It has been over three years since Baymax warmed everyone’s hearts in Big Hero 6, and the squishy health care provider is about to return to the big screen. According to recent reports, the young heroes of Disney are ready to assemble as production begins for Big Hero 7.
Big Heroes Assemble
Not much is known about the anticipated sequel. Last year, when Disney announced the list of animated movies that are scheduled to be released in the next few years, the Big Hero sequel was noticeably absent from the roster. However, comic book creator and professional cameo actor Stan Lee has previously assured fans that Hiro and Baymax will once again grace the silver screen.
In fact, a report by OppTrends claims that production for the still-untitled sequel is about to begin. The publication quoted an old interview with Toronto Sun, Lee revealed Marvel’s plans for the next two years. He believed that the animated superhero movie is scheduled to begin filming after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
“After Ant-Man, we’re going to start playing around with Doctor Strange, the Black Panther, the Inhumans, and then we have to come back for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Big Hero 6, the Avengers, Captain America,” he explained.
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy started production work last year and then released the new movie a week ago. This week, the sequel to the comedy-space adventure will open in the U.S. and other major markets. The movie is already surpassing expectations at the box office around the world.
That said, the work for Big Hero 7 is expected to begin soon. Or perhaps it has already started. Disney has been secretive about its plans for the animated superhero movie.
If the rumor is true, fans will probably hear more details about the project soon. Because it is adapted from popular comic books of the same title, there are definitely more stories to be mined from the series created by Steve T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau.
It seems like a big story arc that will be explored in Big Hero 7 is the reemergence of Tadashi (Daniel Henney). To recall, the character was killed in the first movie after an explosion caused by the big villain unmasked to be the inventor Robert Callaghan (James Cromwell).
How he will be resurrected from the dead remains to be seen, but some sources claim that he is going to be the big villain of the sequel. He was, after all, an important part of why Hiro and his friends became superheroes and one efficient way to break them is to reintroduce Tadashi as a bad guy.
However, movie producer Roy Conli warns that fans not to hope too much about seeing Tadashi reunite with Hiro in the anticipated sequel. In an interview with Screen Rant to promote the nature documentary Born in China, he responded to the rumors of Tadashi’s return.
“That’s a rumor by the way,” he simply stated. However, he does recognize that Hiro’s older brother is a fan-favorite. “He’s a great character.”
Moreover, Conli explained the differences of working in an animated movie versus a nature documentary. Having worked on Big Hero 6, he has seen how the ideas come to life from the drawing board and into the big screen.
He said that animated movies follow the more traditional formula of writing a script, then storyboarding it and designing it until it reaches the final images. In nature documentaries, the opposite happens. The filmmaker starts with the final images then move backwards. “[T]he great thing is, they meet in the middle somewhere and the storytelling is not a lot different in a weird way,” he said.
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