Fans have been rejoicing when the live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s Full Metal Alchemist manga was announced. hJust recently, the additional cast members who will be joining Ryosuke Yamada (Edward Elric) have finally been revealed, and they are:
- Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric
- Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell
- Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang
- Ryuuta Satou as Captain Maes Hughes
- Yo Oizumi as Major Shou Tucker
- Yasuko Matsuyuki as Lust
- Kanata Hongou as Envy
- Shinji Uchiyama as Gluttony
Fans might know Ryosuke Yamada from the live-action Assassination Classroom movies, where he plays the main character of Nagisa Shiota. Meanwhile, Envy will be played by Kanata Hongou, who previously appeared in the live-action Attack on Titan movies as Armin Arlert. Tsubasa Honda, who plays Winry, previously appeared in the GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka live-action drama as Reimi Kanzaki. The voice for Alphonse Elric has yet to be revealed.
These are also some good news for fans of the mangas, because according to several sources, the live-action movie will be staying loyal to the original story, and not go down the Attack on Titan route and make a completely different story.
Ashita no Joe and Ping-Pong director, Fumihiko Sori, will be directing the movie, which is set to start filming from June to August 2016 in Italy, which certainly matches the European feel from the manga and anime adaptations. It is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2017.