Big Hero 6 – Disney Surprise First Marvel Film

Okay, I don’t think anyone had this on their betting slip for an upcoming Marvel movie, espeically not from Disney Animation.

But on The Grid just posted this.

Walt Disney Animation‘s upcoming Big Hero 6 about a heroic superhero team, is currently an open writing assignment, with no scribe currently attached to the project. The film will be produced by Kristina Reed.

So a Disney blog fessed up.

The slot that is set for 2014 has been put aside for Don Hall’s project. Don Hall is the director of “Big Hero 6.” In fact, he’s the one that pitched the idea to Lasseter, who liked his take on the subject and approved it for development. Now, it’s not fully green lit. The project is story boarded and has been deemed strong enough to tentatively put in the production line. So, if the story and script work out then you can expect this project to be the FIRST DISNEY ANIMATED MARVEL FILM.

Big Hero 6 is a Marvel superteam, owned by the Japanese Government./ They first appeared in Sunfire and Big Hero 6  in 1998, a spinoff of the Alpha Flight run, and created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau, though their first published appearance was by Scott Lobdell and Gus Vasquez.

Living under an amusement park in Japan, their team includes the likes of Baymax, Ebon Samurai, GoGo Tomago, Hiro Takachiho, Honey Lemon, Sunpyre, Silver Samurai, Wasabi-No-Ginger and… Fred

The comic was then relaunched and reinvented as a mini-series with manga stylings in 2008, by Chris Claremont and David Nakayama. The team have rarely been seen in the Marvel Universe, though they made a recent appearance in the Amazing Spider-Man: Ends Of The Earth story, fighting Doctor Octopus’ machinations.

Right now, their original appearances in Alpha Flight #17 and Sunfire and Big Hero 6 #1 can be bought for pennies on eBay. For now…

UPDATE: The Speculators have noticed, copies are selling for around $5-$10 each now.

Also, Marvel are putting this collection out later in the year…