Layout for future Dragonball movies

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  1. Aliens-Predator Registered

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    Hopefully if the movies are successful theyll make more so here is how i think future movies should go.


    Dragonball - Piccolo/Jr saga

    Dragonball Z - Saiyan saga

    Dragonball Z: The Legandary Super Saiyan - Frieza saga

    Dragonball Z: Destruction of Cell - Cell saga

    Dragonball Z: Extinction - Buu saga


    I know the Android saga took up a big part of the story but really i cant see it as a movie as it was just a setup for Cell.
     
  2. Superwoman Prime Damaged Beyond Repair

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    I think they'll definitely be combining some sagas. They must not go overboard with it. This trilogy could so easily become convoluted. They need to strip it down, retain the fundamental storyline skeleton, and then work at making it comprehensible.

    It'd be good news for fans if Dragonball was a prologue movie of sorts for a live-action Dragonball Z trilogy... and not have Dragonball be a necessary part of the trilogy. That'd leave a LOT of room for the writers to spread their legs and do justice to the anime.

    Here's a conceptual layout for a trilogy using sagas Saiyan, Freeza, Androids, and Cell Games.

    Dragonball - (Stand-alone Prologue)

    Dragonball Z Pt.1 - Saiyan Saga (First Act: Goku receives warning from King Kai of earth's impending doom via visions; alliance of Piccolo to Z-Fighters; training, most especially Gohan's Second Act: arrival of Vegeta, Nappa, *Raditz; expo. on Planet Vegeta, and more of Goku's backstory; graphic, brutal battle proceeds. Third Act: Piccolo's sacrifice for Gohan; Raditz killed by enraged nephew; Nappa .vs. Goku; Nappa killed by Vegeta for incompetence; Climax: Goku manages to overpower Vegeta in deciding ki blast; Several heroes dead; Vegeta is defeated, flees; general aftermath scenes and Goku recovering; Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma depart for Namek).

    * I have Raditz's appearance along with the other two to save as much running time as possible.

    Dragonball Z Pt.2 - Freeza Saga (First Act: Trio have been on Namek for a while, constantly pitted against henchmen of Freeza; Vegeta lands; Goku still traversing space; Freeza character-reveal scenes. Second Act: Introduce Dende; dragonballs accumulated; wish halted by Vegeta; Goku lands; barrage of henchmen to hail in arrival of Freeza. Third Act: * Resurrected Piccolo & Vegeta .vs. Freeza, both fail; he ascends two stages of transformation; Goku arrives to witness Krillin's destruction, which triggers Super Saiyan mode; Gohan ordered to use last wish to teleport everyone on Namek to earth; wish granted; Climactic battle of Goku .vs. Freeza with uncertain fate for the hero). Androids Saga (Weakened Z-Fighters discover that in their absence, four androids have dominated the earth; A sword-bearing stranger touches down in a capsule, addressing Bulma as "mother" and Vegeta as "father").

    * The Eternal Dragon is still summoned, floating around while this epic battle elapses. Thus, the protagonists will be fighting not only for their survival, but also to prevent Freeza or any remaining henchmen from standing before the dragon and making a wish. This makes for a more rich visual too: the skies are darkened, there's ki blasts flying from the hands of these mighty warriors, but they're all dwarfed by the serpent body of the Eternal Dragon.

    Dragonball Z Pt.3 - Cell Games Saga (First Act: Fast-forward one year to earth; introduce Cell in a victim absorption scene; the earth is nearly emptied of humans; an adult Trunks trains with Vegeta in 300x gravity; Chi-Chi and Bulma make lunch; Bulma is noticably pregnant; Goku returns at precise time Trunks predicted; a family celebration. Meanwhile Cell subdues and absorbs Android 17, declaring himself thereafter Perfect. Second Act: Trunks and Gohan take Goku to Dr. Gero's former lab, where Cell was accidently awakened from his cacoon; insert a minimal backstory for Dr. Gero and his androids; days until Cell Games are spent training. Cell Games begin; Hercule knocked out; Cell flaunts Piccolo's own powers at him, Special Beam Canon nearly destroying him; Vegeta and Trunks, SSJ-2 & 3 respectively, are allowed to attack at once; Two Cell Juniors self-destruct on them, incapacitating the two Saiyans; Third Act: SSJ-3 Goku faces Cell; the enemy regenerates after every attack; Goku, beaten and exhausted, insists Gohan be next; Cell counters both energy blasts and physical attacks from Gohan; Gohan's successive defeats lead to rage; flashback of Raditz's death; subsequent tantrum shows that Gohan has attained SSJ-3; A Kamehameha from Gohan annihilates Cell. Future Trunks leaves the next day; Oblivious Master Roshi walks over and inquires of the others who the guy with the purple hair was.
     
