A fresh trailer (or “sizzle” if you will) for Disney’s Big Hero 6 was premiered during the studio’s panel at the 2014 New York Comic-Con today. The latest preview for the 3D animated feature, inspired by the Marvel comic book series of the same name, is the most action-packed trailer release for the film to date (watch it above), and is accompanied by the new tune from Fall Out Boy, “Immortals”. Once again, though, it’s the robot Baymax who serves as the primary source of humor here, even as the Big Hero 6 squad’s supporting members get more screen time.
Big Hero 6 tells the tale of Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter), a teenager living in the futuristic metropolis of San Fransokyo. When Hiro’s older brother passes away and a masked super-villain threatens his city’s very existence, Hiro realizes its time for him to step up, use his techno wizardry for good, and save the day. With assistance from an eclectic group of fellow geeks, as well as the healthcare-providing robot Baymax (Scott Adsit) developed by his late brother, Hiro assembles a team of technologically-powered superheroes known as… the Big Hero 6.
Chris Williams (Bolt) co-directed Big Hero 6 with Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh), based on a screen played co-written by the latter, and the latest footage does indeed suggest this 3D computer-animted feature might be one of the most – if not the most – technically-sophisticated offerings from the Mouse House’s animated division in recent years.
Furthermore, it’s fun to see Disney jump into the pool of superhero action – maintaining that distinct, well, Disney flavor at the same time – and the relationship between Hiro and Baymax continues to look as though it’ll provide the movie with a strong, beating heart. Big Hero 6 isn’t part of Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe, which means it has all the more freedom to be its own thing, apart from the Marvel Studio brand. You can count us as being all the more excited to see the final result now.
Big Hero 6 opens in U.S. theaters on November 7th, 2014.
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