Anime, Movies

Robotech, Astro Boy Looking at Live-Action Movies

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Honestly, though, I think it’ll be a while before we see either one, if ever. As any toy or anime collector can tell you, the Robotech/Macross rights are a nightmarish minefield. However, it appears that the latest writer to attempt it will be Michael Gordon, whose G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra script doesn’t exactly inspire hope in fans of ’80s cartoons.

Meanwhile, the folks making Astro Boy just sound flat-out delusional.

“We’ve seen him as a manga, an anime and an animated movie but we’ve never seen him as a live-action movie or him as a superhero,” said Nalbandian. “We actually see him in the same league as an Iron Man.”

I’ll grant you maybe AN Iron Man, but THE Iron Man? Let’s just say that if you find a kid who’s as entertaining as Robert Downey Jr, he’ll probably have better things to do.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist