Ok, so Marvel and Disney are in bed together and Pixar is in there too. So it’s only a matter of time before we see a Pixar/Disney/Marvel movie universe animated movie, right?
Probably not, according to John Lasseter. Well, except for Big Hero 6 which is a Marvel property but doesn’t exist in the Avengers universe. Lasseter talked to Vulture about the chances of seeing an animated movie featuring Iron Man, Thor and the gang and taking place in the same universe as the live-action movies but confirms it hasn’t even been talked about: “If we went directly into the Marvel Universe, that would mean we’d work more directly with Marvel.”
But he confirms this wasn’t the case with Big Hero 6: “Without question, it was made 100 percent here [Disney]. They’d [Marvel] forgotten the books existed.”
He does draw similarities between Big Hero 6 and Guardians of the Galaxy: “They do feel like distant cousins. Guardians is a Marvel movie, but it’s sort of gone off on a different branch. It indicates that fans of superhero movies are willing to try new flavours.”
Big Hero 6 is an action comedy adventure about 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.
The movie is directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The voice cast includes TJ Miller, Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, and Daniel Henney.
Big Hero 6 inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name and is set to hit theaters November 7th.