In 2014, Walt Disney Animation Studios brought the Marvel Comics superhero team “Big Hero 6” to the big screen with a family-friendly twist. In the imaginary metropolis of San Fransokyo, the film followed a teenage robotics prodigy named Hiro (Ryan Potter).
Hiro is left with his elder brother Tadashi’s passion project, an inflatable robot named Baymax (Scott Adsit) meant to take care of humans, when Tadashi sadly dies. When Hiro discovers a hazardous scheme involving his brother’s death, he transforms Baymax into a crime-fighter and teams up with a group of high-tech heroes to rescue the day.
“Big Hero 6” was a tremendous movie office success, grossing almost $658 million. Even with a budget of $165 million, Disney has achieved amazing accomplishment.
So why hasn’t there been any news of a sequel in the works? Is there a possibility that after seven years on the big screen, “Big Hero 6” will get a sequel? The quick answer is yes, but it doesn’t appear to be happening anytime soon.
Big Hero 6: What’s the Status for the Sequel?
There isn’t a “Big Hero 6” sequel in the works right now. Even after the film’s release in November 2014, filmmakers Don Hall and Chris Williams were hesitant to start working on a sequel since they were weary from completing the first. In a February 2015 interview with Creative Screenwriting, Hall said:
“It was a lot of fun, but it took a lot of time and effort. For us, this is a really emotional period. These are characters we’ve grown to love; now it’s time to let them go, and they’ll be out in the world without us. We’re in the midst of it right now. So far, we haven’t discussed or considered any sequels or similar projects.”
“We want to get through the launch of the film, take some time off, and then once we’re a bit more rested, we’ll have more time to think about that type of stuff,” Williams said. However, Hall ended any sequel talk on a little more upbeat tone by saying:
“Having said that, we adore these characters, and the prospect of working with them again in the future is tantalizing… [A sequel] must feel as though it is a narrative that either has to be told or deserves to be told. It can’t merely be a cash-in on a prior film’s popularity.”
Since then, Zach Parrish, the film’s head of animation, has brought up the possibility of a “Big Hero 6” sequel. He told Collider, “Though I didn’t give any details on a sequel coming together behind the scenes,” “I believe there is still a lot of room for improvement. There’s still a lot of time left. The beauty of animation is that we can start up where “Big Hero 6″ left off or go forward in time. Because it’s animation, we can go wherever we want.”
Animated sequels often take longer to complete, owing to the lengthy production process that animation necessitates. It will be a long time before we see a sequel to “Big Hero 6,” because one isn’t even in the works right now. For the time being, fans will have to hope that there will be enough interest to return this heroic team in the future, and that they will be able to watch what Baymax gets up to in his own series next year.
Big Hero 6: Technically It Has Already a Sequel on Television
Despite the fact that a “Big Hero 6” sequel has yet to be released, the heroic team’s adventures were continued in “Big Hero 6: The Series” on Disney Channel and Disney XD. The series began with “Big Hero 6: Baymax Returns,” a 43-minute episode that served as an extended pilot for the series that would follow.
It was constructed with hand-drawn 2D animation rather than 3D computer animation. Hiro (Ryan Potter) and Baymax (Scott Adsit) reunited with Go Go Tamago (Jamie Chung), Wasabi (Khary Payton, going to replace Damon Wayans Jr.), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), and Fred (Brooks Wheelan, replacing T.J. Miller) to embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from a variety of scientifically enhanced villains.
“Big Hero 6: The Series” ran for three seasons, with the third season having a shorter order of just 10 episodes, each averaging roughly 11 minutes in duration, as contrast to the previous two seasons’ 22-minute episodes. On February 15, 2021, the series came to an end, with cast members stating that there will be no fourth season. But the story of “Big Hero 6” is far from over.
Big Hero 6: Release Date Information About the Sequel
The destiny of the Big Hero 6 sequel remains a mystery. There has been no official announcement on whether the series would be revived. The film was a box office hit, and it went on to become one of Disney’s most popular animated series. Despite multiple accolades and achievements, Disney has stayed mum on the topic.
Big Hero 6: Baymax Spin-off Series Is in Work
Fans may still enjoy the Big Hero: TV Series despite the fact that the film will not be followed by a sequel. Moreover, during the Livestream event, Disney announced that Baymax is the next plan. Baymax, our beloved healthcare figure and a well-known Disney cartoon character, would be allowed to feature in the animated series. Because the cartoon character is already well-known, they decided to make a film based on his life.
Baymax is already in production, and the development process may be nearing completion. Baymax will be launched in 2022, according to Disney.
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