A new Dragonball Z movie is in the works for next year, and it looks like it's going to be a doozy.
As revealed by the poster below (courtesy of Anime News Network) and an official plot summary, classic DBZ villain Frieza is coming back from the grave, no doubt to ruin Goku's life. Check it out.
The name of the film is Dragonball Z: Fukkatsu no F, which translates to "F Is for Resurrection." That "F" of course is referring to Frieza, who is returning to the realm of the living after being defeated by Goku and later sliced in half by future Trunks. Below is the official plot summary.
"An Earth where peace has arrived. However, remnants of Frieza's army Sorbet and Tagoma (from the Japanese word for 'egg') arrive on the planet. Their goal is to revive Frieza with the dragon balls. Their dastardly wish is granted, the "F" that plans its revenge against the Saiyans is revived...! "
Sorbet and Tagoma are new characters from the mind of DBZ creator Akira Toriyama, and are both survivors of Frieza's army and his servants. Sounds like bad news for Goku and the Z fighters, but good news for Dragonball Z fans. The film will be considered official canon and will be a sequel to this year's Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods, which saw a limited North American theatrical release courtesy of Funimation. Two of the new characters introduced in Battle of Gods, the god of destruction Beerus and his attendant, Whis, also look to be returning.
It seems safe to assume that once resurrected, Frieza will be much more powerful than before. After all, Goku defeated him on Planet Namek quite a while ago and has only continued to grow in power over the course of the series.
Dragonball Z: Fukkatsu no F will be released theatrically in Japan on April 18, 2015. No word yet on a North American release, but given the success of the most recent film it seems safe to assume this new film will also make it overseas.