Since Walt Disney Pictures Animation first debuted “Big Hero 6” in 2014, the film’s intrepid inventor Hiro, his cute robotic companion Baymax, and their staff of STEM-enhanced superheroes have been common fixtures inside the bigger Disney pop-culture ecosystem.
Despite current reviews, nevertheless, Hiro, Baymax and the remainder of the “Big Hero 6” crew usually are not at present set to make their live-action debut inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Variety has confirmed with a supply on the studio.
It’s comprehensible why there can be a lot anticipation for “Big Hero 6” to affix the MCU. After Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, the Disney Animation Studios staff stumble on the fairly obscure Marvel comics sequence “Big Hero 6” — which first appeared in 1998 — as a title ripe for adaptation. Disney, nevertheless, made a number of main adjustments. Rather that setting in Japan like within the comics, for instance, the animated characteristic was set as a substitute within the fictional metropolis of San Fransokyo. And whereas the comics additionally adopted Hiro and Baymax main a staff of superheroes, Disney modified Baymax from an artificial bodyguard able to reworking itself right into a inexperienced dragon right into a cuddly inflatable medical robotic retrofitted by Hiro for fight. So there’s a honest quantity of daylight between Disney’s “Big Hero 6” and the place Marvel Studios may take these characters in dwell motion.
Disney additionally simply concluded “Big Hero 6: The Series,” an animated spin-off show with a lot of the unique voice cast from the characteristic. The ultimate episode aired on Feb. 15 after working for 3 seasons on the Disney Channel and Disney XD. That would possibly indicate the “Big Hero 6” characters are shifting again to Marvel, however in Dec., Disney introduced that Walt Disney Animation Studios was producing the TV sequence “Baymax!” for Disney Plus — suggesting Disney nonetheless sees worth in additional exploiting the animated characteristic. A special model of the identical characters launched by Marvel would inject the sort of client model confusion that Disney has scrupulously prevented inside its varied divisions.
There is all the time the chance that Marvel Studios may flip to “Big Hero 6” sooner or later; “Guardians of the Galaxy” was additionally an obscure Marvel comics title till it discovered its approach to the MCU. For now, although, as a substitute of hanging out with Captain Marvel and Thor, Hiro and Baymax will maintain rubbing shoulders with Moana and Wreck-It Ralph.