So apparently when Disney bought out Marvel that didn’t just mean that they would have the ability to make live action movies based on stories from the comic book company. As it turns out, Pixar will be doing an adaption of Big Hero 6. A somewhat obscure comic in the realms of the Marvel universe, the original story is about a team of heroes assembled by the Japanese government to serve its interests and protect its people.
The Pixar adaptation seems a long way from this original story line. From the trailer it appears to be more of a YA type story, but I suppose that makes sense, given Pixar’s target audience. The teaser only shows the protagonist, Hiro Hamada, starting to build a robot. I’m guessing the other members of the team will be shown later on, but the current trailer is really lighthearted and entertaining. To see it (and read a little more about the project), you can check out io9’s article about it.
It’s interesting that Pixar will also be picking up Marvel properties. We’ve now seen them branch out from traditional live action films to TV (Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter), to Netflix (the upcoming Daredevil), and now into animated films. I will be curious to see how this adaptation turns out and whether or not Disney lets Pixar adapt other Marvel stories in the future.