Toei announced that the highly anticipated Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film has been delayed, following the news that the company had to suspend its systems after being hacked.
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This past week, Toei Animation announced that an unauthorized third party had accessed the company’s network, triggering a suspension of the systems. Due to that, a variety of projects have been affected by the move, but none bigger than the release of the next Dragon Ball film.
“As previously announced, Toei Animation, the production company behind Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, has experienced unauthorized access to its network by a third party,” the company said in a statement. “This has made it difficult to produce the film. As a result, we have no choice but to postpone the release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. We apologize to those looking forward to the release of the film. However, we will announce a new release date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding.”
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was originally slated to premiere on April 22, 2022, in Japan, with a release internationally originally planned for summer 2022. However, it’s unclear just how long the delay will be.
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“In the past, Goku destroyed the evil ‘Red Ribbon Army’ organization. But their will lived on!” reads the official description for the film as translated by Todd Blankenship. “Now that they’ve revived, the R.R. create the new androids ‘Gamma 1’ and ‘Gamma 2,’ and begin their revenge. Piccolo soon notices this disturbing activity, and sneaks into the Red Ribbon base, but there he discovers an unimaginable ‘ultimate evil weapon’… Pan is kidnapped in order to lure Gohan to the base. There, he too joins the fight, and an unprecedented super battle begins! Where all this death-match lead?! And what fate lies in store for Earth?!”
The anime adaptation of Dragon Ball Super ended in March 2018 after 131 episodes aired. This marks the second movie for Dragon Ball Super, which is the highly successful sequel series to Dragon Ball Z. The first film was Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which was directed by Tatsuya Nagamine and written by Akira Toriyama. The movie takes place after the events of the Universe Survival Saga and features Goku and Vegeta taking on Broly.