Marvel Backs Away from ‘Big Hero 6’ [WATCH VIDEO]
Marvel has decided not to reprint or make new materials for the characters of the upcoming Disney animated pic, “Big Hero 6.” Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Marvel benches its superhero team, Big Hero 6, which are to be featured on an upcoming Disney Pic of the same name. The comic-publishing studio has decided not to reprint or make new materials for the characters that will be appearing in the said animation or even any appearances in any other Marvel comic titles in the near future. A spokesperson for Marvel confirms that it has no plans for the property when contacted by The Hollywood Reporter, following up on an earlier report from Newsarama.
Originally, Big Hero 6 is a Japanese superhero team that Marvel created and the first Japanese government-funded superhero team. Other national superhero teams include Alpha Flight, made up of Canadian superheroes. Big Hero 6’s initial lineup included the “X-Men” Sunfire, Silver Samurai, Hiro Takachiho, Baymax, Honey Lemon and Go Go Tomago. Eventually, Sunfire and Silver Samurai are replaced by Wasabi No-Ginger and shapeshifter Fredzilla. In the upcoming Disney animation, the team lineup consists of Hiro Takachiho, Baymax, Honey Lemon, Go Go Tomago Wasabi No-Ginger and Fredzilla. The last time the characters made appearance in the graphic novels was in 2012 in an issue of “Amazing Spider-Man,” in which the team showed up to help defeat Doctor Octopus.
“If you had two things, and on one you earned 100% of the revenues from the efforts that you put into making it, and the other you earned a much smaller percentage for the same amount of time and effort, you’d be more likely to concentrate more heavily on the first, wouldn’t you?” explains Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort in his Q&A Tumblr, pointing out the reason for Marvel’s lack of material.
“Big Hero 6” is produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film will be directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams and will be the 54th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. “Big Hero 6” will be the first Disney-animated film to feature Marvel characters since The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009. It will be released on Nov. 7, 2014 by Walt Disney Pictures.
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