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RUMOR: Disney Developing Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

Hollywood is littered with the bodies of failed anime adaptations. While we do have a Speed Racer here and an Edge of Tomorrow There (I’m counting it, even though it was a light novel), for the most part, Hollywood taking on the Japanese properties hasn’t really worked out for anyone. Not fans, not studios, and not the properties they tried their best to bank on.

Perhaps one of the most horrifying Hollywood takes came in the form of Dragon Ball Evolution, which featured a whitewashed cast, a terrible script, a low budget, and virtually nothing that made the manga series worth watching.

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It would seem this was a property best suited for the page and for animation, right? Well, if we are to believe a new rumor from We Got This Covered, maybe the studio is looking to remedy this. According to the outlet, Disney (who apparently holds the rights to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga) is looking to adapt the film to live-action with a big budget and an “exclusively Asian” cast.

Honestly, Disney does seem to be skewing more toward more properties with ethnically-appropriate casts, and as their grasp heads even deeper into the worldwide market, there are worst properties to tackle than Dragon Ball. But can a series that leans so heavily into serialization and slow escalation actually do well in a big-screen format? I have my doubts.

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