It will be directed by Stephen Chow and produced by James Wong. Next Dragon Ball Z Movie- Spring 2015 + New Story! In fact, it would probably be reimagined with much more of its roots integrated into the adaptation: more Journey to the West and a lot less gags, oddball characters and adventures, making for a more serious, serene martial arts tale with quippy MCU-esque humor thrown in and nary a sexual joke in sight. Phase 2: Prequel Series, Androids/Cell & Spinoffs, The biggest change marking Disney’s takeover of the MCU and Star Wars is endless spinoff material, and thus with three films under its belt, the Dragon Ball Cinematic Universe would be quick to branch out into television with an adaptation of the original, — even if fans don’t quite love it as much as, , Disney would leave no IP stone left unturned. Rather, if there was going to be one, these actors might be suitable. The Disney Dragon Ball Live Action will be an all Asian cast as the title of this article says. The film is a live-action adaptation of Dragon Ball that is a complete failure in every way possible. Soon enough the Disney. An evil alien searches the Earth for seven "Dragon Pearls" which can grant him ultimate power. I’ve no idea how much money or convincing it might take for Toriyama and Shueisha to concede and sell, to Disney, but I assure you, they will do all it takes to get their way. Dragon Ball Z Movies List. Well, almost exactly 10 years after, graced the big screen, The Walt Disney Company finalized the purchase and acquisition of 20th Century Fox, which produced and released. The live-action movie was filmed by director Ryong Wang and released in December 1990, nearly 20 years before Hollywood got its hands on the franchise. While it’s currently unknown whether the movie will be based around the original show or the sequel series Dragon Ball Z, either one is likely to draw in a huge crowd. Doctor Who Season 12x08 "The Haunting Of Villa Diodati" Revi... Star Wars: The High Republic Reveals Official New Star Wars ... Marvel Comics Confirms That Star-Lord Is Bisexual. Dragon Ball Evolution (2009) Ah yes, the famous bugger that gave all anime live-action adaptations a bad name. Directed by Chun-Liang Chen. Alternatively, a live-action Dragon Ball movie might've been best-advised adapting from the start of Dragon Ball Z. Hollywood may try to forget, but anime fans cannot let go of the industry’s first live-action go at Dragon Ball. The Dragon Ball films are animated and live-action films made based on the Dragon Ball manga and its four animated TV series, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and Dragon Ball GT. How can the Disney Dragon Ball Live action movie succeed. Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:01 am by hasnainssjbardock » Dragon Ball Z : Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:39 am by justinlynch3 » New RP. " I don't know how Akira Toriyama allowed them to DARE to use the name. 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Watch: The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale Trailer Tea... Just a few days after the launch of their extremely popular streaming service, Disney doesn’t look like they’re planning on slowing down any time soon. Casting The Dream Live Action Dragonball Z Movie. It will be directed by Stephen Chow and produced by James Wong. That means the House of Mouse now has the exclusive right to produce and distribute a cinematic universe based on one of the most important, influential and impactful pieces of pop culture ever made. TV Shows. Deweylatashia 6911. Who knows if Disney will ever cash in on the live-action Dragon Ball rights they acquired from Fox, but if they ever journeyed down the road of a Dragon Ball … of the series when working on the film, a baffling piece of history that may very well repeat itself. Heck, all sexual humor seen throughout the series would, without a doubt, be cut out and Master Roshi would be turned into a serious, less satirical version of the great fictional martial arts masters that inspired his creation — in some sense a welcome change, but one that would both enrage many. Now, this is where I start to sound like I’m Pepe Silvia-ing a little, because were there a Dragon Ball Cinematic Universe, Disney wouldn’t hesitate to kill two birds with one stone. Rickiekari 923. Your email address will not be published. My actual educated guess answer would be one of the following: a side-film about Launch, Tien Shinhan’s origins, Yamcha’s desert bandit days, the rise of the Red Ribbon Army or an adaptation of Future Trunks’ timeline as depicted in. So the question posed by a lot of people was what went wrong with Dragonball when it became a live-action movie. Probably not. They are already off to a good start. So no movie studio is going to bet their investment on the long term growth of a series that takes 6 movies to become profitable. However, the much more noticeable mark of this would be the, . The cynical answer to both would be a. money and b. the cracks of a massive media franchise created by a media monopoly showing as said franchise gets too big and desperate for content beyond the limited source material. Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins (live-action movie) Have you seen this? A new live-action Dragon Ball movie is in development, this time with an entirely Asian cast. Directed by Chun-Liang Chen. Confronting the Possibility of a Disney Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie, -slid across the roof of a car using his absurdly strong hair? Because Dragon Ball Z came to America first and the sequel series is much more action focused, it makes for better film material. Not only is this the material western fans are most familiar with, but it represents the start of Goku's life as an adult, and offers more natural opportunities to weave … Heck, all sexual humor seen throughout the series would, without a doubt, be cut out and Master Roshi would be turned into a serious, less satirical version of the great fictional martial arts masters that inspired his creation — in some sense a welcome change, but one that would both enrage many Dragon Ball fans and stand as emblematic of the corporate-created DBCU. Funimation currently owns the licensing rights to Dragon Ball, and they happen to be 95% owned by Sony, a company Disney is in an unending corporate pissing contest with over Spider-Man film rights. 4:11. Dragonball Reborn is an upcoming 2019 live-action science fiction film strongly based on the Japanese Dragon Ball Z manga. Yes, yes I am. Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:22 am by Superman » Hello! Dragonball: Evolution is my least-favorite film of all time. So no movie studio is going to bet their investment on the long term growth of a series that takes 6 movies to become profitable. Starring who and about what? Instead, I see them throwing obscene amounts of money at him and Shonen Jump parent company Shueisha to buy ownership of, . All Dragon Ball movies were originally released in theaters in Japan, typically when the vast majority of Japanese school children are on spring and summer vacations in March and July, although it pairs up with a Dr. Slump movie, usually 60 minutes long. All the while, people will be ignoring it until you get to DBZ. Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:47 am by Superman » All anime's you watch! Since 1986, … . Fox was the company that originally had the rights to the franchise and made Dragon Ball Evolution. The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power. 1 Chi Keung Chan 2 Chow Yun-Fat 2.1 Select filmography 3 Eddie Chan 3.1 … It makes sense because although Dragon Ball looks very diverse, it was originally based of Journey To The West. That means the House of Mouse now has the exclusive right to produce and distribute a cinematic universe based on one of the most important, influential and impactful pieces of pop culture ever made. Apparently, the film will feature an exclusively Asian cast and operate with a very big budget, meaning that executives think this could be the beginning of another blockbuster franchise. What makes me say this? There’s the less-than-great Alita: Battle Angel, the even less impressive Ghost in the Shell and the live-action adaptation of Akira that seems forever stuck in … and a lot less gags, oddball characters and adventures, making for a more serious, serene martial arts tale with quippy MCU-esque humor thrown in and nary a sexual joke in sight. It makes sense because although Dragon Ball looks very diverse, it … While it’s currently unknown whether the movie will be based around the original show or the sequel series Dragon Ball Z, either one is likely to draw in a huge crowd. Dragon Ball Z Movie: Finally the long awaited live action Dragonball Z movie is underway with Goku, Vegeta, Krillin, Piccolo and the gang! Starring who and about what? And speaking of the next one, I’ve no doubt that, for the sake of doubling the box office numbers, Disney would split the Frieza Saga into its subsagas, the Namek Saga film first, followed by the Frieza Saga proper — if it worked for Infinity War, it’ll work for Dragon Ball. How can the Disney Dragon Ball Live action movie succeed. A gang of misfit adventurers band together to stop him. 3:19. empire would become fully automated: what does and doesn’t get added to the franchise and what happens throughout it will be determined by the Disney algorithm, and soon there will be endless Dragon Ball — isn’t that great?! The rumor comes from one of my favorite Instagram artists, ultraraw26, who claims to have heard Disney is planning a new live-action Dragon Ball franchise with the hopes of replicating