8 items from 2014
Although the official announcement for Big Hero 6 arrived last summer, Disney and Marvel haven’t said much about the film since. However, with a scheduled Us release date of 7th November 2014 looming in the not-so-distant future, some news has surfaced about a co-director.
Bolt co-writer/director Chris Williams has reportedly signed on as co-director alongside Meet The Robinsons writer Don Hall, with Tangled producer Roy Conli also attached to the project. Some may say that these additions don’t fare well for Marvel/Disney, as it’s perceived that ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ (or the film’s already in trouble). That being said, the plot sounds quite cool – set in San Fransokyo, six superheroes (Hiro Hamada, robot Baymax, Gogo, Honey Lemon, chef Wasabi and…Fred) must team together to help bring down a criminal plot threatening to destroy their beloved city.
That’s all we know for now, »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
While many are excited to see Marvel's sequel Captain America: The Winter Solider and the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy, there's another Marvel film that people shouldn't forget. Now that the comic book studio is situated at Disney, we're finally getting some animated superhero action again with Big Hero 6. The project was officially announced at the studio's D23 Expo last summer with a tease of the futuristic, fictional setting of San Fransokyo, but we've yet to see any of the heroes in action. With a November 7th, 2014 release planned, we're bound to get a first look soon, and the film will have an additional co-director. THR has learned that Chris Williams, co-director and co-writer of Disney Animation's 2008 film Bolt has come aboard the Marvel project as a co-director. He joins Winnie the Pooh director and Meet the Robinsons writer Don Hall on the project which follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, »
- Ethan Anderton
News Ryan Lambie 6 Jan 2014 - 06:24
Despite competition from several new releases, Disney's Frozen continues to dominate at the Us box office...
The success of Disney's latest animated film Frozen continues to exceed expectations, with its gross now standing at more than $640m worldwide.
In America, Frozen's even managed to fend off opposition from this week's new release, the horror spin-off Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, and head back to the top of the charts, adding a further $20m to its gross - some $2m more than its spooky rival.
It shouldn't be forgotten that Frozen had some intense competition over the festive season, too, with the likes of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug remaining at the number one spot for three weekends in a row (its global total now stands at just over $756m) while Anchorman 2, Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty »
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Big Hero 6, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Lobo, Batman vs. Superman, Green Lantern, Arrow, Justice League: War, Beware the Batman and more....
So here we are in 2014, and Sony rung in the New Year with Spider-Man joining the Times Square celebrations in promotion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, debuting a couple of new stills of Electro (Jamie Foxx), as well as exclusive Nye trailer from the upcoming superhero sequel, which you can check out here. And if course, it might have been the Holiday Season, but there was no rest for the folks at the Daily Bugle, with the Tumblr viral site dropping two new articles, »
- Gary Collinson
Disney and Marvel's Big Hero 6 has added a new director to its production team, with Bolt's Chris Williams joining existing helmer Don Hall. The film will follow young Hiro Hamada, a teenage robotics whizz, and his best friend Baymax, a distinctly cuddly-looking robot. When Hiro gives Baymax a few badass upgrades, the duo head off to join a posse of wannabe crime-fighters, who uncover a fiendish underworld plot that threatens their city's safety. The film has also released a new image online, showing off the San Fransokyo (the...
- George Wales
With the acquisition of Marvel, it was only a matter of time before Disney sourced its hordes of comic book titles for one that could be best translated in animation. To begin, Disney Animation has selected Big Hero 6, a super team story that features a samurai, a robot, a shapeshifter and a sushi chef. (Because of course.) Don Hall, who co-directed the delightful 2011 release Winnie the Pooh has been directing the project through preproduction. But with the coming of the new year, the House of Mouse has unveiled he'll be getting some help from newly announced co-director Chris Williams and producer Roy Conli. THR reported the addendum to key crew, and offered a plot synopsis for Big Hero 6, which will be a stereoscopic 3D CG feature: "The action comedy adventure follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who must save the city of San Francisco from a criminal plot with »
The co-writer and co-director of Disney's Bolt, Chris Williams, has joined director Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) in the animated production of Marvel's Big Hero 6. Williams also has writing credits for films such as Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Brother Bear.
I think Big Hero 6 is going to be an incredibly fun animated feature. I love the concept art and character designs that I've seen from it, and the story seems like it will be pretty awesome.
“Big Hero 6” features 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. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, »
- Joey Paur
Chris Williams is Co-Directing Big Hero 6. Chris Williams will be joining Don Hall directing Big Hero 6 (2014), a Disney and Marvel animated adaptation. Chris Williams is not the only new person joining the superhero production. Roy Conli has joined the film as a producer. On Chris Williams: Williams [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
8 items from 2014
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