In the lead-up to Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, plenty of major tidbits have been revealed when it comes to the upcoming return of Gohan and Piccolo as they aim to fight against the Red Ribbon Army. With Piccolo's new transformation being shown in trailers, new artwork from creator Akira Toriyama confirms a major character's return as well as hints at some major changes that are set to take place for one Z-Fighters as the newest androids of Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 cause some big headaches.
Major Warning. If you want to avoid all spoilers for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, steer clear of the rest of this article as we'll be diving into serious spoiler territory.
Twitter Outlet DBS Chronicles shared the new promotional art that will be given to movie-goers who venture to theaters to see Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, with the art from Akira Toriyama showing off the newest form of Piccolo, as well as confirming that a very different version of Cell, referred to as "Ultimate Weapon", will be making an appearance in the upcoming film:
Piccolo and Ultimate Weapon Illustration Drawn by Akira Toriyama 😮— SUPER クロニクル (@DBSChronicles) June 25, 2022
This will be a present for those who go watch the movie after 25 June. They will get one of these two at random.#DragonBallSuperSuperHero #SuperHeroSpoilers pic.twitter.com/25qLjv5g0a
Cell making a comeback to Dragon Ball Super was debated amongst Shonen fans for quite a while when it was revealed that the new film would see the return of the Red Ribbon Army. While this appears to be a very different version of the biological nightmare created by Dr. Gero, it's hard to argue that this is Cell, albeit with a new form that looks far more like his second form.
On the flip side, Piccolo's newest transformation makes the Namekian look far different from even his "Piccolo Smooth" look that has been featured in a number of trailers and marketing material for the film. While this new film hasn't been given an official name, the transformation appears to have changed the color of his skin while also putting some serious pounds onto the Namekian. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see how powerful the green-skinned Z-Fighter will become as a result of this new transformation.
What do you think of this eye-popping new artwork from Akira Toriyama? What are your predictions for the upcoming film that will further explore the universe of the Shonen franchise? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Dragon Ball.