Disney and Marvel's voice cast for animated movie Big Hero 6 revealed
Disney's first foray in an animated film using Marvel characters is due later this year and we have yet to hear any casting announcements...until today. The top secret cast leaked out via multiple outlets and, in keeping with Marvel tradition, has yet to be fully confirmed. But, we now can reveal that Maya Rudolph, T.J. Miller, and Jamie Chung have joined the cast of BIG HERO 6.
Very little has been revealed regarding BIG HERO 6 by Disney outside of some concept art and a brief clip of footage that doesn't showcase any characters. We did get a plot synopsis that does keep in line with what is known about the obscure comic title.
BIG HERO 6 is a comedic action-adventure movie about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
With the big news surrounding CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY as well as next year's ANT-MAN and AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, it seems odd that we have heard next to nothing about BIG HERO 6. Seeing as the animated film is coming from Disney versus Marvel Studios, it should be safe to assume that BIG HERO 6 will not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but you never know. Maya Rudolph has done a good amount of voice work in films like THE NUT JOB and TURBO while T.J. Miller has lent his talents to the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films. At this point, Rudolph's role is unknown but Miller will voice Fredzilla and Chung will play GoGo Tomago. No word on who will play the lead of Hiro Hamada.
BIG HERO 6 is slated to hit theaters on November 7, 2014.