Toei Animation had a special treat for fans who were celebrating Goku Day. It has been announced that a new Dragon Ball Super movie is currently in development and will premiere in 2022.
The announcement was made by Toei Animation along with a special message from creator Akira Toriyama who hyped up the new film.
“An all new movie since Dragon Ball Super: Broly is currently in the making! Just like the previous movie, I’m heavily leading the story and dialogue production for another amazing film,” Toriyama wrote. He then pointed out that he is unable to discuss the details but wants fans to look forward to the film.
“I really shouldn’t talk too much about the plot yet, but be prepared for some extreme and entertaining bouts, which may feature an unexpected character. We’ll be charting through some unexplored territory in terms of the visual aesthetics to give the audience an amazing ride, so I hope everybody will look forward to the new movie!” Toriyama wrote.
This is great news indeed considering that it has been almost three years in Dragon Ball Super: Broly. In addition to that, we're excited to know that Toriyama will once again be involved in the project.
The announcement comes at an interesting time considering that another anime film is currently taking the US by storm. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train has finally been released theatrically in North America and has been dominating the domestic box office.
Interestingly, Mugen Train just overtook Dragon Ball Super's US box office haul of $31 million. Will the new Dragon Ball film manage to defeat the Demon Slayer movie? We'll find out for sure next year.
The new Dragon Ball Super movie has not yet been given an official title nor a release date. However, it is already expected to premiere in 2022.