‘Dragonball Reborn Rumors’
Monday, February 14th, 2011
At a recent convention that James Marsters (Lord Piccolo) attended, he was asked if he would return for a Dragonball Evolution movie sequel. 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 Dragonball movie, 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 Dragonball Evolution 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.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
This post is just to inform everyone that we have officially come to the conclusion that all recent additions to the cast of Dragonball Reborn are in fact fake. No, we have not yet received official confirmation denying the recent rumors, but it’s safe to assume that they are both a hoax and incompetent approvals on IMDB’s part. Nonetheless, if you’re interested in what has recently been added to the IMDB cast list for Dragonball Reborn that we haven’t reported, continue reading this entry.
Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Many of you will know this actor from the movie Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, but irregardless, IMDB has added him to play the role of Tenshinhan in Dragonball Reborn. This cast listing is almost too good to be true for a live action Dragon Ball Z movie, so don’t believe one word of it just yet. They never did add my update of DiCaprio for Trunks, however they did approve my other submission when I made Hiro Super play the role of Raditz (he was there as an unlisted actor before). And on top of that James Kyson-Lee is also shown to play the role of Yamcha. Some say that is because he is up for the role of Yamcha with Joon Park like before with Evolution. Either way, this IMDB casting list is a total mess. But if any official confirmation does come out of this, you’ll know where to find it.
EDIT: A commenter named reuben claims he’s been adding these fake casting updates to IMDB. Of course he could be lying but I highly doubt it. So there you go. We’ll keep you updated if any other news comes to light.
Friday, August 20th, 2010
IMDB Pro has updated the Dragonball Reborn page with two new directors, Stephen Chow (Journey to the West) and Takeshi Kitano. However I shouldn’t have to convince any of you of how unreliable IMDB can be. I am curious however how they came to confirm a new director, especially when 20th Century FOX has yet to make the announcement themselves. Anyone can edit IMDB of course, but each new addition is reviewed and must be approved. Does IMDB know something everyone else does not? Or is it simply yet another mistake on their part? Either way, as usual take this as a rumor and we will shed any light on it if possible.
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
IMDB has not re listed Joon Park for the role as Yamcha but instead has replaced that role with Tatsuya Fujiwara for Dragonball Reborn. He has been in several Japanese films, the most popular being Death Note where he played Light. But as usual, seeing how it’s IMDB again, take this only as a rumor for the time being. On a side note, IMDB has yet to approve my contribution as Leonardo DiCaprio as Trunks, however they did approve my version of the movie’s storyline.
Monday, August 16th, 2010
IMDB is at it again, and this time they listed Isaac Jin Solstein to play the role of Goku’s son, Gohan. The only other movie this person has appeared in is the recent live action adaptation of “The Last Airbender.” Like always, don’t take this information as 100% official or anything since it does come from IMDB. Let’s see if they approve my addition of Leonardo DiCaprio as Future Trunks. If they do then we can debunk all these casting rumors. Stay tuned.
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Well, here we are again relying on IMDB I suppose for information on the sequel to Dragonball Evolution. And according to them Matt Mullins (who was rumored to claim the role as Vegeta previously) is now listed as part of the cast for Dragonball Reborn. If ANY light is shed on this matter I will inform everyone. But for now, take this as a rumor.
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Ok again this is coming from IMDB, but it appears that James Wong has been taken off the crew list for production of Dragonball 2 Reborn. He was listed as the director for this film under “In Development” not too long ago, but as of recently that is no more. The remaining main cast (such as Justin Chatwin and James Marsters) are still signed on, but again only according to IMDB. Could this mean they have found a new director to film the sequel to Dragonball Evolution? Or maybe they are just deleting one cast/crew member at a time as if they completely scratched the project. Only time will tell, but I can tell you this…
FOX has informed me the sequel is not planned for a theatrical release and could very well just end up as a direct to home video release only.
On a random note, if anyone has submitted any DB related news in the past few weeks I encourage you to resubmit that news. The contact form for that feature was not working correctly before but should be fine now.
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
UPDATE : IMDB Pro actually suggests Hiro Super will be an actor in the supposed sequel to Dragonball Evolution. More on this if we get any official confirmations.
Yes a lot of you were already aware of this, I just decided to make a post about it just in case if it turns out to be true. Anyways, according to IMDB Hiro Super has been signed on to be the new writer for the sequel to Dragonball Evolution, entitled Dragonball 2 Reborn. This is not 100% official yet, especially seeing how the only source is IMDB.
