Disney Animation will bring Marvel Comics’ Big Hero 6 to the big screen.
Marvel and Disney Animation have revealed the first trailer and poster for Big Hero 6, Marvel’s first foray into animated movies. Big Hero 6 takes you to San Fransokyo, home of robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. In the trailer, Hamada tries to outfit his robot sidekick Baymax with a super suit. Click the thumbnail below to see the full poster. Hamada and Baymax eventually join up with a group of crime fighters, including Wasabi-No-Ginger, Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago, and Fred. Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, is producing the film. The film will be directed by Don Hall (Winnie The Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt). Big Hero 6 arrives in theaters November 7.
The trailer shows a futuristic world, where Hamada is able to design a new suit for Baymax using a touchscreen tablet and use what looks like a 3D printer to create the pieces. In the comics, Big Hero 6 have appeared in the pages of Alpha Flight and in mini-series. Members of Big Hero 6 have included Wolverine’s nemesis Silver Samurai, and Sunfire, a former member of the X-Men. In the trailer, you only see Hiro Hamada (whose name in the comics is Hiro Takachiho) and his robot, Baymax. While the story is inspired by the Big Hero 6 comics, we don’t know yet how closely the story will be tied to the greater Marvel universe.
All previous animated Marvel films have been direct-to-video features or films for television. Big Hero 6 will be Marvel’s first theatrically released, CGI animated film.