  3. Aliens-Predator Registered

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    Thats pretty good, be hard to fit in unless there over 2 hour movies
     
  4. Rikxiepoo Feces

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    I agree that DragonBall should be like an introductory movie, and that it is distinguished from the others by not having the Z in the title. Once DragonBall is released, they should film the first two DBZ movies at the same time, and then release them 2 years after DragonBall, with 1 year lapse in between each movie. Then they should film the final DBZ movie, which covers the Cell Saga, and release it 2 years after the second DBZ movie. This way people don't get tired of the movies because they were released so close together.

    Dragonball -2008
    Dragonball Z -2010
    Dragonball Z 2 -2011
    Dragonball Z 3 -2013


    This would make it sort of like the Harry Potter franchise, where they have a movie 2 years in a row, then take a year of break, then have 2 more movies in a row.

    Hopefully they decide to extend the actors contracts to 4 movies after the first one is a box office success :D. That way we can see something very similar to this happen.
     
  5. Victarion Iron Captain

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    Dragon Ball: The Demon King
    Dragon Ball: The Saiyan Saga
    Dragon Ball: ????

    Something like that for titles, ya?

    ya.
     
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    Dragonball - Piccolo/Jr saga

    Dragonball Z - Saiyan/Frieza saga

    DBZ2: Dragonball - Android/Cell saga

    Dragonball Z 3 - Buu saga
     
  7. Aliens-Predator Registered

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    Thatd be cramming alot of stuff in a short film
     
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    I think it would look different on film. Just have certain elements, not ever one from the saga.
     
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    Oh wow Deathstroke, I like how you fitted in the Androids with the impact of the Frieza saga.
     
  10. Invisiboy All-American Loser

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    This is my layout for the sequels, along with suggestions for what to do with the Z in the trailer and on posters and such for marketing purposes.

    Dragonball-Piccolo/Jr saga
    Dragonball 2 (morphs into Z during trailer)-Saiyan Saga
    Dragonball 3 (2 Zs on top of each other)-Frieza Saga
    Dragonball 4 (Z morphs into 4)-opens with Mecha Frieza returning to Earth and being disintegrated by Trunks, who tells Goku about his future. Include the storyline with Dr. Gero and that other guy being mistaken for the androids as a filler. The film would end with the androids escaping after a lengthy battle, leaving a cliffhanger that would lead into
    Dragonball 5 (reversed Z) Cell Saga

    If the franchise is still popular by this point, MAYBE they could bring in Buu and make a few spinoffs, but that's it. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT go anywhere GT.
     
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    ** CONFIRMED titles! **

    Dragonball
    Dragonball: Z-Fighters United
    Dragonball: The Last Stand
    Dragonball Origins: Vegeta
    Dragonball Origins: Piccolo

    ** **

    Jk.
     
  12. RonStoppablefan Harry Potter fan

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    I hope this first one does well too. Come on Dragon Ball Z fans from all over the world see it. I want at least the Sayian saga done as a sequal, I'm sure if the first one is done well movie wise the fans will be back for the others. Hopefully it will do loads of money like the Harry Potter fans. They need to def bring back the actors, we don't want the actors replaced each saga. Gohans understandable becuase well he gets older and older and changes, but not the others. Any who I'd hope they'd combined some sagas so we don't have to wait too long for the movies. But man oh man I'm going to be old by the time the Cell saga comes into live action, dang.
     
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    This book took me a while to make.

    Story (just speculation at this point):

    "Goku is an 18-year-old kid, who lives with his grandfather and is about to graduate from high school. On the day of graduation, Goku is run over by a woman who later identifies herself as Bulma. Goku goes home only to find his grandfather had been struck down by followers of someone his grandfather called Piccolo. Before his last breath, Gohan urges Goku to seek training from someone named Master Roshi, because he tells Goku he has incredibly gifts not from this planet, and no human can stop Piccolo. Bulma overhears the whole thing (or they meet up later) and demands Goku that he let her come with him to seek out Master Roshi, because she feels it was her fault he couldn't be there in time to save his grandfather (because he was run over by her.) Goku eventually agrees, and they embark on a quest to find Master Roshi's island.

