The Astro Boy panel at the San Diego Comic Con was early Thursday morning, opening up the first offical day of the show in a way befitting of Osamu Tezuka's legendary status, and the news is now out in full force! There were some big announcements and revelations that are making this movie seem quite intriguing!
- There will be several "Easter Eggs" and familiar characters in the film. Osamu Tezuka himself will be a recurring character, and in the Japanese version will be voiced by Tezuka's son Makoto.
- Astro will have his traditional appearance both when he is created (as we've seen in the teaser trailer) and in the fight at the end of the film.
- More actors have been confirmed. Charlize Theron is narrating a movie-within-a-movie which will open up the film's futuristic setting, and in a huge surprise, Samuel L. Jackson is the voice of a robot named Zog.
- There is a Tentacle Monster. 'Nuff said.
Summit Premieres Astro Boy Trailer - A full description of the (yet unfinished) trailer shown at the panel.Stay with ABW for more info as it drops!
David Bowers on Astro Boy - Great interview with the director! I love Danger Mouse too!
Astro Boy Panel, Full Q & A - Word for word, what the guests had to say to the fans in attendance!