Well, now that James Wong's (Final Destination) manga film Dragon Ball[Z] has a location -- Mexico -- it's time to hear about the cast, and I have to say, at least one of these guys was someone I wasn't expecting. Variety reports that Justin Chatwin, the annoying, headstrong son from War of the Worlds and James Marsters, the bleached, lovelorn bad boy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer have both joined the cast. Chatwin will star as Goku, "a powerful warrior who protects Earth from an endless stream of rogues bent on dominating the universe and controlling the mystical objects from which the film takes its name." He must have learned a lot when he ran into alien combat without a gun.

The thorn in his side, his foil, his enemy, will be played by Marsters, who is taking on the role of the film's villain, Piccolo. He is pure, concentrated evil who came from another being that split himself to rid himself of said evil. I don't think there'll be any sex or souls for Marsters in this job. So they'll go south of the border to start filming this later in the month, and Fox is hoping to unleash Dragon Ball in theaters on August 15. In the meantime, Chatwin is training for his stunts. I'm not manga fan, so this is where you guys come in -- are Chatwin and Marsters good fits for the roles? And if not, who should have been cast?
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