Director Yūichi Fukuda and actor Shun Oguri revealed during an event on Thursday that the live-action film of Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama manga will get a second film tentatively titled Gintama Part 2, and it is slated to open during the 2018 summer vacation.
Fukuda and Oguri revealed the new film during an event for the launch of the first film’s Blu-ray Disc and DVD home video release at the UDX Theater in Tokyo.
The first film opened in Japan on July 14, and it earned 980 million yen (US$8.9 million) in its first four days. The film also inspired a live-action net show that debuted on Docomo’s dTV streaming service on July 15, one day after the film’s opening. The film already had its Canadian premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in July, and it will also screen in the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, and Central and South America.