the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Am I going to play Dabura’s advocate and imagine a Dragon Ball Cinematic Universe (or “DBCU”) at the risk of invoking the wrath of, series and because American fans know its sequel series far better, I’d imagine that Disney would adapt, first, starting with a Saiyan Saga movie. A successful live-action Dragon Ball franchise has to start with the events of Dragon Ball Z. WWE superstar Rhea Ripley has recently stated she'd love the opportunity to play Android 18 in a potential live-action Dragon Ball Z movie. This is a list of actors who portray Dragon Ball characters in live-action adaptations such as the unofficial Chinese film adpatation Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins, the unofficial Korean film adpatation Dragon Ball: Ssawora Son Goku, Igyeora Son Goku, and the American official film adpatation Dragonball Evolution. With Chi-Chiang Chen, Jeannie Hsieh, Tung-Chuan Cheng, San Peng. ... Hidden Dragon and a few other martial arts films. While Goku fights against all-powerful gods, aliens and monsters, Disney’s ownership of these adventures will be the worst villain of all… But hey, we’ll finally get more Dragon Ball Super episodes, so there’s that, right?… Right?! These rumors stem from the fact the Disney now has the rights to make live-action adaptations of the Dragon Ball franchise due to the Fox buyout. The story centers around the adventures of the lead character, Goku, on his 18th birthday.The film began development in 2002, and was directed by James Wong and produced by Stephen Chow. All of the movies have been released in the United States, and are usually released under a shorter title. In fact, it would probably be reimagined with much more of its roots integrated into the adaptation: more. films up until its Disney acquisition. I hate it with every fiber of my being. If not cut out entirely, the Ginyu Force will be over-designed to look like a “realistic Dragon Ball” DeviantArt submission, Frieza’s forms will likely suffer the same fate with the added bonus of CGI mushmouth a la Justice League’s Steppenwolf and an X-Men: Apocalypse-esque makeup debacle that wastes the potential of the actor in the role (I don’t know, Elijah Wood? Zack Snyder’s Justice League May Get A Comic Book Expansio... DC Comics Introducing Non-Binary AU Version Of The Flash Nex... Star Wars: The High Republic Offers First Look At Young Yoda, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Review. Dragonball Evolution is a 2009 American live-action film adaptation of the Dragon Ball franchise produced by 20th Century Fox. Titled “Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins”, the film follows the premise of the 1986 animated movie from the series, “Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies,” according to Comic Book. A live-action Dragon Ball Z cinematic universe from Disney is being rumored which would adapt the popular anime series.. Check out the trailer here! Most of this content has been released in Japan, though the show’s fanbase is spread out throughout the world. While the property is hotter than ever, the animated films have cost far less than their live-action counterparts and received far more money in return. I’m willing to give Disney the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the beginnings of a franchise, so this first entry of a potential Dragon Ball film universe could be pretty dang good. It will be released by 20th Century Fox. Akira Toriyama, the artist who created the franchise, had little to do with the movie… TV Shows. A gang of misfit adventurers band together to stop him. It's been said before but bears repeating; If there is one thing you can do to annoy Dragon Ball fans, it is bring up the anime's live-action past. Disney could bring a live-action Dragon Ball Z movie according to recent rumours. Will Disney ever cash in on weebs? This is a list of actors who portray Dragon Ball characters in live-action adaptations such as the unofficial Chinese film adpatation Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins, the unofficial Korean film adpatation Dragon Ball: Ssawora Son Goku, Igyeora Son Goku, and the American official film adpatation Dragonball Evolution. Even if this isn’t the case, we’d still see some major markers of corporate filmmaking. If the way that Disney attempted to “correct” choices made in. Likely a Disney+ original, the live-action, series would have to tone down just about everything from the source material. The rumor comes from one of my favorite Instagram artists, ultraraw26, who claims to have heard Disney is planning a new live-action Dragon Ball franchise with the hopes of replicating the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We will likely see baffling decisions made by completely out-of-touch executives attempting to keep those live-action Z-fighters toys flying off the shelves by overstuffing the Buu movie with action, “fixes” to the source material and probably a fully redesigned Majin Buu that veers away from his fat, jovial self and into frightening horror territory. Dragon Ball was adapted into two animes, called Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. Well, after possibly cycling through Dragon Ball Z movies for more spinoffs, Disney might make another frightening media monopoly power move and go after the source of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama himself. