Disney’s first animated Marvel movie introduces two of its six heroes
Disney is known for its animated features, Marvel is known for its superheroes, and eventually they were going to put those things together. Big Hero 6, based on a mostly-obscure Marvel team, is the first stab at doing just that.
The film, a loose reimagining of characters from the comic, is about a team of children and teens in the futuristic American/Japanese hybrid city of San Fransokyo who use science and technology (mainly powered suits of armor) to become superheroes and thwart a criminal conspiracy. This first full-length trailer intros the (yet unnamed) villain and fleshes out the first two team members: Boy-inventor Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter of Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas) and his inflatable robot Baymax, who looks all set to become a popular holiday toy.
The other heroes include (largely reworked) versions of Go-Go Tamgo, Fredzilla, Wasabi-No-Ginger, and Honey Lemon. The original comic was premised on a team of Japanese-descended new and lesser-known Marvel characters (briefly including Silver Samurai and Sunfire, who are unavailable because of ties to Fox’s X-Men movies) aiming to capitalize of the then-new popularity of manga/anime heroes with U.S. comics fans. The team in the film will be multiethnic; with Damon Wayans, T.J. Miller, Genesis Rodriguez and Jamie Chung all providing voices.
Big Hero 6 has a U.S. release date of November 7, 2014.