The first full trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Broly has finally arrived and it appears Goku will have his work cut out for him with his latest foe. After the surprise conclusion of the Dragon Ball Super anime series, it was announced that the story of Goku and his friends would be continued in movie form and franchise creator Akira Toriyama was confirmed to be contributing both the plot and character designs. Toriyama also revealed that the Dragon Ball Super movie would focus on the origins of the Saiyans and a short teaser was soon released featuring Goku battling a mystery opponent.
That mystery opponent was recently revealed to be Broly, with the movie itself officially renamed Dragon Ball Super: Broly. A key figure in the original series of Dragon Ball Z movies, Broly has been a popular part of the franchise for a long time but failed to make any canon appearances and, subsequently, could never be considered an official character. Until now, that is, as Toriyama claimed that while coming up with ideas for the Super movie, he warmed to the idea of bringing in Broly as main antagonist. Released later this year in Japan, the movie has also been confirmed for a North American theatrical release.
Fans can now see footage of the Legendary Super Saiyan in action, as the first full trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Broly has now been released by IGN. In full dubbed English, the trailer showcases Broly's updated base and Super Saiyan designs and shows the villain fighting not only Goku and Vegeta, but also Freiza who will seemingly continue his reluctant alliance with the Z Warriors. The trailer also features the updated version of Broly's father Paragus.
The trailer confirms what most fans had already suspected - that this version of Broly is completely separate from the one seen in previous movies. However, it'll be interesting to see whether any reference is made to the franchise's other Legendary Super Saiyan, Kale, who was introduced in the Dragon Ball Super anime series. It's also worth noting that a Super Saiyan Blue Goku is seen fighting Broly in his standard form, suggesting that once the villain does eventually transform into his bulked-up state, Goku may need to pull out his Ultra Instinct powers to emerge victorious.
Although the focus of the clip understandably revolves around Dragon Ball Super: Broly's titular baddie, plenty of footage included seems to hark back far into Saiyan history, with images of a crashed Saiyan pod and Saiyan birth chambers all hinting that this new incarnation of Broly could have a huge impact on the franchise's overall mythology.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly is due out in theaters in the U.S. and Canada January 2019.