Frieza Returns In New Dragon Ball Z Movie For 2015

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Frieza Returns In New Dragon Ball Z Movie For 2015

Iconic villain will return in 2015 theatrical feature

He's one of the most infamous villains in the Dragon Ball mythos: The first opponent powerful enough to coax a Super Saiyan transformation out of Goku and recurring bugbear to heroes and fellow villains alike after. Now, in 2015, he's coming back to life.

The title, key art and premise for the previously announced 2015 Dragon Ball Z movie have been revealed: Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F ("F is for Fukkatsu," aka "Resurrection"). The film will involve a pair of new villains, Sorbet and Tagoma, who will gather the Dragon Balls in order to resurrect the powerful alien supervillain - presumably to do battle with Goku and the series other heroes. Beerus, a new character introduced in the previous feature Battle of The Gods, will appear as well.

According to Anime News Network's translation, the text/voices in the trailer say as follows:

Text: The entire universe eagerly awaits
Text: Original concept, scripts, character design
Text: Akira Toriyama
Shenlong: Now, say your wish. I will grant you any one wish only.
Text: There's someone I want you to revive.
Shenlong: Your wish has been granted.
Text: The worst wish in history. Now, despair begins.

Created in 1989 in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump by DB/DBZ creator Akira Toriyama, Frieza has consistently remained one of the franchise's most popular villains for over two decades. His re-emergence is part of the series' continued resurgence in the popular culture, as the previous theatrical film marked the first new Dragon Ball feature in almost 17 years. Fukkatsu no F will debut in Japanese theaters during Golden Week, with International release dates yet to be announced.

Source: Anime News Network

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Hm...will Frieza actually be a threat I wonder.
For me, I've always loved Dragonball Z, but I always felt that the order of villains should have been Cell (staying on Earth), Frieza, then Majin Buu. The reason is because Frieze was played off as being this extremely powerful space emperor who destroyed the entire Saiyan race, but was in reality just a really big weakling in the end with his brother Cooler being more powerful.

Neronium:
Hm...will Frieza actually be a threat I wonder.
For me, I've always loved Dragonball Z, but I always felt that the order of villains should have been Cell (staying on Earth), Frieza, then Majin Buu. The reason is because Frieze was played off as being this extremely powerful space emperor who destroyed the entire Saiyan race, but was in reality just a really big weakling in the end with his brother Cooler being more powerful.

That would have been the optimal way to go if Cell and Majin Buu were orginally planned for and if Frieza wasn't meant to be the final boss originally. Ah well, hindsight is 20/20.

CrazyBlaze:

That would have been the optimal way to go if Cell and Majin Buu were orginally planned for and if Frieza wasn't meant to be the final boss originally. Ah well, hindsight is 20/20.

From what I've read, Majin Buu was never planned, the series was supposed to end after Cell. I say Majin Buu's placement is fine considering he's an ancient evil that challenged and beat the Kais. It's always Cell's placement that I never liked that much along with how weak Frieza turned out to be as well as King Cold.

They better power him up something fierce. Every time he's shown up in anything after the Namek Saga he's been taken out in like 2 seconds.

Neronium:
Hm...will Frieza actually be a threat I wonder.

Chances are the writer(s) will contrive something to make him a genuine threat, Dragonball's never been about making complete sense or being completely internally consistent anyway.

Though it would be funny if they brought him back just to get slapped around by every Z fighter, it would remind me of that one movie where he shows up just to get taken out by Gohan in 1 punch.

gigastrike:
They better power him up something fierce. Every time he's shown up in anything after the Namek Saga he's been taken out in like 2 seconds.

That section in Hell is pretty funny (DBGT I think?)... :)

That trailer though... really makes me want to reply to it in Dogecoin lingo...
Wow! Such Freeza! Many Excite!

The problem I have is a bit... If these new bad guys revive Freeza, they will probably power him up too.
Doesn't seem super logical that a weakling can power someone up high enough for where Power Levels are at now.
But I hope he actually is the main attraction and his fight lasts a long while.
It would be lame if that Beeru or whatevs will fight the more powerful oponents btw. :\

This should clearly be Goku VS Freeza all the way, but I fear greatly we won't see that, at all........

