This fall, Disney and Marvel will team up to bring audiences Big Hero 6, a younger-skewing superhero adventure adapted from the characters of the same name who were first created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau in the pages of Alpha Flight. Early signs indicate that Big Hero 6 will provide ample entertainment for pre-teens in the audience, but older comic-book fans may have reason to be excited as well, based on the character descriptions just unveiled by Disney.
Though the target demographic for Big Hero 6 is clearly young, the characters who make up the titular team seem surprisingly interesting. Below, you can check out some promo images and descriptions for the characters. I’ve also put the descriptions right here:
Ryan Potter portrays Hiro, a robotics prodigy who has “the mind of a genius—and the heart of a 14-year-old.”
His state-of-the-art battle-bots dominate the underground bot fights held in the dark corners of San Fransokyo. Fortunately, big brother Tadashi redirects Hiro’s brilliance, inspiring him to put his brain to the test in a quest to gain admission to the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. When a tragic event changes everything, Hiro turns to a robot named Baymax, and they form an unbreakable bond—and two-sixths of a band of high-tech heroes on a very important mission.
It’s lucky that Hiro has Baymax around -when Hiro’s micro-bots are stolen for nefarious purposes, he’s going to need all the help he can get to save his city of San Fransoyko.
Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit) cares. That’s what he was designed to do. The plus-sized inflatable robot’s job title is technically Healthcare Companion: With a simple scan, Baymax can detect vital stats, and, given a patient’s level of pain, can treat nearly any ailment. Conceived and built by Tadashi Hamada, Baymax just might revolutionize the healthcare industry. But to the inventor’s kid brother Hiro, the nurturing, guileless bot turns out to be more than what he was built for—he’s a hero, and quite possibly Hiro’s closest friend. And after some deft reprogramming that includes a rocket fist, super strength and rocket thrusters that allow him to fly, Baymax becomes one of the Big Hero 6.
Another member of the Big Hero 6 is fanboy Fred (T.J. Miller):
Fanboy Fred comes off like a laid-back dude with no direction. But this sign-twirling, monster-loving, comic-book aficionado is sure to go places—when he’s good and ready. For example, Fred doesn’t hesitate to join “Big Hero 6,” and he has a lot of ideas for his super-hero skillset, too. His ferocious, fire-breathing alter ego comes complete with claws, integrated communications and a super bounce. But his sign-spinning may still come in handy.
Jamie Chung also lends her voice to Go-Go Tomago:
She’s tough, athletic and loyal to the bone, but not much of a conversationalist. Popping bubble gum and delivering well-placed sarcasm are totally her speed. The daredevil adrenaline junkie is at her best on wheels, and when Go Go joins forces with Big Hero 6, she rolls like never before, using maglev discs as wheels, shields and throwing weapons.
Genesis Rodriguez voices the group’s “barista/chemist” Honey Lemon:
Honey may be as sweet as her namesake, but she has a fire in her belly and a can-do attitude that make her pretty much unstoppable.
Finally, there’s the sharp Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.):
Wasabi (voiced by Damon Wayans Jr.) is committed to precision. He’s super smart and just a touch neurotic, but the big and burly neatnik can’t help but join the cause when Hiro needs him most. As part of “Big Hero 6,” Wasabi amplifies his martial arts skills with jaw-dropping plasma blade weaponry. Sharp doesn’t even begin to describe this guy.
In other Big Hero 6 news, Maya Rudolph will be taking on the role of Aunt Cass, James Cromwell is voicing Professor Callaghan, Alan Tudyk plays Alistair Krei (even sounds like a villain, right?), and Daniel Henney is voicing Hiro’s brother Tadashi.
Big Hero 6 arrives November 7th. Will you be watching?
Source: Screen Crush