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Disney Confirms Animated Marvel Movies, Starting With…


Big Hero 6.


Big Hero what?


Marvel’s Japanese super-team, featuring The Wolverine movie villain Silver Samurai (like so many popular villains, he gets his “babyface turn”) and a supporting cast with ever-so-slightly stereotypical names like Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago and Wasabi-No-Ginger. The L.A. Times story announcing the project doesn’t mention any ties to The Wolverine, but suggests the movie will focus on young robotics prodigy Hiro and his mechanical bodyguard Baymax.

It’s from the director of Winnie the Pooh, which was honest-to-God a great cartoon. For the movie, the action will be set in a futuristic hybrid city called “San Fransokyo.” Sounds on paper like a bit of unneeded silliness, but the proof-of-concept footage of the city looks pretty cool.

Letting animation handle concepts that are both lesser-known and potentially budget-busting if done in live-action seems like the right way to go. If Disney’s future dips into the Marvel library for animation follow suit, what would you like to see next?

h/t SlyDante

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