Akira Toriyama was recently interviewed and asked a bunch of questions regarding the new Dragon Ball Z movieBattle of Gods. But he also mentioned the live action Hollywood movie known as DragonballEvolution. Here’s what he had to say!
“Also, at the time of the Hollywood movie, the live-action Dragon Ball, the script had too little of a grasp on the world and its characteristics, and on top of that, it had a conventional content that I couldn’t find interesting, so I cautioned them, and suggested changes; but in spite of that, they seemed to have a strange confidence, and didn’t really listen to me. What came out in the end was, sure enough, a movie that I could not think of as Dragon Ball.”
Well there you have it, they didn’t even listen to any of his input (same goes for Stephen Chow). Discuss!
In a recent convention James Marsters was asked if a new live action Dragon Ballmovie would be made anytime soon. He simply replied that he enjoyed DragonballEvolution and would love for a sequel, and also noted with the new animated movie releasing soon (Battle of Gods) 20th Century FOX did inquire the cast about returning for Dragonball 2. However we can’t find the original source so take this as a fake. It should also be noted that the entire cast are signed onto two more Dragonball movies after DBE.
Only time will tell at this point, would you prefer a reboot or be happy with an official sequel to DragonballEvolution?
Nothing too big here, FOX Japan has stated the DragonballEvolutionmovie is getting a reissue in Japan with another reduced price of ￥1,419 (about $18.00) and will release on December 2nd 2012. This new release appears to be exactly the same as all previous releases (same box art, same features: behind the scenes, Justin Chatwin interview, gag real, Goku’s workout video, deleted scenes and audio commentary). Amazon lists this as a “special edition” which we know is just another “Z Edition”. Do you think by this time they should have released a director’s cut of DragonballEvolution?
James Marsters attended Montreal Comic Con about a week ago in which he performed his usual Q&A session. He was asked if he had any regret playing the part of Piccolo from DragonballEvolution and simply replied “not one bit!”. He then continues a bit on his views on DragonBall the anime. Check out the video interview here!
After finally receiving replies via my contacts from 20th Century FOX, I got word that they do in fact still own the rights to the Dragon Ball series but currently have no plans on creating a sequel to DragonballEvolution, let alone a reboot to the movie. However, I did not receive any more information on whether or not they plan on selling the rights or if they are just waiting for their license to expire. Not to mention the entire cast from DBE are very busy at the moment if they eventually decide to create a sequel. The cast will continue to be busy in the immediate future, but that is not to say an entirely new cast and crew will be hired.
Aside from the fact that there are zero plans for a future movie at the moment, they still own the rights to create live action DragonBall movies. This is no surprise as FOX acquired the rights to the series back in 2002 and decided to wait until 2007 to begin production on DragonballEvolution. Do you see them trying again sometime in the near future? Or would you prefer if they handed the rights to another company? Discuss!
As this comes at no surprise, at least we have the upcoming official DragonBall Z animated movie to look forward to in 2013!
Whenever we get a chance to hear James Marsters discuss his many roles, including Piccolo in DragonballEvolution, we jump on the chance to check it out! And it seems every time he attends a comic convention, he gets asked a question regarding Dragonball. Want to find out what he had to say this time around? Check out the video interviews below!
James Marsters sure loves DragonBall, it seems he is the only actor from DragonBallEvolution with a positive outlook on that movie and the series as a whole. Anyways, here is yet another video interview with James Marsters (Piccolo) discussing the Dragonballmovie from the Philadelphia Comic Con. Want to know if he talks about a sequel? What was the actual original budget for this film? Find out below!
Thoughts? Do you agree that if Stephen Chow had more input and if they started with DragonBall Z, the movie would have been more successful?
James Marsters attended the Spooky Empire Mayhem convention a few days back in which he conducted a Q&A session. He was asked about his role as Piccolo in the DragonballEvolutionmovie. He basically gave the same answer he usually does by detailing what DragonBall meant to him, his role as Piccolo, how he got the role, how he performed his own stunts and more. He even stated that the movie did not come out as good as he hoped, but he still had fun nonetheless and wishes they would have started with DBZ. Check out the video interview below, the DragonBall portion begins at around 6:30 into the video.
Well now how did we miss this? Anyways, Emmy Rossum (Bulma) and Justin Chatwin (Goku) sat down with TV Line in which they discussed their roles in the TV show Shameless. Towards the end of the interview they were asked if they knew there was going to be a sequel to DragonballEvolution. Here’s what they had to say!
