Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is just a week away from its release on June 11, 2022, and now we finally have information on the final villain of the film. If you are wondering where this movie falls in the timeline, it takes place after the events of Dragon Ball Super: Broly but before the 28th Tenkaichi Budokai Tournament – the end of Dragon Ball Z.
The latest film in the Dragon Ball franchise will the first anime adaption of the series since 2018’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Yes, we still have Dragon Ball Heroes, but it follows a completely different storyline as it serves as a promotional anime for the titular games.
As the title suggests, the final villain of the film has been revealed. So if you’re looking to avoid spoilers, click off right now. The below portion will cover some significant spoilers for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.
For a long time, there were several speculations that we will have an old villain from the series make a comeback. And those rumours were right.
The official name for the villain of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is Cell or Cell Max as he will be called in the film. Yes, you head that right. Cell, the main villain from the android saga in Dragon Ball Z will return in this film.
This new version of Cell will be equipped with superior technology and will (obviously) be much stronger than the last time we saw him. In the film, Cell will be significantly buffed which is more similar to Cell’s second form. This information was reported by @DBSChronicles on Twitter, (who is a trusted source of Dragon Ball related news)
However, Cell isn’t revived – like how Frieza was revived in Resurrection of ‘F’. Instead, Cell’s comeback seems to be more on the lines of a mutant version of Cell, which reminds us of Bio-Broly. Whether or not this version of Cell retains information on his previous battles is something we will have to wait and see.
Unlike Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which saw Goku and Vegeta heavily dominating screen time, this film will shift focus to other characters. In particular, Gohan and Piccolo and to some degree Pan will play prominent roles in the film.
Cell will be the final villain of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and will face off against Gohan, Piccolo and the other Z fighters. Unlike a one on one fight between Gogeta and Broly in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, we will be getting an intense chaotic battle with our fighters duking it out against the Red Ribbon Army’s experiments.
Is Android 21 in the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero?
While people initially speculated that Android 21 (from Dragon Ball FighterZ) will be the final villain of the movie, this isn’t the case. However, it’s been reported that we will get a cameo for the character in the film, but we haven’t been able to double-check the sources.
The Red Ribbon Army which first made its appearance in Dragon Ball was single-handedly destroyed by Goku. The nefarious organization made a comeback in Dragon Ball Z with the Androids and Cell – who was defeated by Gohan in an intense climactic battle.
With Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the Red Ribbon Army is back at it once again – only this time, they are targeting Pan, Gohan’s daughter. If you are a fan of the series, you’ll be well aware that targeting the families of our heroes rarely ends well for the villains.
Considering that the last time fans saw Gohan in the spotlight was against Cell, it’s a bit ironic that the one to bring back the fighter inside Gohan is Cell once again.
While some fans think that bringing back dead villains from the series is an easy way to cash in on nostalgia, it will still be interesting to see Gohan centric Dragon Ball movie.