A new rumor from our pals over at The DisInsider is claiming that characters from Big Hero 6 is going to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but aren’t exactly sure when and where they’ll be getting live-action counterparts. This would be their first entry into the world of live-action as they had a successful animated film and series from Disney.
We have exclusively learned that certain characters from Big Hero 6 will be making their live-action debut in the MCU. We’re not sure on who will be coming but we can at least expect Baymax and Hiro.
It’s unknown if they’ll first appear on a Disney+ series or in a feature film.
UPDATE: Variety is pouring cold water on yesterday’s Big Hero 6 rumor, as the trade has seemingly spoke with someone at Disney/Marvel Studios who denied the information and they also point out that Disney Animation Studios is still working on a Baymax! series for Disney+.
Despite recent reports, however, Hiro, Baymax and the rest of the “Big Hero 6” crew are not currently set to make their live-action debut within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Variety has confirmed with a source at the studio.
Disney also just concluded “Big Hero 6: The Series,” an animated spin-off show with much of the original voice cast from the feature. The final episode aired on Feb. 15 after running for three seasons on the Disney Channel and Disney XD. That might imply the “Big Hero 6” characters are shifting back to Marvel, but in Dec., Disney announced that Walt Disney Animation Studios was producing the TV series “Baymax!” for Disney Plus — suggesting Disney still sees value in further exploiting the animated feature.
A different version of the same characters introduced by Marvel would inject the kind of consumer brand confusion that Disney has scrupulously avoided within its various divisions.
The tidbit comes after the Disney XD animated series was cancelled by Disney last month as first revealed by Entertainment Weekly.
Big Hero 6 The Series will not return for a fourth season, EW has learned exclusively.
We’ve seen animation characters make the jump to live-action recently with The Mandalorian as Star Wars animation characters such as Ashoka Tano and Bo-Katan appeared in Season 2. Ashoka Tano is now getting her own solo series on Disney+ and Bo-Katan will return for Season 3 of The Mandalorian.
I’m more interested to see if Marvel Studios will end up incorporating the fictional city San Fransokyo after previously establishing San Francisco in Ant-Man and Tokyo in Avengers: Endgame.
BIG HERO 6 – Robotics prodigy Hiro (Ryan Potter) lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro’s closest companion is Baymax (Scott Adsit), a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamago (Jamie Chung), Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and Fred (T.J. Miller) into a band of high-tech heroes.
SOURCE: THE DISINSIDER