Since debuting in 2014,’‘Big Hero 6′ has built quite a following of Disney and Marvel fans alike, so naturally there is a demand for more stories from this world. Rumors began to swirl about a sequel almost immediately after the film starring Hiro Hamada, his lovable robot Baymax, and their friends GoGo Tomago, Honey Lemon, Wasabi No Ginger, and Fred hit theaters, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that we finally got news about their continuing adventures. Back in March 2016, Disney XD revealed that the team from San Fransokyo would return to headline their own animated series in 2017 from Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, the creators of ‘Kim Possible’. Although since that announcement was made, we haven’t heard any new updates on the project. However, that changed recently as the production unveiled their voice cast, which includes a number of stars reprising their roles from the film.
According to the Oh My Disney blog, ‘Big Hero 6: The Series’ has signed on the majority of the film’s cast to voice their beloved characters once again. Among those returning are Maya Rudolph (Aunt Cass), Jamie Chung (GoGo), Scott Adsit (Baymax), Alan Tudyk (Alistair Krei), Ryan Potter (Hiro), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), David Shaughnessy (Heathcliff), and Stan Lee (Fred’s Dad). Unfortunately, Damon Wayans Jr. and TJ Miller will not be joining their fellow castmates, so Wasabi and Fred will be voiced by Chary Payton of ‘The Lion Guard’ and Brooke Wheelan of ‘Saturday Night Live’, respectively.
But the all-star talent doesn’t end there. Big heroes need big villains, so the antagonist Obake will be played by Andrew Scott, who many may know from his stint as Moriarty on BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. He will be joined by ‘black-ish’ star Jennifer Lewis as Professor Granville, comedian Andy Richter as Globby, Sean Giambrone of ‘The Goldbergs’ as Richardson Mole, John Ross Bowie from ‘Speechless’ as Mei, former Batman and Drew Carey sidekick Diedrich Bader as Bluff Dunder, ‘Castle’ star Susan Sullivan as Fred’s mother, and Haley Tju of ‘Bella and the Bulldogs’ as Karmi.
Set to follow up immediately after the events of the movie, the new animated series featuring this great cast will follow the team as they fight scientifically enhanced villains while balancing life as college students at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. And now that the cast is set, hopefully we have a release date for the show soon so that we’ll know when we can start looking out for those big adventures in our local listings.
What do you think about the pool of talent lending their voice to the ‘Big Hero 6’ TV series? Are you excited to catch up with Hiro, Baymax, and company again? And how do you feel about the new additions to the cast? Let us know in the comments below.