During the recent Japan Expo convention in Paris, France, a 10 minute clip of the upcoming Evangelion 3.0+1.0 film was shown during a panel. Lucky for us, an attendee in the crowd captured the full video and uploaded it online in satisfyingly decent quality. The exclusive preview clip was shown at a panel called “Shin Evangelion Gekijoban AVANT 1 (Beginning 10 Minutes 40 Seconds 00 Frame) 0706 Version”, showing the very beginning of the film all the way up to the title card screen.
Unfortunately, the audio is in Japanese and the subtitles are in French, so a bit of the context is a bit hard for a non-native speaker like me to understand. Luckily, someone on YouTube uploaded the video with English subtitles, but in lower video quality. In the 10 minute preview, we see some footage that we got a glance at in the short trailer that was released for the film last year. We see a team of people dressed in suit technology that appears to be new to the series, aiding my personal favorite character Mari Makinami Illustrious in distracting a hoard of enemy vessels, which happen to don the face of the first Angel, so that ally ships can pass by safely. Mari grabs the Eiffel Tower and apologizes to it before swinging it into a mass of foes. All of this effort is so the team can restore Paris to a functional city again. It appears the film will throw us right into the middle of the chaos, no time wasted. The film preview was also shown during Anime Expo in LA after a screen of Evangelion 3.33.
From the same convention, we also got to see a new poster for the movie, promoting its planned 2020 release date.
Evangelion 3.0+1.0 poster. 2020 Japan. pic.twitter.com/Lui2NlTwej
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Evangelion 3.0+1.0 has seen quite a few delays during its production. Most recently, Hideaki Anno delayed the film’s release date in order to work on Shin Godzilla, something he apologized to fans for. A lot of people have been waiting ages for Evangelion 3.0+1.0 to come out, and the film preview’s surfacing gives fans something to hold them over until its 2020 release date.