P.S.
Original Freeza VS Krillin!!! I'd see that!
And it would be funny if he comes back immortal, but so weak even Yamcha will kick his ass for the whole movie. Freeza: "I have regenerated, bitch!". Master Roshi: "Prepare to die again, then!".

Neronium:

CrazyBlaze:

That would have been the optimal way to go if Cell and Majin Buu were orginally planned for and if Frieza wasn't meant to be the final boss originally. Ah well, hindsight is 20/20.

From what I've read, Majin Buu was never planned, the series was supposed to end after Cell. I say Majin Buu's placement is fine considering he's an ancient evil that challenged and beat the Kais. It's always Cell's placement that I never liked that much along with how weak Frieza turned out to be as well as King Cold.

The series was never really meant to get up to Frieza from what I've heard. Toriyama was pressured to continue it after the end of Dragonball, which is where he wanted it to end. So he writes the Frieza saga, they go to space, Goku achieves the once thought unnattainable Super Saiyan form and avenges his species. Sounds like a fitting end right?

Nope, do more Toriyama. So he writes the Android/Cell saga. (Which I am personally so glad that he did because that entire arc is one of my favourite in all of anime). Goku is supposed to stay dead, Gohan finally realizes his true potential, Vegeta gives up his arms and appears to be heading towards a family life. Everythings all wrapped up

Until editors once again want Toriyama to write more Dragonball Z, resulting in the Buu saga. Which was enjoyable in its own right I guess, it just wasnt quite as good as the previous two arcs, although it did give Vegeta a huge amount of closure, which was satisfying, really solidifying him as probably the best character in the series.

I wrote a lot, I guess I just really like DBZ ...

Anyway Im super excited to hear this news, I just saw Battle of Gods in theatres just last month with Sean Schemmel making a special appearance. It was one of the better movie experiences I've had in the last few years, and the movie struck a really good balance with being funny along with having fantastic action, so I cant wait to see this :3 (when the english dub comes out)

I guessing in order for him to be powered up, he properly end up having a "fifth" transformation.

Also man, was the dead horse they were beating up was a dead saiyan horse to still keep beating it?

Uriel_Hayabusa:

Though it would be funny if they brought him back just to get slapped around by every Z fighter, it would remind me of that one movie where he shows up just to get taken out by Gohan in 1 punch.

There was that OVA a little while back where Vegeta's long-lost brother is fleeing 2 Ginyu Force rejects who have become "as powerful as Frieza." Goku responds that Frieza "wasn't really that strong in hindsight," then sics Goten and Trunks on them.

They're going to need to make Frieza REALLY powerful to get over that kind of shame.

Scarim Coral:
I guessing in order for him to be powered up, he properly end up having a "fifth" transformation.

That actually makes sense considering that was Cooler's gimmick, but even then SS1 could beat him.

Also, sidenote - I obviously don't know who's bringing Frieza back and why, but I have to wonder if someone like Garlick Jr. would be better to wreck general havoc - since he's already immortal, all that has to happen is the Makio Star to come back which lets him escape the Dead Zone. If he can get rid of Gohan, Krillan, and Piccolo, then keep his mouth shut, no one else would know his power source and he'd probably be invincible. Or hell, just wait another year, then wish for the Makio Star to be indestructible.

Yes, the "worst wish in history" because it's kind of stupid I guess? I don't know. Just staying in line with what few rules the Dragonball universe has, Frieza could be resurrected, but no wish could possibly make him anywhere close to as strong as Goku is. Frieza's power already surpasses that of the Dragonballs' creator, so no such wish could be made. Which means he'd need a far more (or perhaps less) convoluted means of gaining power.

Unless the new villains' plot is more nuanced than what is being suggested, I don't see how this could work. Color me curious though.

I'm shocked I tell you... if a revival was going to happen I always pegged it as Broly (because his power is maximum, and yes another revival).
I assume the henchmen will reveal they have magic doohickey which will power up Frieza with all the hate towards the Saiyans (Yes like that other movie).

Neronium:
Hm...will Frieza actually be a threat I wonder.
For me, I've always loved Dragonball Z, but I always felt that the order of villains should have been Cell (staying on Earth), Frieza, then Majin Buu. The reason is because Frieze was played off as being this extremely powerful space emperor who destroyed the entire Saiyan race, but was in reality just a really big weakling in the end with his brother Cooler being more powerful.

