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BIG HERO 6 (2014): Chris Williams is Co-Directing Marvel Animated Film

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Chris Williams is Co-Directing Big Hero 6. Chris Williams will be joining Don Hall directing Big Hero 6 (2014), a Disney and Marvel animated adaptation. Chris Williams is not the only new person joining the superhero production. Roy Conli has joined the film as a producer.

On Chris Williams:

Williams co-directed and co-wrote the screenplay for Disney Animation’s 2008 release Bolt, for which he received an Oscar nomination for best animated feature. His writing credits (story) include Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Brother Bear for Disney. He also lent his voice to the character Oaken in Disney’s current hit Frozen.

On Roy Conli:

Conli previously produced the studio’s Tangled, which was released in 2010 and made $588.8 worldwide, and 2002’s Treasure Planet.

On the plot of Big Hero 6:

The action comedy adventure follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who must save the city of San Francisco from a criminal plot with the help of a robot, Baymax; and Gogo, Honey Lemon, sushi chef Wasabi and fanboy Fred.

On the team in Big Hero 6‘s and their background:

When the Japanese government wanted a team of state-sanctioned super-heroes at their disposal, a top-secret consortium of politicians and business entities known as the Giri was formed to recruit and train potential superhuman operatives for “Big Hero 6.” Despite reservations by some members of the Giri, Silver Samurai, a freelance ronin and former bodyguard of the terrorist Viper, was appointed as field commander. Secret agent Honey Lemon, inventor of the nanotechnology-based Power Purse from which she could access any object, also agreed to join the team. The tough-talking GoGo Tomago, able to transubstantiate her body into a fiery force blast by uttering her code-name, was released from prison on the condition that she serve on the team. The Machiavellian bureaucrat known only as Mr. Oshima was appointed as the Giri’s spokesperson and coordinated Big Hero 6?s activities.

Government scientists next identified 13-year-old boy genius Hiro Takachiho as a potential operative. Unimpressed with the Silver Samurai, Hiro declined joining the team until his mother was kidnapped by the Everwraith, the astral embodiment of all those killed in the 1945 nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Joined by Baymax, a synthetic bodyguard capable of synthforming into a dragon which was created by Hiro using the brain engrams of his dead father, Hiro reluctantly joined forces with Big Hero 6 to prevent Everwraith from slaughtering millions in downtown Tokyo. During the battle, Big Hero 6 was joined by Sunfire, Japan’s premiere super hero and a mutant with the ability to super-heat matter into plasma, who was instrumental in the Everwraith’s defeat.

Soon after, Big Hero 6 moved their headquarters from the Giri Office Building to Japan’s Cool World Amusement Park, where they were attacked by X the Unknowable, a monster born from a child’s drawings that could transform its atomic structure into any form and shape. With the help of Alpha Flight, Big Hero 6 destroyed X the Unknowable in the fires of Mount Fuji. Afterwards, Big Hero 6 continued to protect Japan from all threats, such as when the team rescued Tokyo residents from a freak blizzard caused by the Crimson Cowl and her Masters of Evil.

Eventually, Sunfire left Big Hero 6 so that he could work at Charles Xavier’s X-Corporation office in Mumbai, India. His spot on the team was filled by Sunpyre, a young woman with similar solar-based powers who was pulled into this reality through the Power Purse and came to worship Honey Lemon as her own personal god. Similarly, after Silver Samurai was seemingly slain in an altercation with the assassin Elektra in Iraq, his spot on the team was filled by the enigmatic Ebon Samurai. With the two most experienced members of Big Hero 6 gone, Hiro became the team’s new leader.

Sometime during their operation, they are attacked by minions of Yandroth. As part of a plan to gain power via super-hero battles, Yandroth sends a team of Living Erasers into their building. These entities are capable of transporting beings out of reality. The entire battle takes place off panel and is only mentioned in conjunction with attacks upon other superhero teams.

At a later point, the members of Big Hero 6 fell victim to a mind-control device implanted within Baymax. Traveling to Canada, the mind-controlled super heroes attacked a new incarnation of Alpha Flight at a national park. After a brief battle, the mind-control device was short-circuited and the two teams parted as friends. Big Hero 6 returned to Japan to seek out the parties responsible for their mind-control.

During the Ends of the Earth storyline, Spider-Man calls upon Big Hero 6 to help him defeat Doctor Octopus. The team (now operating from the Giri Institute) have to deal with Octopus’ Octobots that Doctor Octopus has sent to Japan. Even when the Big Hero 6 fights through the Octobots, they fight the local facility’s last line of defense which happens to be Big Hero 6?s old enemy Everwraith. Despite the tough battle, Big Hero 6 ends up victorious.

We previously published these Big Hero 6 articles:

Big Hero 6 (2014): Walt Disney Animation reveals 1st Marvel Film

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Source: Hollywoodreporter

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