In the days leading up to their upcoming comeback, The World EP.1: Movement, ATEEZ has been releasing cinematic teasers that have the epic aesthetic of post-apocalyptic movies. The worldbuilding lore that ATEEZ has been working on since their debut has been getting more intense in recent times, and it seems to be now taking center stage as the concept for their new era.
It appears to be taking off from the group’s performance of “The Awakening of Summer” during their time on Kingdom: Legendary War, where the members fought against a regime that banned all forms of art and self-expression.
The first teaser introduces the society that they’re living in, showcasing a bleak, joyless world where everyone is brainwashed into being void of having self-expression and their own identity.
The second teaser, however, shows the members of ATEEZ starting a revolution, hacking into the tyrannical system to bring music, dance, and art back into the world and encourage others to do the same.
The teasers are filmed in a way that could easily be made into an epic full-length movie, and ATINYs are absolutely living for these incredible videos!
the part every ateez member plays in the rebellion pic.twitter.com/bpEAO8AvdN
— Skyva (@alwaysteez) July 12, 2022
choi san wearing the captain’s armband to disguise himself and distract the no fun police from strictland, sacrificing himself just like what he did in ode to joy IM CRYING YALL pic.twitter.com/mcl8LSJv5g
— christine ♡ (@vuittonhwa) July 12, 2022
this is like a FREAKING MOVIE like oh my ateez!! pic.twitter.com/AdYPoecNlV
— hwa화 (@hwahwateez) July 10, 2022
petition for kq to give us a full movie on ateez’s lore !!! 😭😭 i need more !!!
— mari ☺︎ • atz cb 7/29 (@sankaissed) July 12, 2022
Fans are just amazed by how dedicated ATEEZ is to the universe and lore that they’ve built for the past four years, and it’s understandable why.
i never saw a group so dedicated to their storyline like ateez. the details are insane. the way everything is tied together so nicely and they leave subtle hints that later on blow our minds…they are just simply too good
— anarchist in geekyland. (@HONGSMINGKI) July 12, 2022
honestly san’s part in the storyline is so sad but it makes me even sadder bc irl san is such a selfless and caring person like if ateez’s lore was real life i have no doubt san would play the same role to protect his members </3
— elle (@1024withme) July 12, 2022
isnt it amazing like even for how many times we’ve been with @ateezofficial for their comebacks, but each time they always outdo themselves and we just can’t help but to always get amazed by them.. they’re truly out of this world😭
— lyn (@macloudroni) July 12, 2022
Some of the reactions to the videos, though, are just hilarious 😂
most of ateez: fighting for freedom, rebelling, sacrificing their lives
— INAS! D.3 ☀️🌈📢 (@inasxart) July 12, 2022
DUDE STOP I THOUGHT THIS WAS DUMBLEDORE AND WAS WONDERING WHY DID THEY BRING HIM TO ATEEZ OMG pic.twitter.com/1cuRJHY1ox
— K ⩜⃝ L ⧖ danni day 🏴 (@Ateezhub) July 12, 2022
the rest of ateez: running for their life, spreading the word, getting ready to fight, making weapons
— gumball keery📢 (@iwyunho) July 12, 2022
“art, dance, music act are strictly prohibited”
— hera♡ ateez cb (@choipopper) July 12, 2022
Make sure not to miss ATEEZ’s comeback on July 29!