Shin Ultraman Film Casts Takumi Saitou, Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff for Studio Khara's new Shin Ultraman (New Ultraman) film revealed the film's cast on Wednesday. Takumi Saitou will play the film's main character, the man who can transform into Ultraman. Masami Nagasawa will be the partner of the main character. Hideotshi Nishijima will also star in the film.
Other cast members include: (Top row, left to right in image above)
A draft of the script was completed on February 5, and Anno will focus on the project after completing Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), Studio Khara's new Evangelion film. TOHO will distribute Shin Ultraman.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||) will open in theaters in Japan in June 2020.
Studio Khara had stated in March that dialogue recording had begun for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0. The first three films in the tetralogy, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, debuted in 2007, 2009, and 2012 respectively.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web