I’ve had my eye on this one for a couple of years now. Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel comic book series, though I wouldn’t blame anyone for being unfamiliar with it. It never enjoyed the popularity levels of X-Men (though the team has included mutants Sunfire and Silver Samurai) but it has developed a small, dedicated cult following over the years.
You can add Big Hero 6 to the seemingly endless list of Marvel hero team-ups but it will never be lost in the fray. Big Hero 6 is something pretty different for a Marvel comic series- in many ways, it’s a glowing love letter to Japanese manga. The universe uses anime-style characters, powers and overall themes to tell it’s oddly charming stories, even taking place in a fictional fusion of Tokyo and San Francisco (San Fransokyo…yeah).
Disney’s movie adaptation of Big Hero 6 is currently being developed by the same team that brought us Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph. So if the source material doesn’t excite you, that certainly should.
Or just let the trailer speak for itself:
* People on Reddit, IMDB and Tumblr are already spotting Easter Eggs in the trailer, including a Frozen wanted sign, filmmakers Nathan Greno and Byron Howard and God’s phone number from Bruce Almighty.