FUNimation has released the theatrical trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, and it introduces a new villain in Beerus, the God of Destruction.
For longtime Dragon Ball fans, you’ll be glad to know that FUNimation Entertainment has released the first trailer for the US release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. This is the first, full-fledged DBZ movie in 17 years that will see a theatrical release and is an original material from Dragon Ball creator, Akira Toriyama. In Battle of Gods Goku must face Beerus. the God of Destruction, who is looking for him after hearing about the death of Freeza by the Saiyan. Looking to find an opponent worthy to fight him, Beerus, along with his companion Whis, seek out Son Goku to challenge him in combat. And just in case you’re wondering, yes, the events shown in Battle of Gods follow the defeat of Majin Buu.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will be released domestically on August 5-7 and 9, across 350 cinemas in North America. In Japan, the film was released in March of last year, and shot to the top of the Japanese box office charts earning over $7 million in its first two days, with the total theatrical run reported to be at at 2.9 billion yen or roughly $30 million in US currency.