Disney Planning Animated Adpatation of Marvel's 'Big Hero 6' Comic?

June 28, 2012
Source: Blue Sky Disney

Big Hero 6

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.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


What's with all these studios shoving super hero movies down peoples throat? I mean this will kill peoples interest after a while just like the fad with vampires. It's nice to see a comic book adaptation of your favorite character on the big screen but come on soon after this that will be the only genre these studios will push out and the rest will be made for tv movie cause lets face it these type of movies bring in a lot of money.

BinaryChaos on Jun 28, 2012


no what killed the vampire flicks was the application of sparkles....

Jericho on Jun 28, 2012


Its not a well known property so this could just as easily been an original story. Superhero movies is now a genre. Its not going anywhere. Just like fantasy, sci-fi and zombie movies.

Brandon V. Fletcher on Jun 28, 2012


How are they shoving it down your throat? Please explain that because you're not forced to go see them. Super Heroes are not a fad. They've been around since the 1930s when Superman first appeared.

SIEGE on Jul 3, 2012


Lets get real, how many people actially KNOW about these heroes... Seems like everyobodybwants to adapt every single unknown hero nowadays...

LosZombies on Jun 28, 2012


If would be something like " Incredibles " Definitely I'm in

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 29, 2012

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