BIG HERO 6

It’s Marvel again, but not as we know it.

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Contents -

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

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