After teasing us for a while with new stills, a super cool comic book-esque poster, and a couple short sneak peek videos, the first trailer for ‘Big Hero 6’ has finally arrived. From the studio that brought us recent fan favorite films as ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘Frozen’, this film marks the very first animated Marvel movie from Disney Animation Studios. And now we get our first look at actual footage from that film.
Loosely based on the Marvel comic of the same name by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau, the story directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams follows Hiro Hamada, his robot Baymax, and a ragtag group of amateur superheroes that come together to save their city. In the first trailer, we’re introduced to the duo as they try out a new look for the gentle giant. You can check it out below courtesy of Yahoo, followed by the official synopsis of the movie:
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes ‘Big Hero 6’, an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
While the trailer does not feature any dialogue, ‘Big Hero 6’ does have a few stars attached already. Currently, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, and Maya Rudolph are confirmed members of the cast, but some sources say that ‘The Hunger Games’ star Josh Hutcherson, Freddie Highmore of ‘Bates Motel’ and the legendary Samuel L. Jackson are lending their voices to this project as well. Despite this being a talented group, I do hope that they cast a young Asian or Asian American actor as the lead since this story and its characters are heavily influenced by Asian culture. I mean, the city they live in is a cross between Tokyo and San Francisco and the main character’s name is Hiro. Disney has a golden opportunity to add diversity to the sea of Caucasian protagonists, especially in the superhero genre, so I hope they seize it.
What do you think of the first trailer for ‘Big Hero 6’? Are you excited to see this obscure Marvel team make their way to the big screen courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios? And is Baymax not the most adorable robot you’ve seen all day? Sound off in the comment section.
‘Big Hero 6’ debuts on November 7, 2014.