    Meanwhile, we are introduced to Piccolo and Mai for the first time. Mai is a slick, cunning, and attractive asian-looking woman who has the ability to transform. Piccolo is a green demon with spiky ears and wears a robe. Piccolo was trapped in prison by his good self, Kami, the god of earth, which means Piccolo is the evil half of the god of earth. He later escapes prison and now seeks revenge on everyone on Kami's planet (earth.) He knows of the Dragonballs before Goku and Bulma do, because he wants them to wish for immortality.

    Goku and Bulma arrive at Master Roshi's island and there, Goku tells the story of his grandfather, Gohan. Master Roshi tells them about the Dragonballs, which when all 7 are gathered they can grant any wish. Bulma gets excited by that and suggests they use it to wish that Piccolo be killed. Master Roshi tells them it doesn't work that way, and that they should gather them and destroy them before Piccolo uses them for immortality.

    Master Roshi then trains Goku, and teaches him the "kame hame ha." After only one attempt, Goku learns the miraculous attack. Roshi then tells Goku no one has ever learned the Kame Hame Ha the first time before, and that it takes many years. Master Roshi then realizes why Gohan sent Goku to him.

    Bulma, Goku, and Roshi then start their quest for the seven dragonballs. Their search leads them to a sand cave, which caves in on them and they become trapped. A desert bandit finds them and taunts them (Yamcha) instead of throwing them a ladder. While trapped, Roshi explains what Piccolo is and explains his history with Kami, the god of earth. Yamcha overhears the story and decides to help the heroes. Yamcha apologizes, and Bulma develops a crush on him. Yamcha then joins the team.

    During their search, they come across a martial arts tournament, where Goku finds Chi-Chi, a girl in which he always had a crush on. They talk and he learns she is participating in the tournament, so Goku decides to watch. Mai, who is disguised as a spectator, notices Goku taking a keen interest in Chi-Chi, and decides to fight her in the tournament. During the fight, Goku wants a hot dog (). Mai cuts Chi-Chi, and then walks out of the ring, perhaps poisoning her. Chi-Chi wins, and Goku congratulates her. Meanwhile, Yamcha and Bulma flirt.

    Mai returns to Lord Piccolo, who is in his lair with his henchman. Mai tells Piccolo of Chi-Chi. Piccolo is pleased, because he feels Goku would be weakened by love.

    After a fairly long search, Goku, Bulma, and Master Roshi collect all 7 of the dragon balls (but the four-star ball is still at Grandpa Gohan's house). They try to destroy them, but even after much abuse, the balls did not break. Master Roshi comes to the conclusion that they are indestructible. Piccolo finds them with the dragon balls, fights and badly injures Yamcha, Goku, and Master Roshi, and steals the dragon balls. He leaves with the balls, and tells them if they want to fight to meet him at the world martial arts tournament.

    Master Roshi tells Goku where to find Kami, the god of earth, who might know how to beat Piccolo, and that his palace is floating high above the ground and it would be very difficult to climb to the top. Determined, Goku climbs Korin Tower and finds Kami, the god of earth.

    Kami tells Goku the only way to beat Piccolo is to trap his soul in a container he gives Goku. He warns Goku that challenging Piccolo is suicide, but Goku is a fighter (and a saiyan warrior, but he doesn't know it yet), and so he decides to take his chances.

    The day of the world martial arts tournament approaches, and Piccolo is pissed off that he didn't notice he is missing a dragon ball.

    At the day of the tournament, Goku, Bulma, Yamcha, Master Roshi and Chi-Chi (who turns out to be Mai) enter. They sign up but see no sign of Piccolo. Waiting for the tournament to begin, Goku trains with Chi-Chi (who is Mai disguised) and their sexual tension heats up and Goku kisses her. After the kiss, Mai transforms back to herself and tells him Chi-Chi is with Piccolo. Angered, Goku fights Mai and eventually he wins. He demands she tell him where Piccolo is keeping her, and she tells him. Goku suddenly learns to fly in his rage (or he just walks), and meets Piccolo for the final battle.

