Superhero Hype! has your exclusive first look at the action-packed gladiator sequence from Summit Entertainment’s Astro Boy, opening in theaters on October 23. In the sequence, Astro Boy is forced to fight an array of fearsome battlebots, including the towering Battlebot Samaurai (first photo). During the fight, Astro Boy discovers incredible powers for the first time.
Created with CG-animation from Imagi Studios, Astro Boy is a thrilling tale of a true hero. Set in futuristic Metro City, the film is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it means to be a hero.
Astro Boy also features the voices of Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucus and Donald Sutherland.
Click the photos below for bigger versions (you can download them in the gallery to see them bigger on your desktop)! If you missed the report on our recent tour of Imagi Animation Studios, you can still read that here.
Source: Summit Entertainment