BIG HERO 6
It’s Marvel again, but not as we know it.
The superhero genre dominates the 21st century boxoffice, and no company is more successful at making super- movies than Marvel. From 2008’ s Iron Man to this summer’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, each Marvel film has powered its way to becoming a worldwide smash.
Of course Marvel made its name publishing the superhero comics on which its films are based. So it was only a matter of time before one of those comics inspired the animation division of its parent company, Walt Disney. But are audiences ready for a movie that represents the ultimate fusion of eastern and western approaches to SF and superheroes? Big Hero 6 directors Don Hall and Chris Williams think so.
“I was a big comic book fan,” Hall tells SFX when we chat with him at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank. “That’s what led me to go down the path of inquiring about something of Marvel’s and bringing it over. I was just reliving my childhood passions. I was a huge Marvel comics fan as a kid. John Buscema and John Byrne were my