Piccolo's Depicter James Marsters Speaks Of Upcoming 'Dragonball'

James Marsters

Providing more information about the upcoming manga adaptation 'Dragonball', James Marsters talks about his evil character and the movie itself.
So far, fans has been given the chance to satisfy their eyes with the scanned photos of Goku, Bulma and several other characters from the upcoming "Dragonball Evolution". They also can watch two leaked videos showing Chi-Chi and Mai battling each other. Still, none of those media gives any clues to the movie's main villain, Lord Piccolo and the movie itself. But, that is about to change.

Recently, it is revealed that on the August issue of Jump Square magazine, James Marsters, the depicter of the green-skinned baddie, has spoken about his vicious character. Describing about his character, the actor known for his Spike portrayal in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" said, "Speaking of Piccolo, one word comes into my mind, it's 'loneliness'."

"Piccolo is always floating in the air in the beautiful landscape, but he never even admires the landscape, he is only thinking or musing and staring at his feet. I think that is a characteristic of piccolo more than anything else. Maybe it must be a characteristic for revenge. He hates himself and blames the people who has trapped him. His desire to kill not only them but their family, furthermore to destroy the city and the planet they live and protect. To get revenge is everything to him. Everything."

Discussing further about the differences between this live-action adaptation with the original series, the 45-year-old noted that the plot of the film is definitely different from its manga but the basic idea remains the same. "...it's a necessary change because we need to condense the long story of the original for a movie. For example, some characters in the original don't appear in the movie. And we try to give it a more gritty and graphic (realistic) feeling," he explained. "Though there are differences between the two, I think it is all right if the core part of Dragonball remains."

While the full interview can be read at DBTheMovie.com, "Dragonball" itself tells the story of a humanoid alien named Goku. He is sent to Earth to destroy the human race, but instead he chooses to protect the human from the invading alien rushing to find the mystical dragonballs. Starring also Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum and Chow Yun-Fat, the tidbit is set for April 10, 2009 release.

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