Disney Animation Studios is developing Marvel’s Big Hero Six as an animated feature film according to It’s on the Grid. Scott Lobdell created the first version of this team of Japanese super heroes led by former X-Man Sunfire: Go-Go Tomago, Honey Lemon, Baymax and Hiro (the smartest boy in Japan.) Wolverine villain Silver Samurai was also part of this team. This cover by David Nakayama is from the relaunched book/team.
Silver Samurai and Sunfire will likely not be part of this project since Fox controls the cinematic rights to the X-Men. Silver Samurai is said to be the villain of The Wolverine, Hugh Jackman’s next film featuring Logan’s time in Japan.
I loved the first series: “Big In Japan” and can definitely imagine a cool animated version of these heroes – especially Hiro and Baymax.
Thanks to Dark Horizons.