It seems like Toho and Funimation think that the best way to get some exposure for the upcoming Attack on Titan live-action film is to premiere it in North America. More than a month ahead of its intended release date.
Now no one should be too excited as the early release is only promotional. July 14th is the date and will be shown at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles (the same theater that premiered Dragonball Z Resurrection ‘F’). The fall season will see the part one and two come to North, Central, and South America (in select theaters) so there is no reason to feel too bad about the actual wait.
The early premiere in North does serve as promotional endeavor as it comes right after San Diego Comic-Con where FUNimation will be with Attack On Titan director Shinji Higuchi. CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment Gen Fukunaga, in relation to Comic-Con, said that “FUNimation is honored to host the world premiere of Attack On Titan here in the United States with Toho.” He also says that “Attack On Titan is truly a worldwide phenomenon and we are excited to bring the live action movie to theaters across the Americas later this fall.”
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