While Disney had no comment on the casting, this will be the first Disney animated movie based on a Marvel comic book. Don Hall and Chris Williams are co-directing the superhero adventure, which hits theaters this November. The story follows a team of government-sanctioned superheroes on a quest to save their city.
T.J. Miller was the first cast member announced, after he let it slip during an interview that he was playing Fredzilla, a man capable of turning into a giant monster. Jamie Chung, who was announced only yesterday, is playing a character named Go Go Tomago. Her casting was leaked at NBC.com, where her official bio and feature credits were included for her upcoming role in the new drama Believe.
Big Hero 6 is an action comedy that follows brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the middle of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion, a robot named Baymax, Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
The main cast of Big Hero 6 will be made up of younger actors, mostly unknowns. But expect other big name talent to become attached to the project, as we get closer to the release date in the coming weeks and months.
There is no character information for Maya Rudolph. She most recently had a voice role in The Nut Job, and will next be seen in her husband Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming film Inherent Vice, which is in theaters this December.