With a new Dragon Ball Super movie on the way, anime fans have come up with a few theories that are possible in canon.
On May 9 he finally gave fans that answer, revealing that Akira Toriyama had written a new Dragon Ball movie that will be released in 2022. At this time, few details are known about the film except that it will feature a “character. unexpected “and will have many action scenes and innovative animations.
Naturally, this has led to a lot of speculation from fans, with some quite outrageous theories about the new anime film, while others are quite sensible. La Verdad Noticias shares 10 of them below.
Theories for Dragon Ball Super Movie 2
8. Tarble could cement his place in the canon once and for all and maybe even become a fighter.
“Me! Son Goku And His Friends Return !! ” has a questionable place in the Dragon Ball myths, despite the fact that Akira Toriyama has written the initial draft. That includes Vegeta’s estranged brother Tarble, briefly mentioned in Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods (also written by Toriyama), but omitted in his DBS adaptation.
Its only canonical mention is in Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Tarble’s return would be welcome and quite surprising, as Tarble is not a fighter. However, Toriyama could revise the character. If he decides otherwise, it could reveal that Tarble was inspired to train after visiting his brother on Earth.
7. Toriyama could adapt Baby or Hatchiyack, who have strong connections to Saiyan history, and maybe even renew Baby Vegeta.
The creator of Dragon Ball could bring back Baby from Dragon Ball GT or Hatchiyack from the Plan to eradicate OVA and Saiyans games. The YouTube channel CriticSightOfficial even stated in December 2020 that an anonymous source claimed that Baby Vegeta would be the next villain for the film.
They would be surprising, albeit dubious, options given Raichi’s obscurity and Dragon Ball GT’s divisive reputation. However, it’s not that far-fetched when you consider that both characters ‘backstory, the Saiyans’ war with the Tuffles, was the brainchild of Akira Toriyama; although it is never mentioned in the manga.
6. Toriyama could create video game characters that he co-created like Towa, Mira, Android 21, Chronoa, and Time Patrol Trunks Canon.
Toriyama has created or designed many recent Dragon Ball video game characters, including Dragon Ball Online and Dragon Ball: Fighter Z. However, the games have explored them so thoroughly that Toriyama may choose not to use them to avoid retreading familiar ground.
Still, the author may have unique ideas for canonizing these characters. Time Patrol Trunks is an easy pick, as Future Trunks and Mai currently share a timeline with other versions of themselves, perhaps making them more open to exploring and fixing new timelines for the Supreme Kai of Time.
5. The film could adapt the Arco De Moro.
Moro’s Arch in the Dragon Ball Super manga is the only complete story that has not been adapted to animation. Adapting it into film form seems like the easiest move, given that Akira Toriyama and the anime staff already have a finished version of the story that they can use as a model.
While it is a clear possibility, it also seems somewhat unlikely. Toriyama has stated that he has written the script himself and has not mentioned the involvement of Toyotaro, who co-created Moro’s story and probably wrote most of it. So it seems more likely that the movie is a news story written solely by Toriyama.
4. The film could revisit the universes of the Tournament of Power or explore those that did not participate.
Given the sheer number of characters introduced in the Tournament of Power, it almost feels strange that they haven’t appeared in the Super manga since. The new Dragon Ball movie could make up for a lost time by bringing back some of those characters.
Goku and Vegeta were finally able to see Planet Sadala from Universe 6 with Cabba, Kale, and Caulifla, for example. Alternatively, they could visit the universes that were exempt from the ToP. Since those worlds had higher fighting levels than all the universes participating in the tournament, they undoubtedly have worthy opponents.
3. Broly could return to have a rematch or team up with Goku.
This theory ranks high on many fans’ charts, as the reworking of the character in Dragon Ball Super: Broly was very well received. Other than that, Broly has only reappeared in flashbacks, making his return seem long overdue.
Toriyama has stated that the character at the heart of the film will be one that fans won’t expect, however, and Broly definitely wouldn’t be the most surprising choice.
Still, their inclusion seems more than possible, as both Goku and Broly were interested in a friendly rematch. Also, as many have speculated, Broly would be a pretty good candidate for the role of God of Destruction.
2. Toriyama could make a cooler canon.
Even before his reinvention, Broly was by far the most popular Dragon Ball Z movie villain (though also the most divisive). It makes sense, then, that Toriyama wants to take on another movie fan-favorite villain, like Cooler, Frieza’s older brother.
Bringing Cooler to interact with Freeza is almost too good of an opportunity to pass up, especially if Cooler remains the more serious warrior of the two with no lost love for his younger brother. It would also be interesting if he keeps his unique Cooler’s Revenge transformation.
1. Toriyama could become canon to other beloved movie villains.
While Cooler seems like the most obvious choice, given his connections to Freeza, there are plenty of well-regarded Z-movie villains that Toriyama could reimagine. How could a new and more powerful Janemba, originally created in Another World, compete with Beerus and Whis, for example?
Or how could Toriyama reimagine the monstrous Hirudegarn and his noble (and very Dragon Quest-like) arch-nemesis, Tapion? Even Garlic Jr., the only enemy in Movie Z to have his own anime arc, could be fair game, along with Super Android 13 and Bojack and his pirates. The Dr. Wheelo seems less likely, although a Turles renewed seems possible.