Marvel reaches Dizneying new heights. First-look footage and concept art have emerged for Big Hero 6, Disney Animation’s first foray into the world of Marvel, as the renowned film studio looks to further enamour itself with the ‘geek culture’.
The teaser is short but sweet, and serves the purpose of revealing to fans the kind of aesthetic they can expect to see, as an ominously cautious, almost Hitchcockian camera shot pans from the curb to the rooftops of street in San Fransokyo (that San Francisco-Tokyo hybrid that you always see travel brochures for), presumably not to reveal James Stewart in a wheelchair, surveying the city through his binoculars.
The computer-animated film, directed by Don Hall, sees Hiro Hamada, a dab hand at robotics, and his creation Baymax, join a green (as in new to the trade, not ninja turtles or eco-warriors) crime-fighting team, upon learning of the ploys of a group of criminal scallywags (as opposed to out-and-out gangsters – it is still Disney, lest we forget).
The adaptation of Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau’s crime-busting comic is set for a November 7th 2014 release. Check out the concept art below and teaser footage above. Are we entering a new genimation?
What do you make of the footage, and Disney’s approach to Marvel? Is part of the beauty of feature-length comic-book adaptations the thrill of seeing the illustrations translate to live-action? Leave your comments below.