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Walt Disney Pictures have today announced the lead stars of their upcoming animated superhero film Big Hero 6. A loose adaptation of the Marvel Comics graphic novel series of the same name, the movie will neither be tied to the Marvel Cinematic Universe nor feature the Marvel Studios logo in its opening credits, since the studio are aiming for fans to perceive it as a separate entity crafted exclusively by Walt Disney Animation Studios (the team behind Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen, if you'd forgotten).
Despite not boasting a star-studded cast ensemble, Big Hero 6's teaser trailer (which we've included below ICYMI first time round) showed promise in abundance, and with any luck, the fact that the majority of its lead stars are up-and-coming thespians will ensure that no complacency is visible in any of their character portrayals. Here's the full line-up (readers will find the character names on the left and the names of the actors taking on the aforementioned roles on the right):
- HIRO HAMADA - Ryan Potter (Fred: The Show)
- BAYMAX - Scott Adsit (Malcolm in the Middle; The Office US; 30 Rock; We're the Millers)
- HONEY LEMON - Genesis Rodriguez (Man on a Ledge; What to Expect When You're Expecting)
- GOGO TOMAGO - Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch; The Hangover Part III)
- WASABI - Damon Wayans Jr (Marmaduke; The Other Guy; New Girl)
- FRED / FREDZILLA - T.J. Miller (Cloverfield; Get Him to the Greek; Rock of Ages; How to Train Your Dragon 2)
Big Hero 6 unites a team of misfits to battle evil Japanese monsters on November 7th in the States and on January 30th, 2015 in UK cinemas nationwide.