A sharp-eyed fan found the first theatrical standee for Imagi Studio's Astro Boy. The image comes to us courtesy of Collider, and reveals what the final computer model of the title character should actually look like.
It's interesting to note that the version of Astro Boy shown in the standee is clothed, unlike the character's more-typical bare-chested appearance.
To get a look at the standee below.
The iconic character Astro Boy has found global popularity since his creation in the early 1950s by Japan's Osamu Tezuka, known as the "god of manga" and "father of anime," and has been the hero of three acclaimed animated television series aired around the world.
Set in the future, Imagi Studio's Astro Boy is a classic superhero origin story about a young robot with incredible powers and his adventure-filled journey in search of his identity and destiny, taking him into a netherworld of robot gladiators before he returns to save Metro City.
Directed by David Bowers, Astro Boy stars Matt Lucas, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Scarlett Johansson, Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy and Freddie Highmore. Astro Boy flies into theatres October 23, 2009.