The first trailer for Disney’s upcoming animation, Big Hero 6, has just been released online.
As you can see from the trailer below, the film is set in a futuristic world, where Hiro Hamada is a young boy who invents a pillow-like robot called Baymax. However, when his home-town is threatened by a masked villain, Hiro must use Baymax to fight back by creating his own superhero defender.
With the film industry being dominated by comic-book adaptations at the moment, this doesn’t strike a very original tone, but it is the first animated superhero film since The Incredibles and we all know how successful that was. It is also owned by Marvel who have allowed Disney to develop the character and film as long as they don’t link it to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Kevin Feige and co. are currently creating.
Co-director, Don Hall explained recently about how that decision came about: “When we first started, we didn’t know how all this was going to go. But in our first meeting with Marvel, when John picked Big Hero 6, Marvel was super encouraging to not tie it to their mythology at all. It was like, ‘Create your own universe, create your own characters, and don’t worry about anything else.’ There was enough in this movie with the new team and this world we’ve created, it was plenty. As much as I love the Marvel Universe, I’m glad that we chose to create our own thing.”
Featuring the voices of Ryan Potter, T.J. Miller, Scott Adsit, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph and James Cromwell, Big Hero 6 lands in the UK on January 30 next year.