by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Marvel and Disney sure do like to their TV shows. They followed the highly successful Guardians of the Galaxy with an animated series that was hit-or-miss. Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters they decided to do a catch-up series told from the POV of the droids. Now they’ll be taking another property and giving it the small screen treatment.
Disney announced that Big Hero 6, the fantastic animated film that was loosely based on a niche Marvel comic book, will continue on as an animated series on Disney XD.
Big Hero 6 was a fantastic movie, with awesome super heroics and a touching story. It was just another notch in the belt for the House of Mouse. They’ve been crushing it these last few years with their animated fare.
I’m actually kind of shocked that we didn’t get a sequel announced for this. The post-credit scene easily leads into another chapter. And it’s not like they couldn’t just come up with a villain for the team to fight. But any continuation of the story of Hiro, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go-Go, Fred and Baymax is a welcome addition to my viewing schedule.
According to Disney the story will now follow Hiro as a student at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. There he’ll have to juggle the responsibilities of being a student with his dedication to protecting the city with his friends from super villains.
The show is set to debut sometime in 2017, but no concrete date has been set as of yet.