Lets see. Frieza was beaten twice by super saiyan power...HahAhAhAhA! Come on... Seriously.. the same Frieza that Adult Gohan basically One-SHotted like it was nothing... Then again this is the DBZ movies they tend to exist in alternate universe territory. SO Yeah, whatever but uhm Seriously.. what's the point? We already know how this will go out...

Vegeta will run his moutyh off aboujt how great he is and get the stuffing beat out of him.
Goku will launch a spiritbomb...

Come on akira... give Dragonball a rest why don't yah... you're fast becoming the Japanese George Lucas

Um... isn't Freiza a bit beneath the heroes now?

BigTuk:
Come on akira... give Dragonball a rest why don't yah... you're fast becoming the Japanese George Lucas

As much as I love Dragon Ball I have to echo this sentiment. In fact this has been my thinking ever since I first heard of the last movie.

The_Blue_Rider:

Neronium:

CrazyBlaze:

That would have been the optimal way to go if Cell and Majin Buu were orginally planned for and if Frieza wasn't meant to be the final boss originally. Ah well, hindsight is 20/20.

From what I've read, Majin Buu was never planned, the series was supposed to end after Cell. I say Majin Buu's placement is fine considering he's an ancient evil that challenged and beat the Kais. It's always Cell's placement that I never liked that much along with how weak Frieza turned out to be as well as King Cold.

The series was never really meant to get up to Frieza from what I've heard. Toriyama was pressured to continue it after the end of Dragonball, which is where he wanted it to end. So he writes the Frieza saga, they go to space, Goku achieves the once thought unnattainable Super Saiyan form and avenges his species. Sounds like a fitting end right?

This is why it pays to read all the comments before posting: you've already explained the way I heard the "story", that it was supposed to end with Frieza's death considering that he's been built up as the unstoppable super-ultra-mega-holyshitwtf overlord of the galaxy. Considering it takes what, 30 frickin' episodes (possible exaggeration :P) to finally kill the bastard off that's one hell of a final fight. Conversely, when they finally get around to fighting Perfect Cell the battle is over in 10 or so episodes. Buu's a bit of a cheater since there's numerous and completely separate forms to take into account (Fat Buu has his share of fights, just like Super Buu has his share, and Kid Buu - best villain in the series, btw :P - gets his epic final battle).

As for this movie...yeah, I'm with everyone else saying "Ummmm...wtf? Gonna need a bit of a power-boost there, buddy." with regards to wondering how Frieza could possibly stand a threat against the heroes. Hell, I'm pretty sure that at this point Krillin could kick Frieza's ass.

If they're going to be making a new movie, I think they should take the idea that I've always had:
"Hell Championship Tournament."

That is to say, have a World's Martial Arts tourny except have it be down in Hell and involve only villains. Not a single hero in the entire movie, just all the baddies including movie villains.

I'd love to see Kid Buu fight LSSJ Broly. Or Janemba (frickin' love that guy).

......now I wanna start up my own tournament with a series of "vs" topics but I know that's frowned upon around here. Oh well, guess I'll have to leave it to the DBZ games in order to live out my fantasy villain fights. :P

Oh, that's cool. That means Krillin will have somebody to fight against while Big Daddy Goku takes care of whatever might actually be legitimately frightening.

Seriously though, Bringing back Frieza (again) only because he's the most Iconic villain (not counting Vegeta) would be like bringing back Boba Fett for the new Star Wars movie, or if those dopey Strega guys were the fina; boss of Persona 3

EyeReaper:
Oh, that's cool. That means Krillin will have somebody to fight against while Big Daddy Goku takes care of whatever might actually be legitimately frightening.

Seriously though, Bringing back Frieza (again) only because he's the most Iconic villain (not counting Vegeta) would be like bringing back Boba Fett for the new Star Wars movie, or if those dopey Strega guys were the fina; boss of Persona 3

Whats funny is that Krillin could legitimately beat Frieza at this point without some form of uber powerup for Frieza. Hell, Yamcha could probably put up a decent fight.

Power levels have gone so far into absurdity for every character, includin the humans, that every enemy that used to be a legitimate threat would be pathetically easy to defeat. I think the Janemba movie even played around with that. All the old villians that used to be huge threats come back. Gohan, Krillin, Tien, Piccolo, and Yamcha basically wipe the floor with everyone without breakin much of a sweat.

