It’s been 17 years since a Dragon Ball Z movie; apparently DBZ creator Akira Toriyama felt that was long enough.
Last year Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods was released in Japan, and thanks to FUNimation, it will be hitting theaters here in the USA in August. Comingsoon posted the press release:
Prepare for the Dragon Ball Z experience of a lifetime as Earth's greatest heroes hit the big screen in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!
Following the events from the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it's too late. Only Goku, humanity's last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe! Fans of the series will be delighted to know that Battle of Gods is an original work from Dragon Ball creator, himself, Akira Toriyama.
"We're very excited to be bringing Battle of Gods to movie theaters across the country this summer," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment. "Dragon Ball Z has always been a huge part of everything we do at FUNimation and, speaking as a fan myself, I can't wait to watch it on the big screen." FUNimation Entertainment will be partnering with Screenvision, a leader in cinema advertising and alternative content, to bring Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods to over 350 screens across the US & Canada.
Along with the release of this movie there is a rumor floating around the Internet that there is a brand new DBZ series coming out. There is no info verifying the new series, so at this point it is all speculation, but I wouldn’t complain if it came out.
Below are the trailer for the Japanese release of the movie and a link to the official DBZ site.