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John Lasseter talks Marvel animated movies at Disney/Pixar

August 31st, 2014 by Marc Comments

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.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….