Shortly after the first trailer was released, a very low-resolution photo was leaked featuring the cast of the upcoming Walt Disney Animation movie ‘Big Hero 6′. While the picture was extremely fuzzy, it did offer the world’s first look at the House of Mouse’s version of the characters based on the Marvel comic created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau about a team of Japanese superheroes. Now, some new posters of much better quality have been released showing off the stars of the next film from the creators of ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘Frozen’.
Over the weekend, JPosters shared a set of inter-locking character posters depicting the heroes Hiro Hamada, Baymax, Honey Lemon, Wasabi No Ginger, GoGo Tomago, and Fredzilla in the first real look at the first animated Marvel characters to join the Disney family. You can check them out in the gallery below, followed by the synopsis of the movie:
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie GoGo Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.
Just by looking at these posters, we can see that Disney is making some big strides in terms of diversity. Not only do we have an Asian male lead (and his super cool robot), but we also have an African American lead and the first Asian female lead since Mulan. Hopefully the voice cast reflects the diversity of the characters. Although, despite these all these good things, some fans online have already started to complain and dwell on the fact that Honey Lemon resembles Anna from ‘Frozen’ or Rapunzel from ‘Tangled’. Personally, I don’t mind that much considering that the final product could end up looking much different than these initial posters, but some people like to nitpick I guess. Regardless of those similarities, I’m still pretty happy with these posters and I’m still excited for the first Disney/Marvel animated collaboration.
What do you think about these character posters for ‘Big Hero 6’? Are you happy with Disney’s version of these Marvel characters? Let us know in the comments below.
‘Big Hero 6’ hits theaters on November 7, 2014.