Also I am getting e-mails from you guys saying 20th Century FOX will announce and/or promote the Dragonball movie sequel this fall during the New York Comic Con. Now, I would appreciate it if you provided any kind of proof to back these claims up. Do so in the comments.
Saturday, June 19th, 2010
Ok, before we get any kind of confirmation from 20th Century FOX themselves stating that filming for this sequel has begun, take this with a very small grain of salt. Anyways reports from various Mexican Dragon Ball blogs are suggesting that filming either has begun or is about to begin for Dragonball Reborn. Here is that report.
From 01.06 on Tuesday began filming in the city of Durango, Mexico, filming for the next movie Dragon Ball, DB reborn which would be the continuation of Dragon Ball Evolution. This has caused cuts in the streets and remodeling in several places in the town. Many viewers have come to watch the recordings. This film is dated mid-2011.
Well will update everyone once we receive any kind of information ourselves on this.
Via : Here and here
Monday, April 26th, 2010
20th Century FOX rep has stated that the sequel to Dragonball Evolution (Dragonball 2 Reborn) could in fact still happen. When asked if they have forgotten about DB Evolution and any possible sequels, they had this to say.
Not necessarily. It could happen. Who knows? We have Wall Street 2 coming out this year, and the first one was 20 years ago!
It has been over a year since the film initially released in the US and we have yet to hear any official confirmations. Take this as a rumor for now, but consider the fact that the sequel is still planned (until we hear otherwise).
Sunday, March 14th, 2010
Ok, I really do not know where this came from (aside from fan material). But it seems a lot of people say Matt Mullins will be playing Vegeta in Dragnball 2 Reborn. Let me clarify this rumor. No one aside from the original cast that signed on to the sequels have been cast yet. 20th Century FOX has yet to even confirm that the sequel is in development, let alone who they cast for it. All this is really is just fan speculation. Now I have read somewhere that Matt Mullins said in an interview that he would like to play the role as Vegeta. But even if that is true, it still does not confirm anything. The sequel is just speculation, and will be until we get some confirmation. Even James Marsters has said it is only rumor that they will begin development soon for Dragonball 2 : Reborn (tentative title).
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
About a year back James Marsters told 411 Mania that the sequel has been green lit. This year he now says he has yet to hear any official word on the sequel to Dragonball Evolution, but hears rumors they might start up again.
Al Norton: Is there any word on a Dragonball sequel?
James Marsters: I haven’t heard anything officially. I’ve heard there are rumors we might start up again but nothing official so I am in ignorance but always at the ready.
Read the rest of the interview here.
Friday, February 26th, 2010
Sci FI Talk has posted a new interview today with James Marsters. Although it is mainly about his other projects, they do get into some detail on the sequel to Dragonball Evolution (Dragonball Reborn) and other Dragon Ball aspects. The interview is in audio format so I went ahead and wrote it out myself, but if you wish to listen to the entire interview, then visit Sci Fi Talk.
Sci Fi Talk : Now, you were in Dragonball and I have actually heard rumor of a Dragonball 2. Has anyone talked to you at all?
James Marsters : I hope so, they don’t have to talk to me. I am under contract so I just have to be ready. But I hope we do it because the first one was Dragon Ball and this one we could start to get into Dragon Ball Z territories. It’s a lot more energetic, a lot more violence. Dragon ball is really more about comedy and growing up. And Dragon Ball Z is being forced to fight for what you believe in.
Sci Fi Talk : Well the thing about these movies is because of the manga, it is actually a world wide popularity. Not just the US but in Asia it is so huge.
James Marsters : Yeah it has been for almost 20 years.
Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Website DBZ220 (link removed) claims to have information from a publication stating that the film Avatar could very well fund Dragonball Reborn and that FOX states many movies adapted from cartoons will emerge sometime in 2011. Here’s a translated portion from that website.
FOX had a lot of hesitation when the future of Dragon Ball Evolution. Indeed, the leaders were afraid to spend too much money for a second film.But since the release of Avatar the situation changed. While Fox has won the hispanic 2.35 billion with the film company could mean several film projects abandoned, including Dragon Ball Evolution. The newspaper also said, quoting a source as FOX NEWS, that many movies adapted from cartoons should emerge by 2011.
However that website does not provide any source material or what newspaper exactly he got the information from. The reason of my posting this is to hopefully clarify any of these claims. So if anyone can shed some light on this, please do. But for now, simply take this as another rumor that could very well be fake.