A live-action Dragon Ball Z cinematic universe from Disney is being rumored which would adapt the popular anime series.
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.
The Instagram user notes this is only a rumor and doesn’t know if it is true, but that he hopes to see Super Saiyan 4 make an entrance one day on the live-action screen.
I heard this rumor few days ago that Disney is planning to start a new Dragon Ball live action franchise with hope of replicating the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now this is only a rumor, I don’t know if it’s TRUE or what.
I only hope to see super saiyan 4 make an entrance one day on the live action screen.
Ultraraw26 also posted the following cool Dragon Ball fan art:
Disney owns Dragon Ball rights
What is interesting about the rumor is that Disney does now own the film rights to the Dragon Ball Z franchise, as Fox Studios previously owned the rights, so when Disney recently purchased Fox Studios and its assets, the Dragon Ball Z film rights also carried over to Disney.
There have been around twenty Dragon Ball animated films released which have been really successful (Broly brought in $124.5 million worldwide); however, the three live-action films, which include Dragonball Evolution released by Fox in 2009 ($55.7 million), the Korean Dragon Ball: Ssawora Son Goku, Igyeora Son Goku (1990) and the Chinese Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins (1991) didn’t do all that well at the box office.
On a related note, check out the cool Dragon Ball Untold fan site that just launched offering “End Time” webcomics, characters bios and lots more.