First Footage And Images From Marvel & Disney Animation’s ‘Big Hero 6′ Adaptation Come With Robotic Wonders
The Guardians of the Galaxy aren’t anything close to the most obscure Marvel superhero team coming to movie theaters this year. That distinction has to go to Big Hero 6, the team that debuted in Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau’s Alpha Flight all the way back 1998. A new Disney animated feature, also titled Big Hero 6, will come to theaters this November, and if this short clip and three new stills of young robot builder Hiro and his creation Baymax are any indication, the film will be full of heroic, mechanical goodness.
Big Hero 6 starred in a 1998 miniseries by Scott Lobdell and Gus Vasquez and a second mini in 2008 by Chris Claremont and David Nakayama. In those comics, the champions of Big Hero 6 were assembled at the behest of the Japanese government, and include the Silver Samurai; who will presumably not be appearing in this film on account of his presence in Fox’s X-Men franchise; Sunfire, another wayward X-Men associate; Sunpyre; an alternate universe version of Sunfire’s dead sister; GoGo Tomago, who can turn her body into pure energy; Honey Lemon, who can pull any item out of her seemingly magical purse; Wasabi No-Ginger, a sword-wielding, energy knives-throwing chef; Fredzilla, a guy who can turn himself into a monster kinda like Godzilla; and Hiro Takachiho, a boy genius beyond comparison who created his robotic protector and companion Baymax.
The film version of Big Hero 6 focuses on Hiro (renamed Hiro Hamanda) and Baymax as they join up with n00b crimefighters Wasabi No-Ginger, Honey Lemon and Fredzilla to save the fictional city of San Fransokyo from some kind of evil plot.
The movie will be co-directed by Winnie the Pooh‘s Don Hall and Bolt‘s Chris Williams, with a script by Hall and Jordan Roberts. A trailer is scheduled for release May 22, with the Big Hero 6 movie coming to theaters November 7.