It looks like a familiar foe is coming back to haunt Goku and company, as Toei finally announces the Dragon Ball Super film’s official title, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. And from its title, it looks like the villain is going to be Goku’s most muscle-bound opponent ever, Broly. Toei also unveiled a brand new key visual which features Goku and Vegeta, along with Broly of course.

The visual also reveals the film’s 14th December premiere in Japan. It also confirms that the anime itself will also get IMAX, MX4D, and 4DX screenings there as well. Meanwhile, creator Akira Toriyama, who is also writing the film’s scripts, released a comment on the reveal:

Everyone, do you know who Broly is?

He appeared only in past anime films, and is a ridiculously strong Saiyan. I am told I only drew his design; at that time I was mostly uninvolved with the anime, and so I completely forgot the details.

Even now it seems Broly is still very popular not just in Japan, but overseas as well, and because of that, the supervisors suggested, “Why don’t we make the movie about Broly this time?”

At that time I was shown the film, and I felt that it would become really interesting depending on how it’s arranged, so we started talking immediately about including [Broly] into the Dragon Ball Super series.

In order to not disappoint Broly fans, I was conscious of Broly’s past image, while also giving him new aspects, and I think he ended up as a fascinating Broly.

Of course, the film won’t just show amazing battles — it will also show what kind of fate Goku, Vegeta, and Broly will follow when they meet; how the Frieza Army is connected; and the history of the Saiyans — the content of the film is dramatic and has a huge scale.

That greatest Saiyan, Broly, appears!
There will be lots of other content that will be included for all the fans, so please look forward to it and wait a little longer until it is complete!!

Though Broly only appeared in a couple of Dragon Ball films, his impact is huge. Many even consider him as one of the greatest Dragon Ball villains of all time, and that’s saying a lot. And the fact that he’s coming back will certainly get fans very excited indeed!

source: Toei