TVLINE : Last question: A fan wants to know if there will be a DragonballEvolution 2?
ROSSUM : Dragonball 2…. Gosh, I hope not! [Laughs] Only because I can’t see Justin getting back in that outfit. That was definitely a moment in time.
CHATWIN : Oh no! [Laughs] It’s like this ongoing joke that will never die, the fact that we did that movie.
Many of us got the chance to check out the dubbed Japanese version of DragonballEvolution and many have agreed that it really did improve the movie. Something you may have not known, is several Japanese voice actors for the live action movie have also created voice overs in the DragonBall anime and video games (along with dozens of other anime/JP film). Here are a few examples.
- Aya Hirano (Bulma in DragonballEvolution) voiced Dende in DragonBall Kai.
- Hisao Egawa (Yamcha in DragonballEvolution) voiced Piroshiki in DragonBall Kai and Spopovich amongst other characters from DBZ.
- Mami Koyama (the Narrator in DragonballEvolution) voiced Lunch in DB Z GT and several DragonBall video games.
- Kappei Yamaguchi (Son Goku in DragonballEvolution) most notable for voicing Inuyasha.
And thanks to “The Time Traveller” from Daizex we have a few audio clips of certain scenes from the DragonballEvolutionmovie including Goku’s Kamehameha, Goku asking Shenlong to bring Master Roshi back to life, a conversation between Bulma and Yamcha and more! Check those clips out below!
At Megacon 2011, James Marsters answered a question regarding a possible sequel to DragonballEvolution. He simply says it will probably not get made but also talks a bit of what they had planned for a live action version of DragonBall Z. To check out what exactly he had to say, view this video interview!
In a recent interview with San Diego LGBT Weekly, James Marsters was asked what are some of his favorite roles that he has taken are, and he simply replied that Piccolo from DragonballEvolution was one of them. Read part of that interview here.
Aside from your roles in Buffy and Torchwood, you have a long list of other great credits. What are some of your favorites? What are you working on now? What roles are coming up for you?
You actually want me to plug myself? OK, here goes, but I warn you. I’m shameless. Favs: Buzz Aldrin in Moonshot, Piccolo in Dragonball and recording the books of The Dresden Files (available on iTunes). Now: Victor Hess in Hawaii Five-O. Coming up: Lex Luther in D.C. Universe, a sprawling new online game that was described as “the greatest Superman movie that they will never make” at this year’s Comic-Con, hopefully a new TV series (can’t talk about it … very hush, hush) and more Dresden.
And the fact that he mentions some projects coming up that he will be working on further confirms he doesn’t have time for a sequel.
Emmy Rossum (Bulma) was on Attack of the Show recently where she discusses her role in the Shameless show. She also talks a little bit about Dragonball: Evolution, although nothing new, still interesting nonetheless. You can view that video interview below!
The recent supposed screenwriter for the Dragon Ballmovie reboot has been officially taken off the crew list for this film. What’s not surprising is the fact that every other detail remains in tact. IMDB has their heart set that this film will happen and has been announced. Kazuaki Kiriya did in fact inform IMDB that his involvement in the supposed reboot was not true, however they stick to their story that this movie will occur (which are only rumors, since a reboot has not been officially announced, nor has the sequel).
If there was a planned reboot, IMDB would be the last official source to take credit for it. Whoever is approving the recent contributions (to both Dragonball Reborn and Dragonball Reboot) needs to seriously reconsider their facts and keep it all as rumor, since that is all it has ever been since DragonballEvolution released.
At a recent convention that James Marsters (Lord Piccolo) attended, he was asked if he would return for a DragonballEvolutionmoviesequel. He simply responded yes and that there is still a high chance a sequel could happen.
If 20th Century FOX goes ahead and films a second Dragonballmovie, would you return to keep your role as Piccolo? James Marsters: Yes. They initially planned a trilogy for two more Dragonball movies to be made. I am still under contract for two more films and nothing has been cancelled. Although DragonballEvolution did not exactly exceed fans nor the box office expectations, it still made a profit. It is highly possible that a sequel to Dragonball will begin very shortly, as everyone knows, we still want to provide DBZ as there is so much story to be told. I have been told in the past that a sequel was in fact green lit, and that fact has yet to change. I just hope Dragonball 2 will please fans as I will be very anxious to become part of it.
We’ll examine this interview more and confirm if it is legit or not. Nonetheless, would you prefer a sequel?
Update : I have checked through all the latest interviews/press releases/conventions he attended, and such a question was never asked. It is safe to say this interview is fake.