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Lord Piccolo (James Marsters) speaks on new Dragonball film


Lord Piccolo (James Marsters)

There’s been a decent amount of info on the new Dragonball film working its way over to ToonBarn.  We’ve heard about the movie’s music.  We’ve heard the fears of the fans.  We’ve even gotten to see some of the photos and images from the film.

Now, we hear from Lord Piccolo.

SFX, the leading science fiction and fantasy magazine, recently had an opportunity to ask James Marsters a few thing about the upcoming Dragonball movie.  Marsters will be playing Lord Piccolo in the live action film based on the anime.  The upcoming issue will show fans what he said, but that’s too long for us ToonBarners!  Let’s take a special sneak peek glimpse at the info!

Q: Is there flying in the movie?

A: Oh my God, yeah.  Lots of flying.

Click below to see more info on the movie after the break!

Q: How true to the anime will the Dragonball film be?

A: The thing to remember about the first film is that it’s not Dragonball Z, it’s Dragonball.  There was an entire season of the anime Dragonball which no-one really watches, because the lead character, Goku, is just a little kid.  It doesn’t quite have the power of Dragonball Z.  But it is the beginning and you can’t just skip past that.  In the film, they didn’t make Goku a little kid – we meet Goku on his 18th birthday.  So it exists in a world kind of between Dragonball and Dragonball Z in tone.

If you’re familiar with Dragonball, you know that my character – Lord Piccolo – starts out as a very old man.  Which might be kind of a shock for people expecting the Piccolo from Dragonball Z.  He’s the villian.  He’s been in prison for 2,000 years, he’s old, and he’s angry.  His youth has been taken from him.  He’s been searching for the Dragon Ball so that he can turn himself back into his younger self.  This is right out of the cartoon.

I fought to make him as old and ugly as possible.  I wanted there to be a truly memorable transformation with audiences going, “Oh my God, that young guy played hat oldguy?”

[Source: SFX]
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