First Disney/Marvel Animated Movie is…’Big Hero 6′?

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 First Disney/Marvel Animated Movie is...Big Hero 6?

While our own Rob Keyes has been doing in-depth coverage (and sharp speculation) about the upcoming “Phase 2″ stage of Marvel’s – in regards to Iron Man 3, Captain America 2 and a possible Guardians of the Galaxy movie, other Marvel Studios tidbits have been leaking out all over the place – including this big news:  Marvel and Disney will reportedly be launching their first animated project – and it’s NOT the one you guessed (or wished for).

The official first animated film from the Disney/Marvel team will be Big Hero 6! Don’t know who (or what) that is? Most people outside of the hardcore comic crowd probably share your confusion.

Big Hero 6 are a team of heroes recruited by the Japanese government, who once fought alongside the X-Men character known as Sunfire (the comic version of the team also included X-Men frienemy Silver Samurai, who will appear in the sequel film, The Wolverine). The team had its own run in the Marvel universe, consisting of two mini-series released in the 2000s. That’s basically the gist of it.


 First Disney/Marvel Animated Movie is...Big Hero 6?

Don Hall (co-director of last year’s Winnie the Pooh film) is reportedly the man attached to direct Big Hero 6 (according to Blue Sky Disney), and was the person who pitched the property to chief creative officer John Lasseter in the first place. What Hall sees in this particular property (as opposed to, say, Power Pack or The Runaways) is unknown, but the movie is said to have already been extensively story boarded. It is noted that no official green light has been given yet – but don’t be surprised if you hear the announcement soon.

Curiously enough, the Blue Sky report notes that the next opening in Disney’s animation slot would be…. 2014, the same year Marvel will flood theaters with Captain America 2, and yet-unannounced projects. Could Big Hero 6  be what Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was hinting at when he previously said we could be seeing more than two Marvel projects in theaters during any given year? We shall soon find out. Stay tuned to our Comic-Con 2012 Coverage Page, as the information will almost surely be coming out of the convention.

Source: Blue Sky Disney

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  1. Marvel seems to be focusing alot on teams. Avengers, GOTG, and these guys

    • Single heroes sell single toys. Teams sell more toys.

      Also, it’s easier to write team dynamics.

    • If this goes well it could get an animated show or alive action movie, maybe.

    • power pack is on the way,hopefully.

  2. Wow that sucks. I would have a better chance at seeing DC’s Metal Men or Suicide Squad than this crap.

  3. I’m assuming that the animation branch of the Marvel/Disney movies will have its own shared universe.

  4. and spiderman ends of the earth #1

    • Read that also and was going to say the same thing. Wouldn’t mind learing a little bit more about Big Hero 6.

  5. WHERE IS MY BIONIC SIX MOVIE? Think about it… a bunch of kids adopted by this family, who just happen to be bionic seceret agent superheroes? How can hollywood screw that up? Well, maybe Platinum Dunes could. But picture X-men + Terminator + mission impossible = EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. If DC can do animated movies then it’s about time Marvel Studios does the same! I’m all for anything they are willing to do that will expand the Marvel universe.

  7. Agreed, and if the project is cgi, Disney and Blue Sky’s animations will be good.

    • where’s the alpha flight movie?????

  8. I consider myself top be quite clued up on comics, but even I don’t know who these guys are.
    Not really interested…

  9. More Anime… crap. ~ Stark

    • If there’s Marvel characters that deserve to be Anime, then surely it’s these guys.

      Anime rules! ;P

  10. That index finger sure is awkwardly placed.

  11. All this and still no Battle Angel Alita movie??????

    • Not for about another 10 years until Cameron gets around to it. I fear it will be unrecognizable when it does get here.

  12. Uh if an animated Disney/Marvel team up does well, could we get some of the creative heads at Marvel Studios to adapt an animated Darkwing Duck movie? Cause that would make me extremely happy

  13. This movie will be kick ass in CG animation.

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  15. Marvel is going good with super hero movies, why would they jeopardize what they have with this piece of tripe?

    The characters are lame and by the looks of it, it’s in that stupid Japanese Anime style of drawing which is the most hideous style of drawing I’ve ever seen.

    If their going to dump money into something idiotic,
    why not consider the U.S. deficit

    • The film is solely produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, (although some Marvel teams members will offer their input) I doubt that it is going to be anima style.

      They were intentionally looking for a Marvel property that was on the obscure side so they (Disney) could make it their own.

  16. At first when I heard about a Big Hero 6 movie I was pretty excited. I never really followed the story or characters that much, but I did purchase one graphic novel they put out. I enjoyed the idea of another marvel universe superhero team that was based not only somewhere other than New York but someplace other than the US! To top it off the team had some pretty cool character designs.

    After watching the trailer though…it seems like Disney has taken pretty extreme liberties to water it down for an audience of american toddlers. /sigh