Disney Planning Animated Adpatation of Marvel's 'Big Hero 6' Comic?
For the past three years, since the purchase of Marvel by Disney, fans have been wondering if we'll ever see our favorite comic books head to the big screen in some sort of animated form. Pixar has always been the first place to go for these kind of discussions, but it sounds like Disney is developing their first animated comic book adaptation without the computer animation giant. Blue Sky Disney (via ComingSoon) and On the Grid have both independently reported that Disney is planning an animated adaptation of Big Hero 6 with Winnie the Pooh director Don Hall at the helm with an eye for a theatrical release sometime in 2014.
Big Hero 6 is a team of state-sanctioned super-heroes at the disposal of the Japanese government with a top-secret consortium of politicians and business entities known as the Giri formed to recruit and train potential superhuman operative. The original line-up included heroes like Silver Samurai, Sunfire, GoGo Tomago, Honey Lemon, Hiro Takachiho and Baymax. A couple of those characters originated in the X-Men comics, so it's not clear if all these heroes will make it to the big screen versio. Now, this should only be regarded as rumor for now, but with Comic-Con coming up next month, this kind of news coming out of the woodwork a little early isn't all that surprising. I'd expect to hear some kind of announcement about this property when we're in San Diego next month covering the big convention.