In recent news, anime director Tomohiko Ito informs that the upcoming Sword Art Online movie will have many new characters and some that are periphery , or outer limits of area, from the novels. It is also mentioned, that the plot will borrow elements from the Marvel movie Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Anime director Tomohiko Ito and character designer Shingo Adachi reunite to make an anime film of Reki Kawahara’s light novel Sword Art Online. The film will be taking place after the Mother Rosario arc, after Sword Art Online II. Ito, who is also working on the anime ERASED, mentions that the film is storyboarded and the completion of it’s scenario.