IGN has reported today that we will see a sequel to DragonballEvolution, but not in the matter that you may think. Reports suggest it will be adapted into a brand new DragonBall cartoon series. With the failure of the first live action movie, IGN suggests that this will be the best route to continue the story of DB E. Here’s a direct quote:
“It’s official, a sequel to DragonballEvolution has been green lit, but not as a new movie, instead as a newly adapted cartoon series based on the events of the movie. The first episode will air April 1st 2012 on FOX and will follow up on the ending of DB: E with Lord Piccolo returning and Goku fighting at the Worlds Martial Arts Tournament. We think this may be best for the franchise, we do not need to see another live action DragonBallmovie for a long time.”
In case you’re still reading this, yes today is April Fools Day
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!
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.
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.
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.
For anyone that is interested in checking out what IMDB Pro says for Dragonball 2 Reborn, I have summarized everything it reveals.
The Cast: Jamie Chung as Chi Chi (Rumored), Emmy Rossum as Bulma (rumored), James Marsters as Lord Piccolo (rumored), Justin Chatwin as Goku (rumored), Matt Mullins as Vegeta, Eriko Tamura as Mai (rumored), Shaobo Qin as Krillin, Bill Goldberg as Nappa, Hiro Super role is unknown (rumored).
Storyline: With Piccolo joining Goku’s side, the Earth becomes endangered by a evil Saiyan known as Raditz whose goal is to destroy Goku.
Taglines: The Legend is Reborn.
Release Date: 2011.
The “in development” status was last updated on 28 February 2010.
Well, here we are again relying on IMDB I suppose for information on the sequel to DragonballEvolution. 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.
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 DragonballEvolution? 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.
UPDATE : IMDB Pro actually suggests Hiro Super will be an actor in the supposed sequel to DragonballEvolution. 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 DragonballEvolution, 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 Dragonballmoviesequel 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.
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 movieDragon Ball, DB reborn which would be the continuation of Dragon BallEvolution. 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.
20th Century FOX rep has stated that the sequel to DragonballEvolution (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).
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 DragonballEvolution, but hears rumors they might start up again.
Al Norton: Is there any word on a Dragonballsequel?
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.
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 DragonballEvolution (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.
Movie Player reports that James Marsters is currently involved with the sequel to DragonballEvolution entitled, Dragonball 2 : Reborn. Here is a translated quote from that website.
James recently participated in the series “Lie To Me and The Super Hero Squad and is involved in the sequelDragonball 2: Reborn, where he plays the role of Piccolo.
Note that it is only a rumor that should be taken with a grain of salt. They might just be re-reporting exactly what IMDB has already informed us (and as stated in the last post, IMDB is not very reliable). 20th Century FOX is keeping the whole sequel talk hush hush at the moment.
The only actors that we have read/heard that said they signed onto three Dragonball films now have their IMDB pages updated. Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung and Emmy Rossum have all updated their status on IMDB showing they are currently involved with Dragonball 2 : Reborn. The other DB Evolution actors on IMDB are not currently showing to be involved with Dragonball Reborn. But should we really trust IMDB? They have not been that reliable of a source in the past (ie the newsdesk) and anyone can edit the information. But it acts like the Wikipedia, seeing how if false information is added it is almost immediately removed.
Also, my FOX contact has hinted towards a direct release to Home Video with Dragonball Reborn. More on that later.
UPDATE : 20th Century FOX Home Entertainment has informed me that there is not any news on a direct release to home video for the DragonballEvolutionsequel.