During the post credits scene of the Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime film, it was revealed that the next season of the anime will follow the light novel’s next major arc, Alicization. The Alicization arc is the 4th main arc in the Sword Art Online series.
The end of the film ended with the following tagline:
SAO will return
The Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale anime film has earned a cumulative 1,370,738,380 yen (about $12.03 million USD) and hassold 1,012,331 tickets in Japan as of Monday. In its third weekend, the film earned 425 million yen (about $3.73 million USD) to rank #3. The film opened in Japan on February 18, and sold about 308,376 tickets for 425,762,760 yen (about $3.76 milion USD) in its opening weekend. The film is the first anime film to rank #1 in both weekend attendance and weekend box office receipt totals since Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi no Na wa.
Here’s the most recent trailer for the movie: