FUNimation Entertainment announced during its Dragon Ball Z 25th anniversary panel at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo that Chris Ayres will return to play Frieza in the English version of the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ film. Ayres played the character in the Dragon Ball Z Kai edition of the earlier television anime series.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ premiered on 658 screens in both 2D and 3D in theaters across Japan on April 18, 2015, although advance screenings were held before then. The film is the first Japanese film to open in 3D IMAX Digital Theaters.
The film will eventually screen in 74 countries worldwide. FUNimation hosted the North American premiere of the film on April 11, 2015 in Los Angeles. The company plans to release Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ in more theaters with an English dub in Summer 2015.