Power Pole extend! Akira Toriyama sheds some light on the upcoming feature film.
Although Dragon Ball Super is coming to a close, the series will live on! New details on the upcoming 20th Dragon Ball film have emerged via the film’s official website.
The film, tentatively called the Dragon Ball Super movie, is set to debut in Japan on December 14. We’ll let you know as soon as we know more about the English dub.
A new poster featuring Goku and his trusty (albeit usually absent) Power Pole has been revealed as well.
Interestingly, the drawing of Goku here looks a little different than his model from Dragon Ball Super. He’s a little more simplistic in design and not too hyper-detailed, kind of harkening back to how he looked in Dragon Ball or early Dragon Ball Z.
Regardless of how Goku looks, series creator Akira Toriyama also revealed some key details on the movie in a statement (via comicbook.com).
Toriyama revealed that he will be contributing to the movie’s story as well as character designs and illustrations. He additionally said that the film will take place after the events of Dragon Ball Super and will touch “on previously unexplored topics having to do with Frieza and the Saiyans.”
He also added that he thinks “it will be a very enjoyable story that serves up a long-awaited formidable opponent!”
Hmmm. “A long-awaited formidable opponent.” Who could that be?
We’ll have to wait and see… and start concocting more Broly conspiracy theories.
The Dragon Ball Super movie releases in Japan on December 14.
(And remember! Although the Dragon Ball Super anime is ending in Japan, the Funimation dub is currently airing the Future Trunks Saga, and you catch it on Adult Swim during its Toonami block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m.)