Fullmetal Alchemist has a brand new online poster for its live-action film adaptation. However, it seems that the Fullmetal Alchemist himself is missing from this new online version of the poster. This is because Edward Elric’s own actor, Ryousuke Yamada, is affiliated with Johnny’s agency, which has a weird policy.
The agency has a no-photo rule, which prohibits other parties from using photographs of talent online. This means that the agency had to take the main character out of the poster he should star in.
Of course, the fans didn’t like the agency’s no-photo policy. Some of them even found a way to add Edward without including the film’s own lead actor.
— ｷｬﾜゐちゃん（☆＾ш＾）ﾉｼ (@kyawai_funito) November 3, 2017
And of course, a few of them also made fun of the policy itself by excluding some of the agency’s talents from magazine covers.
— オーヤマ (@shiohiko) November 2, 2017
Fullmetal Alchemist is based on Hiromu Arakawa’s best-selling manga series, with Fumihiko Sori directing the film. It will have its Japanese premiere this 1 December 2017, with the staff also confirming that the film will also have international screenings.