Toei Animation has officially confirmed that it is developing a second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise with a planned release in 2022. Toei Animation Europe had briefly listed a new film in the franchise earlier in the week.
Original creator Akira Toriyama is in charge of the screenplay and character design. Aside from story composition and character design, he is also writing lines of dialogue for the film.
Toriyama shared a message to fans:
An all new movie since “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is currently in the making!
Just like the previous movie, I’m heavily leading the story and dialogue production for another amazing film.
I really shouldn’t talk too much about the plot yet, but be prepared for some extreme and entertaining bouts, which may feature an unexpected character.
We’ll be charting through some unexplored territory in terms of the visual aesthetics to give the audience an amazing ride, so I hope everybody will look forward to the new movie!
The film will be the 21st anime film in the overall Dragon Ball franchise.