Fox Pushes ‘Dragonball’ to 2009

Release dates move from August 15, 2008 to April 3, 2009.

20th Century Fox has pushed back the release date of the Dragonball movie from August 15, 2008 to April 3, 2009.

No explanation has come from the studio about the date shift, but now, instead of going up against the theatrical release of the Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder, the Emma Roberts starrer Wild Child, and it's very own Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the film has now slotted itself during a week in 2009 in which no film has yet to announce it's release date.

Dragonball is adapted from the manga created by Akira Toriyama; the work was also turned into a Japanese anime series that played all over the world. It tells the story of an alien sent to destroy Earth, who has a change of heart and decides to join the humans in their fight against various aliens and bad guys. Justin Chatwin is starring as the hero Goku, while James Marsters will play the villain Piccolo in the sci-fi adventure.

The film stars Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Eriko Tamura, Joon Park and Chow Yun-Fat.

Dragonball Evolution was released April 10th, 2009 and stars Justin Chatwin, Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, James Marsters, Joon Park, Eriko Tamura, Randall Duk Kim. The film is directed by James Wong.

Sources: 20th Century Fox
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Comments (334)

  1. Rock

    this turn into a box office flop like i predicted , you fan boys can kiss the sequels good buy

    6 years agoby @elrochoFlag

  2. WongFu

    You'll be surprised how many people have seen this film, I know because I have a part time job working in the local theater.

    6 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  3. Marcusx

    lets try to bring this back up shall we? yes we shall?

    6 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  4. silent_reactor99_sx

    Take it for what it is, it's a revision, they can do whatever the hell they want, I for one won't be watching it cuz it's a total abomination to the entire series.

    6 years agoby @silent-reactor99-sxFlag

  5. ALor2

    who cares! no one is going to go see this anyways.

    6 years agoby @champ2Flag

  6. Dfella504

    i'm sorry....but this sh*t has gone to far! why don't you people out there in hollywood see what the f*ck is happining! think bout all those movies that have those big budgets don't make sh*t! now you want to f*ck up the best action cartoon in history!! you f*cks! that sh*t go back fire in your mf face's! how you gonna have a weak ass whiteboy playin a jap.,cartoon person? that sh*t was made over ther not here that sh*t aint right! just cause you cast cho yun, that makes it ok? i don't think so, the real fans can xpect this will not be the dbz we no and love so don't go an see that bullsh*t please!! think of the real dbz? i'm not being a race's, we no that sh*t aint an american cartoon g! so be real bout you comments ok fam! holla!

    6 years agoby @dfellaFlag

  7. SuperCanayaZ

    Reboot, Reboot now!!!.

    6 years agoby @supercanayazFlag

  8. Marcusx

    krillin on NONE of the upcoming sequels? that is subject to change im sure. Doc, did you give phat your ssn and address yet?

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  9. Marcusx

    bringing it back

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  10. The Doctor


    7 years agoby @ghettokidFlag

  11. ???

    this is going to suk badly i just know it ugh makes me mad its so dumb and stpid

    7 years agoby @chombeFlag

  12. DeadWolvPunStri

    Drangonball sucks it's gonna big one big f*g flick

    7 years agoby @deadwolvpunstriFlag

  13. O0cynix0o

    It tells the story of an alien sent to destroy Earth, who has a change of heart and decides to join the humans in their fight against various aliens and bad guys.

    Goku hits his head as a kid and forgets who he is. He doesn't have a change of heart.

    7 years agoby @o0cynix0oFlag

  14. G Irish

    Come on people at fox the people are speaking listen.. Wheres Krillin my fav man

    7 years agoby @girishmanFlag

  15. dashit24t

    thats bullsh*t we want to watch it now

    7 years agoby @dashit24tFlag

  16. Solar XI

    I agreewith you lazyboy, maybe krillin will be introduced in a sequel. I will go see this. I am a little disappointed with a white guy as Goku

    7 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  17. Solar XI

    That is some bullsh*t. Dragonball is freakin awesome. I was hoping for this since like forever. well since its pushed back might as well take the time to make it better...can;t wait for a trailer

    7 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  18. UNoLazyboy

    What!?!?! Thats gay he's like one of the central figues in the whole series up until the end but w/e..He's also the comedy relief in the show. How do you know that he will not be in any sequels if there is even going to be one???

    7 years agoby @unolazyboyFlag

  19. Phatlightning

    krillin won't be in any of it, sequels either.

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  20. zeus

    lAZYBOY,i know what u mean,but if the movie has good effects and sticks to the story,as u said the fans know,they can pull it off,looking forward to it!!

    7 years agoby @zeusFlag

  21. UNoLazyboy

    i think the movie will be decent not great. but for any fan who likes the draganball story will find it entertaining. I know I'll go see it. Probably could of picked a better Goku. But, ya never know he might surprise us. The only thing I'm dissappointed about is that Krillin does not seem to be in this film, which sucks cuz he's my favorite character. If I'm wrong feel free to let me know.

    7 years agoby @unolazyboyFlag

  22. Phatlightning

    i will kill all of you nay-sayers.. now, would you all kindly leave your name, social security number and an address you can be reached well as if you are susceptible to any diseases, I would greatly appreciate it.

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  23. T.Clark

    I think that all these avatarless people r the same person

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  24. Diaigma

    Will not be worth a theater dollar. Already know that for a fact.

    7 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  25. ManSlayer

    omg this movie better half a lot of explosion because they better not make it boring i dont think that the cartoon was boring they should make this one very realistic and at least 65% action and 35% speech

    7 years agoby @manslayerFlag

  26. sirmetro

    to avoid further embarasssment,people like Murcusx should just keep their views to their retarded selves.Coz when this sh*tty movie comes out,it is gonna suck.
    We will see some people changin their user names.
    Fox should just leave the sh*t.

    7 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  27. Marcusx

    what the f*ck are you talking about?

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  28. thicketclown

    they need to hurry with the dragonballz movie so that we can watch it but they need to but broly of in there but on the good side then they will be unstopable

    7 years agoby @thicketclownFlag

  29. Marcusx

    lol have you heard of any others?

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

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