Earlier today, Tsuburaya Productions finally unveiled the first teaser trailer for Hideaki Anno’s upcoming film, Shin Ultraman. The movie was first announced in July 2019 by Anno’s official studio, Khara, with details on its production being limited. The film will feature Hideaki Anno collaborating again with director Shinji Higuchi on a reimagining of the original Ultraman series. The duo are previously known for their 2016 production, Shin Godzilla, which won various award at the 40th Japan Academy Film Prize. From the trailer below fans will recognize iconic kaiju like Neronga and Gabora from the original 1966 series.
In addition, to the trailer two promotional visuals/ posters were released for the film. The first poster is based on this version’s of the SSSP Badge, a SSSP dog tag, and the Beta Capsule. This poster also features the quote “Have you become so fond of humans, Ultraman?” An obvious teaser for most likely a conversation between Ultraman and another Ultra, or possibly an antagonistic alien. Whereas, the second poster focuses on the main cast members during moments of intensive staring.
The cast will include the actors, but currently their roles have not been confirmed: Takumi Saitoh, Masami Nagasawa, Daiki Arioka, Akari Hayami, Testsushi Tanaka, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Koji Yamamoto, Ryo Iwamatsu, Kyusaku Shimada, Toru Masuoka, Kenshi Nagatsuka, Hajime Yamazaki, and Soko Wada.
The film’s staff will also include Anno collaborating partner, Shiro Sagisu as its composer. Shiro Sagisu is known for his scores for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bleach, SSSS.Gridman and Shin Godzilla. Distribution for the film will be by Toho Studios, and the film is intended to have an early Summer release. Furthermore, Tsuburaya launched the official Twitter (@Shin_Ultraman), for fans to be updated on its release. Nevertheless, Ultra series fans please stay tuned for more details.
Source: Ultraman Galaxy