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Big Hero 6
Last year, Disney announced development on its first animated Marvel feature film, 'Big Hero 6,' though after the studio debuted the first concept trailer and images at last year's D23 Expo, we had still yet to learn of any voice cast additions. That all changes as stand-up comic and 'Cloverfield' star T.J. Miller becomes the first actor to land a role in the film.
Marvel Studios and Disney previously announced that they would be embarking on their first animated Marvel movie adventure with 'Big Hero 6,' adapted from the relatively unknown comic book of the same name. During this year's D23 Expo in California, the audience at the Anaheim Convention Center got a preview of the film via concept footage, art and some teaser tidbits of the story.
When Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion in 2009, many immediately began to speculate about what this would mean for Disney (or Pixar) animated movies based on some of our favorite superheroes. Today, almost four years later, we have an official announcement from Disney on their first ever animated Marvel movie. Meet 'Big Hero 6.'
When Disney bought Marvel a few years back, everyone's imaginations went into hyperdrive. With Disney's resources and bank account account at their disposal, surely we'd see our favorite Marvel characters brought to life in new and exciting ways. In fact, the day of the acquisition, your couldn't browse the internet without stumbling over the question "Will Pixar get to make a Marvel movie?!" in every forum and comments section.
Well, the day has come. Disney's first stab at an animated Marvel movie has been revealed...and it's not what you think. In fact, if you guessed this, you're probably a comic book psychic or something.