Dragon Ball Super has recently announced that its next film, Super Hero, is set to release worldwide this summer, with Crunchyroll handling the distribution of the upcoming movie around the globe. While the movie will be hitting theaters this June in Japan, the exact release date for North America has yet to be revealed. The return of the Red Ribbon Army will see Gohan and Piccolo stepping up to the plate, with Android 18 being featured in the marketing material, but no sign of 17 as the movie approaches. With the roster fairly stacked as it stands, it will be interesting to see if 17 makes an appearance when it comes to the return of the criminal organization responsible for his creation.
Android 17 may have begun as a villain in Dragon Ball Z, but he has evolved into one of the Z-Fighters’ most powerful members, winning the Tournament of Power and saving all the universes that Universe 7 was battling against. With 17 playing an important part throughout the Moro Arc and becoming a force in his own right, one cosplayer has transported viewers back to the days of Dragon Ball Z by replicating the android’s first appearance.
Instagram Cosplayer Elia Fery shared this new take on Android 17, bringing back the android’s classic look which he has since given up since fighting alongside Goku and the other Z-Fighters and even starting a family of his own, which viewers of Dragon Ball Super have yet to see with their own eyes: While characters such as Gotenks, 18, Krillin, and more are slated to return for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, many fans have been theorizing that the movie might be a stealth platform for bringing back Cell, the villain that nearly killed the trio of androids during the Cell Saga. With trailers hinting at a mysterious capsule that seems to be set to burst wide open, it is definitely possible that Super Hero will bring back the major villain especially since he’s one of the only characters from Dragon Ball Z that has yet to be brought back from the grave.
Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment have officially announced that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be Crunchyroll’s first worldwide theatrical release will be kicking off this Summer beginning in August. The film will be hitting theaters in North America thanks to Crunchyroll, and will be releasing in international religions such as Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia thanks to Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment in both its original Japanese audio with English subtitles and with an English dub.
What do you think of this new take on Android 17? Do you think the android will make a return in the next Shonen movie? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero will be hitting theaters in Japan beginning this June, and now Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment have confirmed their plans for a worldwide release for the new movie beginning this Summer! With many of the changes going on under the hood with Crunchyroll and Funimation uniting into a single unit lately, many fans had been wondering what that would mean for Funimation’s formerly exclusively licensed releases for potential theatrical launches such as the next upcoming project for Dragon Ball Super. But now all of those wonders can be put to bed as Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is hitting theaters around the world this Summer.
The film will be hitting theaters in Japan first on June 11th, but there has yet to be a concrete date set for its international release just yet. But with the film unfortunately delayed from its initially scheduled release date back in April, thankfully the worldwide release has not been impacted too much considering Toei Animation had confirmed that their initial plans for a Summer release on North America earlier this year. As for what to expect from the new film, Crunchyroll has revealed a new synopsis for it as well.
With an original story, screenplay and character designs from original creator Akira Toriyama, Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment officially tease Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero as such, “The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves “Super Heroes”. They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army’s objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero!”
What do you think? Are you excited to see Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero later this Summer? What are you hoping to see in the new movie? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!