Marvel Has An Animated Movie Coming, And It’s…

A property you have probably never, ever heard of.

Where my Big Hero 6 fans? We got any Big Hero 6 fans in the house tonight?

It's hugely unlikely. Big Hero 6 is, even for a Marvel nerd like me, an incredibly obscure title. It debuted at the end of the 90s, which is really the darkest period in Marvel Comics history. And it was written by Scott Lobdell, who is... well, I'm trying to be nice today. He's not a favorite. 

Anyway, Big Hero 6 is basically the Japanese Alpha Flight (they were created in the pages of Alpha Flight), a government-sanctioned hero team. The line-up is heavy with weird characters: a guy named Fred who turns into a Godzilla-like monster, a super-smart 13 year old who created his own life form, Baymax, a superhero chef and a woman who has a... magic purse.

Also on the team is Silver Samurai, a mutant character and regular foe of Wolverine. He's the biggest name (except for other mutant Sunfire, who sometimes works with the team).

If you think this sounds a bit goofy (and edging on racially weird) to be a live action movie, you're right! According to Blue Sky Disney, Big Hero 6 is going to be the animated Marvel movie we keep hearing about. That's a huge shock, as we thought it might be something better known.

Don Hall, who was behind 2011's well-recieved but financially mediocre Winnie the Pooh, is directing. It looks like Big Hero 6 is scheduled for 2014, making it officially the third Marvel movie that year, alongside Captain America 2 and The Guardians of the Galaxy.

Thanks to Brian Henne for the link.