    Piccolo gives Goku a long speech about how futile his attempts are. Piccolo beats the living crap out of Goku, and he tells Goku to give up. Goku, frustrated, uses his "Kame Hame Ha" wave, badly injuring piccolo. Piccolo stands up, and tells Goku he is a hypocrite. He tells Goku he is a murderous Saiyan, and his father probably killed twice the people that he had. Goku denies it at first, but then realizes he is not from this planet. Master Roshi walks in Piccolo's lair, with the containment box. Goku tells Master Roshi to leave, but he does not.

    Master Roshi begins the ritual, but the curse backfires and kills Master Roshi. Now Goku is mad, and his Saiyan powers are unleashed. He charges Piccolo and beats Piccolo into an inch of his life. Chi-Chi, who is in a prison cell by where the fight takes place, tells Goku to stop and Goku realizes he is out of control.

    Goku does not finish Piccolo with a punch, but instead he lets him live. Piccolo, shocked, says nothing. Goku leaves with Chi-Chi, and the screen fades to black.

    4 Years Later

    Fade into the mountain house in where Grandpa Gohan once lived. Goku now lives there with his wife, Chi-Chi, and their newborn son Gohan. Goku and Chi-Chi both notice, near the end of the movie, that their son has a tail.

    Cut to the top of a mountain, where Piccolo is standing. The camera zooms in on his face, and reveals that he is smiling."

    Roll credits.
     
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    I definitely love your idea. The only thing I would change is that in the final battle it comes down to an epic Kamehameha vs. some sort of kai from piccolo. It seems like Goku has killed him. After that Goku and chichi leave. continue on with your ending with them being married and Gohan being born with a tail and Picollo smiling, obviously signifying that hes still alive

    oh and use the dragonballs to wish Roshi back
     
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    :up: Great ideas! Thanks for the reply :woot:
     
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    Are they really making a Dragonball Z movie?
     
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    Yes they are really making a Dragonball movie. No Z.

    Watch the King Piccolo and Piccolo J.R. sagas of Dragonball.
     
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    Do you have a link, please Jappo for King Piccolo and Piccolo J.R. sagas of Dragonball?
     
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    Thanks Jappo my friend :)
     
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    No problem. :)
     
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    The big question is whether or not they'll wait for Goku to go Super Saiyan in the sequel.

    Let's face it, there's an absolutely epic quality to Goku, most powerful of the Saiyans, fighting Frieza, destroyer of the Saiyan home planet, on the dying planet Namek, and Goku becoming the first Super Saiyan in 10,000 years or so before defeating Frieza.

    From there the storyline kind of goes downhill. Trunks coming back in time and the Android saga was a bright spot, but Cell might feel like a rehash of Frieza. He kind of was. And let's face it, after Goku goes Super Saiyan, most of his supporting cast basically becomes obsolete.

    Basically I see the second film covering the arrival of Ratitz, Goku learning of his origins, Piccolo and Goku forced to team up to defeat Ratitz, and Goku, through either death or simply battlement, is unable to fight Vegeta and Napa when they first arrive. This gives a great opportunity for the other Z fighters to get some spotlight defending the earth while Goku recuperates. Bam bam, it ends with Vegeta retreating in defeat to Namek with plenty of foreshadowing about Frieza.
     
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    I still think to save time Goku dies in the end then in the sequel it can start with him on snake way
     
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    Here's the layout I had in mind:

    1 Dragonball: Journey into the West
    2 Dragonball: Reign of the Red Ribbon
    3 Dragonball: Strongest Under the Heavens
    4 Dragonball: Secret of the Saiyans
    5 Dragonball: Awakening
    6 Dragonball: Rise of the Androids
    7 Dragonball: Majin
     
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    Erm what would each of those be about?

    The first movie starts with Piccolo so there not gonna do a movie about The Red Ribbon Army.


    On top of these

    Dragonball - Piccolo/Jr saga

    Dragonball Z - Saiyan saga

    Dragonball Z: The Legandary Super Saiyan - Frieza saga

    Dragonball Z: Destruction of Cell - Cell saga

    Dragonball Z: Extinction - Buu saga


    There should be a

    Dragonball GT: Shadow Dragons
     

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