Rumor: A Live-Action Disney Dragon Ball Movie Is Possibly In Development

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A rumor has surfaced about another live-action Dragon Ball movie. Allegedly, Disney is supposedly working on an adaptation of the show. This suggestion comes from We Got This Covered, the same source that suggested a live-action version of Return of Jafar could be in development ahead of Aladdin’s producer, Dan Lin, saying in a SyFy Wire interview that they were “certainly talking about another movie.”

When it comes to the possible Disney Dragon Ball movie, there are very few details available right now about this potential project. The only information provided from the sources noted it would have an Asian cast and big budget.

As for past Dragon Ball live action movies, one people might recall is Dragonball Evolution. This 2009 movie from 20th Century Fox did not have an Asian cast, was very loosely adapted from the source material, and had James Marsters, who played Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as Lord Piccolo. It is important to note that was a 20th Century Fox film, and Disney acquired that as part of the 21st Century Fox acquisition on March 20, 2019.

The next Dragon Ball video game will be Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, which will come to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan on January 16, 2020, then to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in North America and Europe in early 2020.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.