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It's Official: New Dragon Ball Super Movie Coming In 2022

Towards the end of last week, a snafu on behalf of Toei Animation Europe accidentally outed the existence of a new Dragon Ball Super movie. The official announcement arrived a few days later on May 9 aka Goku Day,- a new Super movie was indeed on the way, and it is due to hit Japanese cinemas in 2022.

The last instalment in the massive Dragon Ball franchise, Dragon Ball Super: Broly was the first movie to have the Super named attached. On its release in 2018, Broly grossed more than $124 million worldwide, including over $30 million in the United States. Since the franchise came back to life with comeback movie Battle Of The Gods, it's only continued to grow, winning over fans new and old.

It was only a matter of time before a new movie was announced. It had been confirmed that another movie was on the way, in an interview included on the Broly Blu-ray release, but we had no idea of when it would actually arrive. It's likely that production would have been delayed by the events of the past year.  

There's still no more specific release date- not even a month or even a quarter. It also is only currently confirmed for Japanese release during that period. However, considering how popular Dragon Ball is across the world, we would wager that Funimation will want to get the film on screens in the United States and the United Kingdom as soon as possible after the Japanese release. If the English version is produced concurrently with the original,  a simultaneous release isn't outside the realm of possibilities.

Plot details are currently being kept under wraps- we don't even have a title yet- but creator Akira Toriyama has confirmed that he will be heavily involved and will be providing the story and character designs for the new film. In his announcement, he teases that the film will explore "unexplored territory" in terms of visuals and feature "unexpected characters".  Let the baseless speculation start now!