New scans of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods have been released! The scan with Goku and Bils clashing (which is is the standard promotional image for the movie) teases something beyond a Super Saiyan 3 – a Super Saiyan God!
What exactly is a Super Saiyan God? A legend among legends. The Saiyans are the strongest warriors in the universe and the individual who holds a certain legend is the one known as Super Saiyan God. The scan mentions the form and the power of the Super Saiyan God will be revealed in the movie.
The part of the scan with the Prophecy Fish mentions 39 years ago it foretold the appearance of the Saiyan God to Bils. It’s one of the reasons that led to Bils awakening from his slumber when he did.
Just as a note: Super Saiyan 4 was part of Dragon Ball GT, which was not done by the original creator of the Dragon Ball series (Akira Toriyama). The true level above Super Saiyan 3 is a Super Saiyan God.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th movie in the Dragon Ball anime series. It will take place between Dragon Ball manga chapters 517 and 518, in the 10 year timeskip after Goku defeats Buu, but before the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Akira Toriyama along with Toei Animation, Fox International Productions Japan, Shueisha, Fuji TV, Bandai, and Namco Bandai Games are all involved. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is set to release in Japanese theaters March 30, 2013. There is no word on a North American or European release date at this time for either.