This is just a theory I have. It is more than likely that I’m wrong, specially since we would have probably heard something about it already if it was true.
After the hype caused by the second trailer of Legend of Sanctuary, one question keeps coming back to the mind of my fans: How the hell are they going to cram the entire 12 Houses arc into a 90 minute movie?!
So, seeing that in the trailer the only scene that we can see clearly are all from the first half of the Sanctuary arc, I’ve been wondering if the film might be split into tow movie. With the first one ending around Ikki’s arrival at the Virgo Temple.
Now, the trailer does show 3 specific scene that appear to be from the latter temples, but they can all be explained…
1. Hyoga vs. Camus
The first scene is the easiest to explain. It clearly shows Hyoga and Camus fighting each other, but this could simply be their first confrontation in the Libra Temple, instead of thier final fight.
The second scene is the quick shock of Shura where he seems to be fighting Ikki. Now this is odd by itself, since we know the movie will follow the original match-ups at least up to the Leo Temple, but the scene in the trailer could simple be its editing.
Instead, the Shura scene could be in fact from the second movie or (and I’m partial to this option) is actually form the flashback of his fight with Aioros. Granted in the original the flash back doesn occur until the Bronze Saints reach the Capricorn Temple, but the movie could easily use it as a prologue to the movie.
3. Sagittarius Seiya & Athena
This is the hardest scene to excuse since it just screams “final attack”. One unlikely explanation is that it’s from the fight against Aioria before the Bronze Saints travel to the 12 Houses. Another option is that it is a scene for the second one put on the trailer for hype. A third explanation is that it is an vision of the future, hallucination, or dream sequence by Saga. After all, the guy was going crazy.
Anyways, those are just my thoughts. I really wish that they movie was split in two since: One, we can’t never have enough Saint Seiya, and two, it would really help the narrative if it doesn’t have to rush through all 12 Temples.
So anyways, what do you guys think. Do my points even seem plausible? Would you prefer the film to be a single movie or be split in two?