Premature sequel talk didn’t start with Abrams’ “Star Trek” or “Dragonball”, and it certainly won’t end with them. To be honest with you, I don’t know who starts these things, but invariably any movie with a franchise-ready premise has approached their opening weekend preceded by talks of possible sequels. The latest sequel talk concerns James Wong’s “Dragonball: Evolution”, which has people whispering the word “franchise” as it nears its April 10 opening.
Well, at least the cast and crew are talking about it, though I haven’t actually heard anyone (i.e. the fans) clamoring for a sequel already, especially the regulars in our “Dragonball” comments section. Of course, it probably doesn’t help that early reviews for the movie out of Asia have been, to put it kindly, devastatingly (and predictably) horrendous.
But that’s not going to stop star Justin Chatwin, who told MTV the following:
“I know they’ve written a second one and it’s pretty far out there,” actor Justin Chatwin told MTV News. Chatwin plays Goku, the hero of the tale, who seeks to recover the powerful “Dragonballs” and protect the world from the evil Lord Piccolo, played by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum James Marsters.
“The second one really goes to some different places that I’ve never seen in any comic book adaptation,” said Chatwin.
This is actually not the first time Chatwin has chatted up a sequel, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. So what if there was to be a sequel? According to MTV, both co-stars Emmy Rossum and James Marsters are itching to come back.
So, er, I guess this means Piccolo lives at the end of “Dragonball: Evolution”?