A rumor about a possible Disney Cinematic Universe for the Dragon Ball Z franchise is flying around the internet, and here’s why it might be true.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a resounding success for Disney, and we can probably expect them to milk that cow till the end. What else has Disney cooked up? It appears that they are working on a new live-action Cinematic Universe based on the renowned Anime Dragon Ball Z.
This is just a rumor started by ultraraw26, an Instagram artist who has over 3 million followers. He said, “I learned that Disney is attempting to duplicate the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s success with the Dragon Ball Cinematic Universe. He went on to say that it’s only a rumor, but he didn’t know if it was true.
He also posted a photo from his experience. It might be a publicity gimmick by the artist, but let’s look at how it could be real.
What Does This Mean?
This belief might be correct.
If you didn’t already know, when Disney acquired Fox Studios, it gained the rights to all of its intellectual properties. The rights to the Dragon Ball Z movies were previously owned by Fox Studios, which is why they could be expected in an American release. So, to summarize, Disney now owns the rights to Dragon Ball Z.
However, the live-action Dragon Ball saga has mostly been a failure. In 2009, Fox Studios produced the live-action film Dragonball Evolution, which earned just $55.7 million at the box office.
Since then, Fox Studios has not produced any more live-action versions of Peter Pan, although it has kept the rights. Now, with Disney in control, perhaps we’ll finally get a decent live-action Dragon Ball Z movie.