I mean, I'm all down for Frieza comin back because I dig the idea of Frieza. However there's literally no way for Frieza to be a threat to anyone unless he just pops in and blows up the planet as soon as he shows up before Goku can flick him to death.

Didn't Frieza blow up a planet at one point? And this is a person that you're all saying even a minor character in the series can now easily kill? The never ending inflation of power in DBZ never ceases to amuse me.

Can we bring back the Ginyus while we're at it?

Olas:
Didn't Frieza blow up a planet at one point? And this is a person that you're all saying even a minor character in the series can now easily kill? The never ending inflation of power in DBZ never ceases to amuse me.

It's far worse than that actually, because he was not even the first to pull that stunt.
So Vegeta blew up that bug planet before arriving on Earth, then after losing to Goku he went on to get beat by one of the two advisors Frieza had, I forget his name, but then the Ginyus show up, all five of which were stronger than the one that Vegeta lost to, so that's eight guys who should be reasonably capable of destroying a planet before Frieza even shows up to fight someone.

I was honestly thinking they'd find some way to make Broly canon, I never thought they'd bring back Frieza!
He's going to need some serious power boost though. Goku literally became a God in the last movie and Frieza's been irrelevant back when Super Saiyan started to enter the equation. Now every Saiyan alive (Except Tarble) is capable of reaching that level!

Can't wait to see how they pull it off. Frieza was one of my favourite villains from the show (right next to The Ginyu Force, Super Buu and Raditz) so seeing him return to kicking ass after years of being a chew-toy will be such a joy to see!

... Why do I get the feeling this'll just end up like Emperor Pilaf in Battle of Gods?

Radoh:

Olas:
Didn't Frieza blow up a planet at one point? And this is a person that you're all saying even a minor character in the series can now easily kill? The never ending inflation of power in DBZ never ceases to amuse me.

It's far worse than that actually, because he was not even the first to pull that stunt.
So Vegeta blew up that bug planet before arriving on Earth, then after losing to Goku he went on to get beat by one of the two advisors Frieza had, I forget his name, but then the Ginyus show up, all five of which were stronger than the one that Vegeta lost to, so that's eight guys who should be reasonably capable of destroying a planet before Frieza even shows up to fight someone.

Piccolo blows up the moon with little to no effort before Vegeta even shows up. It can't be much of a stretch to think that if he can blow up the moon with a single ki blast without exerting himself much, he can damn sure blow up a planet with a bit of effort.

shintakie10:

Radoh:

Olas:
Didn't Frieza blow up a planet at one point? And this is a person that you're all saying even a minor character in the series can now easily kill? The never ending inflation of power in DBZ never ceases to amuse me.

It's far worse than that actually, because he was not even the first to pull that stunt.
So Vegeta blew up that bug planet before arriving on Earth, then after losing to Goku he went on to get beat by one of the two advisors Frieza had, I forget his name, but then the Ginyus show up, all five of which were stronger than the one that Vegeta lost to, so that's eight guys who should be reasonably capable of destroying a planet before Frieza even shows up to fight someone.

Piccolo blows up the moon with little to no effort before Vegeta even shows up. It can't be much of a stretch to think that if he can blow up the moon with a single ki blast without exerting himself much, he can damn sure blow up a planet with a bit of effort.

Oh right, forgot about that

Basically the point is DBZ is hilarious with Power Creep and you would do well to not mimic that.

I want to see Frieza shit his pants when he finds out there's not just SS2, but 3 as well, since he got his ass kicked buy SS1 Goku. I wonder if he'd laugh at 3's hair...

I was going to say "didn't he die like...twice already?" But I suppose if Goku wants to fight him like he fought Uub I guess the earth will have to deal with it. Shouldn't be to much of a problem...unless he throws another giant energy ball down to the core...dammit Goku.

The issue i have with this is that Goku didn't just beat Freiza with sheer power he beat him both spiritually and mentally as well in that fight. Goku left at the end because Freiza was no longer a challenge anymore. The loss to Goku left a permanent mental scar on him that is made evident with how he panics when Trunks reveals he is a SSJ.

