Anime Vice News

Never-Ending Astro Boy News: No ScarJo

Word is that Scarlett Johansson is NOT in the upcoming Astro Boy flick.

Bye-Bye!
Bye-Bye!
Past reports indicated that Scarlet Johansson was in line to play a voice role in Astro Boy, and the actress apparently did find herself in some meetings related to the film. However, Splash Page has now confirmed with Johansson that she is not currently signed to the film, and that talks eventually fell apart.


It's not clear what her role ever would have been, and Kristen Bell-- who is confirmed for an unnamed role in the film –may be the person who has what would have been Johansson's role. That's speculation, though.


Do you think this is another bad omen for Astro Boy? Or do you think it'll pull through and be a cool flick?

darkjester74on Jan. 27, 2009 at 1:13 p.m.
Mmmmmmm.....
.
.
.
Sorry, you were saying something about anime?
Bertmastaon Jan. 27, 2009 at 3:02 p.m.
when girls as hot as that pull out of a movie its always a bad sign.....always.....always!
MorpheusDreamweaveron Jan. 27, 2009 at 3:10 p.m.
I wouldn't mind if she was replaced by Kristen Bell... but, yeah. Problems seem to abound for Astro Boy these days.
GMan staff on Jan. 27, 2009 at 4:23 p.m.
I'm more interested in just seeing Astro Boy.  I really don't care who the voice actors are as long as they don't suck.  I don't need any big Hollywood actors to make me want to see this.  Although, Scarlet Johansson...
transgojoboton Jan. 27, 2009 at 5:50 p.m.
Hollywood doesn't keep Scarlett Johansson gainfully employed for her acting "talents" voice or otherwise.

Dig Deeper into Astro Boy

One of Osamu Tezuka's best-known manga, revolving around a young boy who is actually a robot replacement for his creator's son.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (9 Posts)
Add/View Images (37 Images)
Watch Some Videos (1 Video)
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/18/14

Let's party hard at the beach while it's still summer!

Does Anime Get Too 'Niche?'

THE VICE PIT. Sometimes, it feels like watching somebody else's home movies, doesn't it?

AKAME GA KILL! is... OK for a Harem Show?

Episode #2. W&L. I wish this were better.

I'm Trying Really Hard to Like ALDNOAH ZERO #2

...but it's sooooo self-serious!

Listen to the JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Rap!

Richie Branson continues his weekly anime-inspired rap series with the hip-hop tribute "Stand-Up."

NOBUNAGA CONCERTO #1&2 -- Special Review

A spectacle like this only comes once in a great while.

DRAGON BALL -- Does the First Saga Hold Up?

THE VICE PIT. We re-visited the very first DRAGON BALL arc and wonder if nostalgia has blinded us about Emperor Pilaf.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #20 -- Special Review

Eat poo... and die?

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/18/14

Let's party hard at the beach while it's still summer!

AKAME GA KILL! is... OK for a Harem Show?

Episode #2. W&L. I wish this were better.

I'm Trying Really Hard to Like ALDNOAH ZERO #2

...but it's sooooo self-serious!

Does Anime Get Too 'Niche?'

THE VICE PIT. Sometimes, it feels like watching somebody else's home movies, doesn't it?

Listen to the JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Rap!

Richie Branson continues his weekly anime-inspired rap series with the hip-hop tribute "Stand-Up."

Excellent Anime You Might've Missed -- BREAK UPS

It's a lot more than 'slice of life.'

NOBUNAGA CONCERTO #1&2 -- Special Review

A spectacle like this only comes once in a great while.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #20 -- Special Review

Eat poo... and die?

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel