The long-awaited live-action adaptation of Attack on Titan recently debuted a new trailer showing off some of the insane action scenes we can expect to see in the Japanese movie.
Everything looked great... up to a certain point. The 30-second TV spot had massive Titans, the franchise's trademark Three Dimensional Manoeuvre Gear and lots of dramatic manga-esque screaming. Great, all that seems fine. But it also featured one more scene which has earned the ire of diehard fans. Check out the trailer below and see if you can spot it.
That's right, hidden among all the destruction and explosions was a quick scene of Mikasa and Eren kissing. What's the problem with this? Well, it doesn't appear in the source material.
Although little context for the scene is provided, some angry Attack on Titan experts are suggesting this scene is completely at odds with the character of Mikasa, who is usually shown as a stoic badass, and not really the type to take a break from all the fighting to lock lips. This has led some to suggest her relationship with Eren has been turned into a simple love-story to try and improve the broad appeal of the movie.
Of course, it's difficult to know for sure how much of the source material has been changed to accommodate these changes, but it is worth mentioning that the filmmakers themselves rarely cut trailers - instead that's the job of the studio. Despite this, the scene does seem to exist regardless of how the trailer is cut.
Attack on Titan releases in Japan on August 1st. There is currently no details on a limited American release.