Excitement continues to mount for the upcoming two-fer Attack on Titan live-action movies. Consider me a convert with the just released second movie trailer, this was one story with such dense mythology and special effects needed I actually thought it was impossible for Japan to pull off a live-action adaptation. Not only has Japan managed to pull it off, it invested the funds to film two movies simultaneously with a scheduled release this August and September. I’m crazy about the second trailer, capturing the chaotic and apocalyptic feel of the story with all the actors selling me their characters, especially Miura Haruma as main lead Eren.
The second movie poster has also dropped, showing the Female Titan and the Colossal Titan along with main characters Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Sasha, Jean, Hans, and new character Shikishima, who is described as the best fighter so may be the substitute for Levi. It’s funny to see normally nerdy Hasegawa Hiroki (most recently seen as the noble unemployed male lead in Date) as the kickass dark horse warrior. There are tons of major characters missing from the live-action movie such as Reiner, Bertolt, Historia, Ymir, just to name a few, with of course Levi’s absence being the giant pink elephant in the room. Unless they are saving him for a surprise appearance at the end of the first movie or something like that.
“Over one hundred years prior to the beginning of the story, giant humanoid creatures called Titans suddenly appeared and nearly wiping out humanity, devouring humans without remorse or reason. What remains of humanity now resides within three enormous concentric walls towns: the outermost is Wall Maria; the middle wall is Wall Rose, and the innermost is Wall Sheena. Inside these walls, humanity has lived in peace and safety for one hundred years; many people growing up without ever having seen a Titan. This all changes when one day a 200 foot tall Titan mysteriously appears after a strike of lightning and breaches the outer wall of the Shiganshina district, a town inside Wall Maria, allowing the smaller Titans to invade the district. An Armored Titan then smashes clean through Wall Maria, forcing mankind to abandon the land between Wall Maria and Wall Rose, evacuating the remaining population into the inner districts. The sudden influx of population causes turmoil and famine. The story of Attack on Titan starts around the adventures of Eren Yaeger, his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their childhood friend Armin Arlert. After the wall which protects their hometown of Shinganshina is breached by Titans, Eren watches in horror as one of them eats his mother. Vowing to kill all Titans, Eren enlists in the military along with his friends.”
Second movie trailer for Attack on Titan: