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.
We have received six brand new promo shots of Justin Chatwin as Son Goku from the DragonballEvolutionmovie. Each picture is rather large and is in very good quality. You can view them all here! Also, it would appear that is the remainder of the unreleased Dragonballmovie pictures, nonetheless, if we do get a hold of any more then we will make sure to post them.
James Marsters attended the Comic Con in New Orleans yesterday and had a short Q&A session. In that session he mentions DragonballEvolution and how he attended the movie on opening weekend with his family. You can watch that video interview here!
IGN got the chance to speak with Emmy Rossum (Bulma from DragonballEvolution) about the show Shameless, which also stars Justin Chatwin who plays Goku in DragonballEvolution. Although nothing new, she does speak a little bit about the Dragonballmovie comparing it to a certain scene from the show Shameless.
IGN: I have to tell you, it’s hard to think of a time when two actors like you and Justin went from doing a project like Dragonball to something as wildly different as this.
Rossum: Oh my god, all the Dragonball fans are like, “Bulma and Goku are doing it!” We’ve been buddies since then and really close friends, which is funny, because we have this natural chemistry when we’re doing these roles that we don’t really have to work that hard for. But we’ve never had it before, so it just seems like something inherent in the way the material functions with the two of us, that we’re just like, “Oh, yeah!”
Despite DragonballEvolution’s failure in 2009, most of the starring cast continued to move onto brand new projects (most of which will make them more known). And seeing how 20th Century FOX has not stated anything official concerning a sequel or reboot to the Dragonballmovie, I figured I would make a small article informing you all what exactly the former cast is up to and why they currently do not have the time for a Dragonballsequel.
Emmy Rossum (Bulma) and Justin Chatwin (Son Goku) both star in a brand new Showtime TV series known as Shameless. Emmy plays the eldest daughter in a dysfunctional family who has a love interest in a car thief, played by Justin. This show premiered on January 9th 2011.
Chow Yun-Fat (Master Roshi) will actually be starring in the upcoming film, The Monkey King. He will be playing the Jade Emperor and Sun Wukong will be played by Donnie Yen. The Monkey King is a retelling of the story, Journey to the West (which DragonBall is also based on). The movie is currently filming and is set to premiere sometime in 2012.
Jamie Chung (Chi Chi) will star in the anticipated sequel to the Hangover, The Hangover Part 2. She will be playing Stu’s fiancee, who’s name is unknown at this point. The story is a direct sequel to the first movie with the same cast as before. The movie is currently filming and has a set release date of 2011.
James Marsters (Piccolo) actually has a lot going on at the moment. He recently finished a season on the new series of Hawaii Five-O and will most likely continue the show as planned. He recently completed a TV movie entitled Three Inches and is doing some voice work as Lex Luther in the upcoming DC Universe video game. Not to mention his numerous appearances at conventions every year and his musical performances as well.
Movie cast from DragonballEvolution that currently are not involved in any projects are the following: Joon Park (Yamcha), Randall Duk Kim (Grandpa Gohan) and Eriko Tamura (Mai).
In a recent interview with TvLine concerning the new show “Shameless”, Emmy Rossum was asked about a Bulma DragonballEvolution action figure.
TVLINE: While prepping for this Q&A, I came across your Dragonball: Evolution action figure. As those things go, the likeness isn’t entirely bad….
Oh my god, that’s so embarrassing. I don’t think that looks anything like me. The resemblance is slightly more striking than that of Kate Middleton and Prince William on their coin, which doesn’t look anything like them! Somebody really messed up with that one.
The show “Shameless” (which premiered on Showtime recently) also stars Justin Chatwin who played Goku in DragonballEvolution. You can read the rest of the interview here.
As promised, here are some brand new promo shots of James Marsters as Piccolo from DragonballEvolution. Several of these pictures feature Piccolo using a sword which was never seen in the film. There are also a few new Piccolo vs. Goku uncut stills included as well. Many thanks goes out to Civilized James for these, and hopefully we’ll get more soon! Also, note that we’ll upload all these images (along with everything else) into our new gallery once that’s up.
Sky from Civilized James sent us some more unseen movie stills of DragonballEvolution. But it would appear that this bunch is mainly just high quality screenshots from the finalized film, although there are a couple new images. Nonetheless, here they are and we should be receiving more promo shots soon, including James Marsters as Piccolo.
Just to give you a taste of what to expect when we (hopefully) provide a handful of new DragonballEvolution promo shots/stills, we’re posting two new screenshots that were never seen in the finalized film. One is of Mai hiding behind a rock and the other is of Grandpa Gohan sitting in a chair outside. Check them out here!
Update: A new Piccolo promo shot has been added, more to come soon!
For anyone that’s interested, DragonballEvolution is now being shown on HBO (it premiered on the network today). And speaking of DB Evolution, we should be receiving more unseen promo shots/stills of Piccolo (James Marsters) and possibly other characters from the movie soon. So stayed tuned for that.
You can now watch the live-action movie adaptation of DragonBall, DragonballEvolution, here at DB Legends. DragonballEvolution occurs during the arcs of Piccolo mixed with several sagas from the entire DragonBall series (including the first, the “Goku” saga), though it loosely follows the story. You’ll need to click the “play” button twice to properly view the movie.
This video is not hosted on DB Legends, therefore we are not responsible for the content.
Although it’s unknown why or how 20th Century Fox was going to use this concept in the DragonballEvolutionmovie (since the design was never finished), Harald Belker (a concept designer) recently revealed his design of a futuristic helicopter that was meant to be used in the film.
“This movie was moving so quickly that several ideas were thrown out there, and I had to respond quickly with a design. I liked this attempt for a futuristic-looking helicopter. Naturally, it wasn’t used in the film”
Although this isn’t exactly Dragon Ball related, we figured we’d mention it anyway since Dragon Ball is loosely based on “Journey to the West.” Anyway, a small teaser trailer has been revealed for the upcoming film “Journey to the West,” which releases in 2012. Interestingly enough, a familiar actor from DragonballEvolution plays a role in this film. Chow Yun-Fat (Master Roshi from DragonballEvolution) portrays the Jade Emperor. The movie will be released in IMAX 3D initially overseas in China.
If you’re unfamiliar with Journey to the West, you can find out basic information about it from its wikipedia article here. Adapted characters would include Son Goku aka Sun Wukong (the Monkey King) and the Ox King aka Buffalo Demon King. The Monkey King also travels on the flying nimbus and wields the power pole (Nyoi-bo). We might expand our website with a Journey to the West section explaining the connections between it and Dragon Ball, but we have other priorities right now.
Since there’s not much new in the way of DragonBall lately, I thought I’d create a short list of some of my favorite music in the DragonBall franchise. My choices range from the original DragonBall TV show to the live-action movieDragonballEvolution to DragonBall Kai. I enjoy both the Japanese and English music equally so I hold no bias. Check out my list and then leave a comment with your own picks! There are no wrong choices.
3. The Braveheart Challenges The Strong – DRAGON BALL KAI
2. Super Saiyan 3 Ascension Theme – DRAGON BALL Z (FUNimation)
1. DragonBall Z Theme – DRAGON BALL Z (FUNimation)
OK so I admit I chose my number one mostly because of nostalgia. It kicks ass, but there are better songs out there. And I know it might be controversial to include a song from the dreaded live-action movie, but damn it if it didn’t have amazing music by Brian Tyler. I also want to show some love for Kenji Yamamoto and his wonderful DragonBall Kai score which sounds like a cross between Bruce Faulconer’s music and the original Japanese score. It’s worth noting Kenji also composed the music for many of the video games.
IMDB has officially removed the rumored sequel to DragonballEvolution, Dragonball 2 Reborn, from their listings. This confirms any recent rumors as fake. It also basically confirms that a sequel is not in the works nor is it planned for the time being.
A sequel to DB Evolution has always just been speculated since its initial release anyway. Even director James Wong said a sequel would not happen if DragonballEvolution bombed, which it did. What does this mean if it is in fact not happening? Well, for one, maybe we’ll get a reboot that will finally satisfy the fans… or maybe the live-action franchise is done for good. Or maybe we’ll end up seeing a sequel further down the line with a new cast or crew. Only time will tell, and IMDB is certainly not the best source.
Discuss your thoughts on the matter after the break.
Aside from that, everyone should look forward to a new layout for DB Legends rather soon. It has been in the works for a few days now, so it should be up and running fairly shortly.