Fullmetal Alchemist” manga over 19 years ago, it has been adapted into two anime series: "Fullmetal Alchemist" released in 2003 and "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" released in 2009. The manga series created by Hiromu Arakawa sold millions of copies.

The 2017 “Fullmetal Alchemist” film currently has a 7.1 rating on MyDramaList and received positive reviews despite worries that it would not live up to the anime series, which has a 9.3 rating on the same platform.

“First thing to notice is, was, the scenery. The cinematography was just awesome. I love how the colors make the whole movie so anime-ish. The second was the CG used. It gave justice to how I imagined it would be. It may not be the best, but it did the job for me. It was not half-baked. For me, the characters' portrayal was also on point,” one fan wrote in their review of the live-action movie adaptation.

“This film was an interesting homage to a wonderful manga series. I thought most of the components were wonderful--the casting was good, the cinematography was gorgeous, and music was lovely, and the CGI was above par for an anime film. Al and Ed were pretty much on point the whole time, and that is incredibly important,” another commented.

“Fullmetal Alchemist: The Revenge of Scar” will premiere on Netflix on Aug. 20, while the second part, “Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemy,” will be released on Sept. 24.

While waiting for the sequel films, fans can stream the first “Fullmetal Alchemist” movie on Netflix.

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