I understand that if you're just hearing this now that Occam's Razor would dictate that the original cast will be finishing the series.
But, over the past decade there's been clear fractures in the relationship between Khara and FUNimation. Khara made FUNimation redub 3.0 in 2014 after they found their original dub unsatisfactory. FUNimation then took two full years to release the BD for reasons that are unclear, but it was an unreasonable amount of time.
Then Khara chose Netflix for streaming of NGE. FUNimations President then publicly complained that Khara chose Netflix over them, and came off as petty themselves. Khara then had full control of the dubbing process and translation, and no matter how you feel about it, it's a good deal from Khara's standpoint.
Currently, FUNimations licence for the rebuild movies appear to be expired. Their social media team has not mentioned Evangelion at all recently, and there's no official word from Khara either, but it sure looks like they want a clean break from the past.
So that's me trying to explain why many don't think FUNimation is getting the last film and Khara is going to redub the earlier films without interjecting any personal bias. Just trying to show that this isn't being pulled out of thin air
I mean, predictability is the central attraction and the narrative hook that we've all come to expect from the Evangelion franchise. How come Anno can't realize this? Twice? - FreakyFilmFan4ever