Freiza was and always will be a sadistic cowardly bully who (until SSJ form) held a massive power advantage vs all of his opponents. As a result he was a poor fighter ,who when he meets his match, get stomped hard. Even with more power he will still be a bad fighter who is not mentally, physically, or spiritually able to fight the superior Z fighters.

I'm calling it : the God of destruction and Frieza will fuse together somehow and will be the ultimate threat.

I was actually hoping this would be a live action sequel to the critically panned movie, just so Cinema Sins could do another 30min ep on it.

So presumably Frieza is going to get more powerful somehow given a non super saiyan gohan was so much stronger than him the first time he was resurrected he literally got 1shotted.

I guess since Cooler had a 4th transformation Frieza will attain something similar and that'll be their logic to him being able to fight Goku. God I hope they don't give goku that stupid new form again he had in the last movie where he fought the purple kangaroo guy.

I'm just looking forward to the moment TeamFourStar gets their hands on this movie on DVD.

And I'm sure they'll make Freeza a threat somehow. Doesn't matter how, the series has never been particularly picky about that. Everything powers up as time passes, logic doesn't really enter into it. Things like a scientist who's creations were only a mild threat during Dragonball suddenly being able to build fighters far stronger than the heroes who were far stronger than galactic overlords. Or the Z-fighters becoming strong enough from King Kai's training to beat the Ginyu's, who were stronger than Vegeta at the time, who was stronger than Vegeta on earth, who was stronger than Goky after he'd done the same training.

bificommander:
I'm just looking forward to the moment TeamFourStar gets their hands on this movie on DVD.

And I'm sure they'll make Freeza a threat somehow. Doesn't matter how, the series has never been particularly picky about that. Everything powers up as time passes, logic doesn't really enter into it. Things like a scientist who's creations were only a mild threat during Dragonball suddenly being able to build fighters far stronger than the heroes who were far stronger than galactic overlords. Or the Z-fighters becoming strong enough from King Kai's training to beat the Ginyu's, who were stronger than Vegeta at the time, who was stronger than Vegeta on earth, who was stronger than Goky after he'd done the same training.

Yep, I've never actually watched DBZ, and don't care to, but DAMN am I excited for the return of Frieza to DBZ Abridged. xD

*dances happily*

As to how they will make him a threat, that's easy, he'll get a powerup like everyone else does in the series. He'll come back from death with some new power or whatever, which is 1:How he was able to return, and 2:Why he is a new threat.

But really I don't care, I just eagerly await littlekuriboh's return as the dulcet tones of Loooord Frieza!

So is he gonna be a joke character or something? As far as i remember he got his ass kicked repeatedly after his saga ended, even immortality in one of the movies didn't help him much.

I'm laughing at this, but only because Team Four Star have made it so I can't take anything in DBZ seriously. I know Frieza's a badass (and to me, the last time Dragon Ball had a real menacing villain), but nowadays I'm more familiar with DBZ Abridged than the show itself.

That's just it, every time you try to beat the DBZ Horse to death, it's power level increases!

Maybe after Frieza is resurrected, the second wish will be that no Super Saiyans exist, Piccolo and 18 will get taken out of the picture somehow, and the Base Saiyans will have to fight him. Beerus/Bills stated that Base Goku wasn't strong enough to beat Frieza in Battle of Gods, so arguably neither are Vegeta, Trunks, Gohan and Goten...Or Pan if she's knocking about by the time of the movie.

shintakie10:

Radoh:

Olas:
Didn't Frieza blow up a planet at one point? And this is a person that you're all saying even a minor character in the series can now easily kill? The never ending inflation of power in DBZ never ceases to amuse me.

It's far worse than that actually, because he was not even the first to pull that stunt.
So Vegeta blew up that bug planet before arriving on Earth, then after losing to Goku he went on to get beat by one of the two advisors Frieza had, I forget his name, but then the Ginyus show up, all five of which were stronger than the one that Vegeta lost to, so that's eight guys who should be reasonably capable of destroying a planet before Frieza even shows up to fight someone.

Piccolo blows up the moon with little to no effort before Vegeta even shows up. It can't be much of a stretch to think that if he can blow up the moon with a single ki blast without exerting himself much, he can damn sure blow up a planet with a bit of effort.

Master Roshi blew up the Moon in the SECOND arc of Dragon Ball. Kami only knows how it got back there.

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