- Published on Tuesday, July 10 2012
- Written by Sarah Osman
After the success of The Avengers, Disney, in partnership with Marvel, has set to work to bring more Marvel superheroes to the big screen (and continue the story of those who have already made it). The most intriguing of the group is a feature film adaptation of Marvel’s Big Hero 6, based on the Japanese comic book super-group. The film, which is currently in production at Disney Animation, will follow a group of heroes assembled by the Japanese government to help protect the world from evil. Originally derived in 1998, Big Hero 6 was a spin-off from Alpha Flight, and the group has included: Sunfire, a former member of the X-Men; Silver Samurai, an “enemy” of Wolverine’s; and Fred, a Godzilla-like monster. (And yes, his name is actually Fred.)
There are currently no writers set for the Big Hero 6 film, but there is a possibility that Don Hall, director of the adorable Winnie the Pooh, will direct. More information on who the cast and crew will be for the film is set to be revealed at Comic-Con this week, so stay tuned!
Marvel is also currently developing a live-action Guardians of the Galaxy film, yet another cult-favorite among comic book lovers. Similar to The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy is also comprised of a group of superheroes who fight crime. Producer of the film, Kevin Feige, has mentioned that Star-Lord, who has the ability to travel through space, Drax the Destroyer, who has super strength and the power of flight, Gamora, a highly trained assassin, and Groot, who has the ability to control trees and is resistant to fire, will all appear in the film.
In the meantime, Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 will be charging into theaters next summer (2013), with Captain America 2 being released the following summer (2014).
Are you excited to see the heroes of Big Hero 6 on the big screen?
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff