Kingdom Reveals Release Window and Trailer for Live-Action Film Sequel

Kingdom has revealed the release window and first trailer for its upcoming live-action film sequel! Yasuhira Hara’s original manga series has been expanding in a number of ways in the past few years as while the third season might have been delayed initially during the ongoing COVID pandemic, the eventual release was so successful that a fourth season was confirmed to be in the works next. This is all while a new live-action effort was in the works for a scheduled release sometime in 2022. Now fans have gotten their first look at this new movie release!

Originally debuting in Japan in April 2019 before getting an international release later that Summer, it was announced the following year that director Shunsuke Sato would be returning for a new Kingdom film that was now in the works. It’s been quite some time since that initial announcement, but thankfully fans have finally gotten a first look at Kingdom II: To Distant Lands. Scheduled for a release in theaters in Japan some time later this Summer, you can check out the first trailer for the new movie below:

Shunsuke Sato (who has also overseen the live-action projects for Bleach, Gantz, and who is currently attached to Legendary Pictures’ My Hero Academia movie) will be directing the new Kingdom movie and co-writing the film alongside series creator Yasuhira Hara and One Piece Film: Red writer Tsutomu Kuroiwa. Yutaka Yamada will be composing the music for the new film, and the trailer confirms that the previous main trio of Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, and Kanna Hashimoto are all returning to reprise Shin, Ei Sei, and Ka Ryo Ten respectfully. This initial announcement does not offer a concrete release date, however, and no confirmation of international release plans as of this writing either.

Series creator Yasuhira Hara had this to say when Kingdom II was first officially announced, “A sequel to the live-action film Kingdom is in the works! Thanks to the fact that more people than we could had imagined watched the first film, it has led to the sequel. Thank you so much! I’ve had the pleasure of being involved in the lengthy screenplay conference this time as well. Ouki said to Shin, ‘Let’s meet on the battlefield.’ It’s going to be a solid portrayal of that world. I believe that people will enjoy the battlefield and drama that will remain in the history of Japanese films on a larger scale than the previous film. The release is still some time away, but please, everyone, I hope you’re looking forward to it.”


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