Despite receiving government funding specifically for such an endeavor and Toei Animation producer Gyarmath Bogdan personally hinting at it, so far there have been no true hints at any kind of international screening for the new film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
Something we all managed to miss was a 29 March 2013 update from Battle of Gods musical composer Norihito Sumitomo:
At last, it’s the opening of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The content has plenty to enjoy for children of course, but even adults, as well. It is truly a global-scale work, which (is/will be) shown in 40-plus countries around the world. By all means, please get yourselves out to the theater. You definitely won’t regret it. Please [check out] the soundtrack, too!
The way it’s worded is quite vague — Sumitomo does not say sarete (i)ru for a present-progressive or present-perfect explanation (“is being” or “has been”), so a future-intent is the most likely scenario. Additionally, the word for “showing” used is indeed the one used for movies at cinemas, which makes it seem less likely he is talking in general about the franchise as a whole. It could, of course, simply be a very poorly-worded version of the same promotional language we have seen leading up to the film’s release in Japan (“Aired in over 40 countries!”). But since we have still heard no concrete details about these supposed/intended/hopefully international screenings, it all just adds more kindling to set Internet discussions ablaze.
Thanks to Derek Padula for the heads-up!