Walt Disney Studios animation is officially joining forces with Marvel. Big Hero 6
is not as well known as The Avengers
, but it’s another group of powerful individuals with wildly different histories and powers, united by the Japanese government as a crisis-fighting super-squad.
Disney reps confirmed to EW that the film is in the early stages of development, though they declined to specify which filmmakers are involved. As Hollywood heads into Comic-Con next month, rumors are swirling …
With Marvel also developing a live-action version of its Guardians of the Galaxy
series, this will be the second major test of whether cult-favorite characters from deeper within the company’s collection of heroes will be able to connect with mainstream moviegoers.
Members of Big Hero 6
— who can harness the power of solar energy to blast his enemies. Silver Samurai
— a sword-swinging warrior with a history of tangling with Wolverine. Hiro
— A 13-year-old boy genius. Honey Lemon
— who can draw practically any object she needs from a mystical purse that’s a portal to another dimension. Baymax
— A giant robot created by Hiro who can shapeshift into a dragon form. Go-Go Tomago
— a woman in a high-tech, voice-controlled suit, who can propel herself through the air in an egg-shaped ball of energy.
When you think about it, what problem couldn’t
be solved by a sun god, a robot dragon, a smarty-pants kid, a woman with a magic purse, a samurai made of precious metal, and an energy ball?