Fox Pushes ‘Dragonball’ to 2009

Release dates move from August 15, 2008 to April 3, 2009.
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Fox Pushes ‘Dragonball’ to 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.

Sources: 20th Century Fox

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  • elrocho • 6 years ago

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

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    • instead8909 • 6 years ago

      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.

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      • marcusx • 6 years ago

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

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        • silent-reactor99-sx • 6 years ago

          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.

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          • champ2 • 6 years ago

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

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            • dfella • 6 years ago

              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!

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              • supercanayaz • 7 years ago

                Reboot, Reboot now!!!.

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                • marcusx • 7 years ago

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

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                  • marcusx • 7 years ago

                    bringing it back

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                    • ghettokid • 7 years ago

                      Foolishness

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                      • chombe • 7 years ago

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

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                        • deadwolvpunstri • 7 years ago

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

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                          • o0cynix0o • 7 years ago

                            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.

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                            • girishman • 7 years ago

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

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                              • dashit24t • 7 years ago

                                thats bullsh*t we want to watch it now

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                                • solarxi • 7 years ago

                                  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

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                                  • solarxi • 7 years ago

                                    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

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                                    • unolazyboy • 7 years ago

                                      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???

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                                      • sxers2k1 • 7 years ago

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

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                                        • zeus • 7 years ago

                                          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!!

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