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. However, the much more noticeable mark of this would be the connections. Hollywood dropped all the dragon balls when 20th Century Fox made an official adaptation of Akira Toriyama’s beloved series. Our … My actual educated guess answer would be one of the following: a side-film about Launch, Tien Shinhan’s origins, Yamcha’s desert bandit days, the rise of the Red Ribbon Army or an adaptation of Future Trunks’ timeline as depicted in The History of Trunks. 3; Disney seems to be unstoppable at the moment. And speaking of the next one, I’ve no doubt that, for the sake of doubling the box office numbers, Disney would split the Frieza Saga into its subsagas, the Namek Saga film first, followed by the Frieza Saga proper — if it worked for. Live action DBZ wouldn't work out well, sure, but "live action" DBZ ala The Lion King (2019) could look pretty cool. Dragon Ball fans as of late, have started sharing their thoughts on Reddit about this topic, with most of them wanting another movie. I’ve no idea how much money or convincing it might take for Toriyama and Shueisha to concede and sell Dragon Ball to Disney, but I assure you, they will do all it takes to get their way. In 2009, Hollywood made a live-action version of Dragon Ball called Dragon Ball Evolution. fans and stand as emblematic of the corporate-created DBCU. Watch: The Dynamic Duo Returns In The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Trailer, Watch: Star Wars: The Bad Batch Trailer Teases A Thrilling Adventure, Watch: Owen Wilson Joins The MCU In First Loki Trailer, Watch: Tom Holland Becomes Marty McFly In Back To The Future Fan Trailer, Watch: Nicolas Cage Is On The Hunt In National Treasure 3 Fan Trailer, Watch: The Dark Knight Battles Machines In Batman Vs. Terminator Fan Trailer, Wanda Will Reportedly Be Responsible For Electro Coming Into The MCU, Marvel Reportedly Plans To Make At Least 3 More Deadpool Movies, New Matrix 4 Theory Says Neo’s Return Is Part Of The Oracle’s Plan. From TV movies to theatrical releases to live-action adaptations, here’s every Dragon Ball movie ever released in chronological order. Who knows if Disney will ever cash in on the live-action, rights they acquired from Fox, but if they ever journeyed down the road of a, Cinematic Universe, they would likely go full force. What’s the solution to this? A rather tame live-action sci-fi flick. Casting The Dream Live Action Dragonball Z Movie. Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think! The initial manga, written and illustrated by Toriyama, was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995, with the 519 individual chapters collected into 42 tankōbon volumes by its publisher Shueisha. This has been done at least once before and it tanked, HARD. In fact, it will go all-in on the Majin Buu film, and by all-in I mean it will attempt to fix what many have deemed the worst saga in all of Dragon Ball Z. Since this undeniable bomb of a film, there has never been another attempt to make a live-action Dragon Ball film (aside from fan creations). Piccolo’s meaningful sacrifice to save Gohan followed up by a jab at Goku for being a bad dad), overdesigned Saiyan armor, and worst of all, teases all throughout the film that not-so-subtly scream at the viewers to go see the next one. And if Disney obtain ownership of Dragon Ball, they can make more manga chapters, more anime, more live-action adaptations of them, more video games, more trading card games and so on and so forth. Soon enough the Disney Dragon Ball empire would become fully automated: what does and doesn’t get added to the franchise and what happens throughout it will be determined by the Disney algorithm, and soon there will be endless Dragon Ball — isn’t that great?! Remember that part in Dragon Ball: Evolution when Justin Chatwin’s Goku Dukes-of-Hazzard-slid across the roof of a car using his absurdly strong hair? The Top 20 Horror Movies Of 2019: Tethered Terrors (Part I). Like Cell and Majin Buu’s absorption powers, Disney will grow stronger upon each devoured entity, never stopping until they are the most powerful in existence. With Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum. Dragon Ball fans know the sting of a failed