Marvel Studios & Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Gets 'Bolt' Co-Director on Board
While many are excited to see Marvel's sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy, there's another Marvel film that people shouldn't forget. Now that the comic book studio is situated at Disney, we're finally getting some animated superhero action again with Big Hero 6. The project was officially announced at the studio's D23 Expo last summer with a tease of the futuristic, fictional setting of San Fransokyo, but we've yet to see any of the heroes in action. With a November 7th, 2014 release planned, we're bound to get a first look soon, and the film will have an additional co-director.
THR has learned that Chris Williams, co-director and co-writer of Disney Animation's 2008 film Bolt has come aboard the Marvel project as a co-director. He joins Winnie the Pooh director and Meet the Robinsons writer Don Hall on the project which follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who must save the city of San Fransokyo from a criminal plot with the help of a robot, Baymax, and four other heros: Gogo, Honey Lemon, sushi chef Wasabi and fanboy Fred. In addition, Tangled producer Roy Conli is aboard the project now too. Is there trouble with the project that these names needed to be brought it, or have these two just been doing so much work that they're getting title promotions? It's hard to say, but we're hoping to get a first look (and maybe a voice cast announcement) soon so we know what we're dealing with here.
I'm wondering if they'll end up pushing this one back to later in the month, to give it the same kind of release schedule that Frozen had this past year....because it's clearly worked out for that movie.
Chris Groves on Jan 6, 2014
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