Sorry, Big Hero 6 fans; the characters from the beloved franchise are not making their way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to Variety. At least not yet. Recently, rumors began circulating online that characters from the Marvel Comics series, which was adapted into a hit animated movie, were going to appear in the MCU in an upcoming project. Unfortunately, those rumors have now been debunked.
According to the new report on Variety, a source from Disney has confirmed that the characters of Big Hero 6 are not currently set to debut in live-action within the MCU.
It's understandable why there would be so much anticipation for "Big Hero 6" to join the MCU. After Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, the Disney Animation Studios team hit upon the rather obscure Marvel comics series "Big Hero 6" — which first appeared in 1998 — as a title ripe for adaptation.
Disney, however, made several major changes. Rather than setting in Japan like in the comics, for example, the animated feature was set instead in the fictional city of San Fransokyo. And while the comics also followed Hiro and Baymax leading a team of superheroes, Disney changed Baymax from a synthetic bodyguard capable of transforming itself into a green dragon into a cuddly inflatable medical robot retrofitted by Hiro for combat. So there is a fair amount of daylight between Disney's "Big Hero 6" and where Marvel Studios could take those characters in live action.
There is always the possibility that Marvel Studios could turn to "Big Hero 6" in the future; "Guardians of the Galaxy" was also an obscure Marvel comics title until it found its way to the MCU. For now, though, instead of hanging out with Captain Marvel and Thor, Hiro and Baymax will keep rubbing shoulders with Moana and Wreck-It Ralph.