live-action movie. They are already off to a good start. A live-action Dragon Ball Z cinematic universe from Disney is being rumored which would adapt the popular anime series.. And if Disney obtain ownership of. I’m willing to give Disney the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the beginnings of a franchise, so this first entry of a potential, Starting the film with Goku’s death would be the quickest way to get into the action, and Goku’s training under King Kai and Gohan’s time with Piccolo would serve as the second act, which would come to a climax and end with Goku and Vegeta’s battle, a duel that would likely be a CGI mess. Though there are no current plans for any live-action adaptations of Akira Toriyama's iconic shonen series, Ripley has been a very public fan of the work for her entire career. series would come to a grinding halt to essentially pull the audience aside and tell them what’s going to be important later and what ties in with the movies. Other Disney-ified elements would manifest in most, of the cast being white, horrible quips undercutting every emotional moment (. Directed by James Wong. Two bootleg Dragon Ball live-action films, one from China and the other from Korea, released in the early '90s might be the closest fans will ever get to seeing a live-action adaptation of the early days of Dragon Ball. Mark Hamill Calls Out Space Force For Ripping Off Star Wars ... A Classic Robin Williams Movie Hits Netflix Next Month. Dragon Ball could be an excellent follow up to Disney’s live-action Jungle Book and Mulan movies by focusing more on Asian leading actors. It was released in Japan on March 13, 2009, in the United Kingdom on April 8, … Movies. Likely a Disney+ original, the live-action Dragon Ball series would have to tone down just about everything from the source material. » JAPANESE DRAGON BALL MOVIE (AKIRA TORIYAMA INVOLVED!) By the time it reaches the Buu saga, our fictional, . Funimation currently owns the licensing rights to, Now, this is where I start to sound like I’m Pepe Silvia-ing a little, because were there a. distribution rights, as well as a number of other popular anime. Dragon Ball Live Action Cast 2020. Dragon Ball Evolution: 10 Things You Never Knew About This Terrible Live-Action Anime Movie. Additionally, by this point in the DBCU, Disney will quickly realize that they could be making more money off of the Dragon Ball franchise, specifically by owning the North American distribution and dubbing rights to the anime. Tell us, are you excited for a potential Dragon Ball Z movie? A popular Japanese manga series gets a pleasing if paint-by-numbers live-action makeover in Dragonball Evolution, which half-heartedly tries to keep the faith for its pubescent male fanbase. is any indication, it won’t end well. It will take at least 3 movies (properly, 6 movies) to get through the original Dragon Ball. The Best Horror Movies To Stream This Halloween. We’re only three movies in, so strap in, folks. This has been done at least once before and it tanked, HARD. The cynical answer to both would be a. money and b. the cracks of a massive media franchise created by a media monopoly showing as said franchise gets too big and desperate for content beyond the limited source material. It starred Justin Chatwin as Goku. While all this is going on, Disney would be gearing up for the Android and Cell sagas — which would be split into two, possibly three films — as well as developing one or more spinoff series. Het verhaal gaat over de avonturen van het hoofdpersonage Son Goku.Er werd aan de film begonnen in 2002, maar vanwege complicaties met scriptschrijvers en contracten werden de rechten in de koelkast gestopt. The show finished airing in Japanese on March 25, 2018, and its English dubbed version was done on October 5, 2019. Land of Myths" With more than 20 movies to its name, Dragon Ball has a large enough cinematic franchise that can go toe-to-toe with the likes of James Bond in terms of scale, popularity, and influence. This moment is only one among the many poor decisions made in the making of the critical and commercial failure that was the live-action Western Dragon Ball film. Though there are no current plans for any live-action adaptations of Akira Toriyama's iconic shonen series, Ripley has been a very public fan of the work for her entire career. Dragonball Reborn Both Justin Chatwin (Goku) and James Marsters (Piccolo) have signed up for at least two more films. Dragon Ball (Japanese: ドラゴンボール, Hepburn: Doragon Bōru) is a Japanese media franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. While Goku fights against all-powerful gods, aliens and monsters, Disney’s ownership of these adventures will be the worst villain of all… But hey, we’ll finally get more, What Your Fire Emblem: Three Houses Blue Lions Romance Says About You, 5 Dragon Ball Z Games That Don’t Exist, But Should, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Adds a New, Female Member of the Ginyu Force, Guinness World Record Set for ‘Most People Performing a Dragon Ball Kamehameha’, 7 Anime Games That Never Made it to Japan, 8 Items from Other Games That Should Be in Fortnite, 10 Classic PlayStation Games You Should Track Down Right Now. Dragon Ball has appeared on the big screen multiple times over the years, sometimes in animated films or live-action films -- and yes, films, as in there have been multiple live-action Dragon Ball films. This moment is only one among the many poor decisions made in the making of the critical and commercial failure that was the live-action Western. