On 23 March 2018, at AnimeJapan 2018, a Yuri!!! on Ice banner boasting the message "Completely new original movie in production!!!" was seen at the Avex booth. 
On 30 March 2018, author Mitsurou Kubo updated her Instagram profile information, along with a photo stating that she wanted to make it clear that the movie is indeed currently in production. She also advised followers to wait for any future updates from Yuri!!! on Ice's public relations accounts. 
On 30 May 2018, EnsembleFOVE posted pictures of the ensemble, along with the caption "Recording Day!" #EnsembleFOVE". A video was also uploaded by BREAKOUT_Staff where EnsembleFOVE's conductor Taku Matsushiba revealed that production for the Yuri!!! on Ice movie soundtrack had officially begun.