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Big Hero 6 rounds out its cast with Damon Wayans Jr. and others

Jul. 14, 2014by:
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We haven't seen too much in the way of BIG HERO 6 aside from a teaser and some character posters, but at least now we have the complete cast listing of the titular 6. The directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams, recently spoke with USA Today and dropped some information regarding the heroes of this Disney/Marvel mash-up.

Here's the character breakdowns, as per USA Today:

Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter)

Hiro is a half-Japanese, half-Caucasian kid with energy to spare who turns his nurse robot, Baymax, into a formidable, action-movie presence when a threat arises. And while he doesn't have any actual superpowers per se, Hiro dons a flight suit with a red circle on the glove that magnetically connects to the back of Baymax, and they can act as a tag team in battle.

Baymax (Scott Adsit)

Scott Adsit, a comedian and former star of 30 Rock, brings both comedy and humanity to Baymax, who evolves from a passive robot into a figure ready for a fight. Adsit has such sharp timing, that there are moments when there's real emotion that seems to poke through without breaking the rules of Baymax being a robot.

Fred (T.J. Miller)

Fred's really into monster movies, and he inhabits a huge, tentacled "Fredzilla" creature suit — piloted from one of its three eyes — that's designed to be an homage to Godzilla and other Japanese kaiju movies of old. It can do some amazing things, too. He can jump really high, and he breathes wicked fire out of that mouth.

Go Go Tomago (Jamie Chung)

Go Go is a laconic Clint Eastwood type and industrial-engineering student who's pretty tough from the get-go. The rest of the team are pretty hapless initially. She's the only one who can take care of herself. She has also developed a bike with magnetic-levitation technology, which Hiro incorporates into her supersuit. She can roll around on these mag-lev discs, and they can detach on a whim and become blades she can throw.

Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez)

A chemistry student, Honey is the glue that holds the group together because of her empathetic, sweet personality and positive attitude. While that — and her girlie duds — doesn't exactly scream superhero material, she goes through one of the sharpest evolutions of the bunch. Plus, Rodriguez herself is smart and was into science and robotics in school. She brings some of that goofy, slightly geeky but joyful thing to the character.

Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.)

This poor guy doesn't know what to do when first faced with battling evil, though he does have really cool plasma-induced lasers that come out of his arms. When those things turn on, they can cut through anything. He's this huge guy, but his whole thing is precision and rules, and by the end of the movie, he moves away from that and embraces the chaos of what being a superhero is all about.

Disney is pretty spot on with its voice casting. After all, when's the last time you saw an animated flick and thought poorly of the acting? In particular, I think T.J. Miller has great comedic timing in regards to his voice, so I look forward to hearing him, and the rest, whenever Disney/Marvel decides to drop the theatrical trailer on us.

BIG HERO 6, starring the vocal talents of Damon Wayans Jr., Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, Maya Rudolph, Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, and Genesis Rodriguez, will be released on November 7, 2014.

Source: USA Today

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11:17PM on 07/14/2014
Most of the cast are best-known as comedians. I've found that of the actors who are not actual voice actors, comedians but even more than them theatre actors can do great work in the booth.
Most of the cast are best-known as comedians. I've found that of the actors who are not actual voice actors, comedians but even more than them theatre actors can do great work in the booth.
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