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. What makes me say this? It starred Justin Chatwin as Goku. , they can make more manga chapters, more anime, more live-action adaptations of them, more video games, more trading card games and so on and so forth. We would eventually come to find that part of the blame lay in the fact that Director James Wong had no prior knowledge of the series when working on the film, a baffling piece of history that may very well repeat itself. Somewhere along the line of making the MCU, Disney developed the misconception that fans love being metaphorically winked at with nods, loud and abundant connections, “hey, remember this?”’s and references to other entries in the shared universe, so most episodes of a Disney+ Dragon Ball series would come to a grinding halt to essentially pull the audience aside and tell them what’s going to be important later and what ties in with the movies. Dragon Ball could be an excellent follow up to Disney’s live-action Jungle Book and Mulan movies by focusing more on Asian leading actors. The Disney Dragon Ball Live Action will be an all Asian cast as the title of this article says. Here are the top five: ), and Goku’s Super Saiyan transformation will likely be revealed in the trailer months before the film’s release and will probably have dialogue similar to the old dub that painted him as an “Ally to good, nightmare to you [Frieza]” as well as its own share of strange design and CGI choices. In fact, it seems like they’re just getting started. For more of his work, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcasts, Pop Cultured and Influenca. Most Dragon Ball fans concur that the live-action film Evolution was a bad idea, but there are still interesting facts and trivia behind it. Doctor Who 12x10 "The Timeless Child" Review, Doctor Who Season 12x09 "Ascension Of The Cybermen" Review. The Internet's Roasting Tom Holland's New Movie For Its Terr... Arnold Schwarzenegger Praises Chris Pratt, Says He's A Fanta... HBO Max Adding Over 200 Movies And TV Shows Next Month, GameStop Reportedly Allowing Cyberpunk 2077 Refunds As Well. of these spinoffs will be announced… and then some will be delayed… and then reshot… and then cancelled, then changed to a TV miniseries that fails and is later retconned and so on and so forth. In any case, we’ll be sure to bring you more details on this exciting news as they pour in, but in the meantime, we want to hear your thoughts on all this. It is the first official live-action adaptation of the Dragon Ball manga. With a Buu Saga film out, spinoffs and TV series winding down to their ends and significantly less substance to adapt from Dragon Ball Super, Disney’s Dragon Ball Cinematic Universe would begin to be starved for source material to adapt. Dragonball Reborn Both Justin Chatwin (Goku) and James Marsters (Piccolo) have signed up for at least two more films. ), and Goku’s Super Saiyan transformation will likely be revealed in the trailer months before the film’s release and will probably have dialogue similar to the old dub that painted him as an “Ally to good, nightmare to you [Frieza]” as well as its own share of strange design and CGI choices. Phase 4: Toriyama, Theme Parks, Endless Dragon Ball, With a Buu Saga film out, spinoffs and TV series winding down to their ends and significantly less substance to adapt from, movies for more spinoffs, Disney might make another frightening media monopoly power move and go after the source of, No, they’re not going to kidnap him and force him to make more, (though I won’t rule it out). Dragon Ball Z Live Action Film in the Works A small company known as K&K productions are currently hard at work on a live action Dragon Ball Z project. Continue scrolling to keep reading … With Chi-Chiang Chen, Jeannie Hsieh, Tung-Chuan Cheng, San Peng. Even if this isn’t the case, we’d still see some major markers of corporate filmmaking. Like Cell and Majin Buu’s absorption powers, Disney will grow stronger upon each devoured entity, never stopping until they are the most powerful in existence. 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