Source: Yen Press Licenses Manga Version of Disney's Big Hero 6 Film
With Disney's animated movie "Big Hero 6", inspired by the Marvel comic team of the same name, one would reasonably expect Marvel to publish (or re-publish) comics based on said team. Well, that won't be happening. Confirmed in an interview with Marvel head honcho Axel Alonso: "There are no plans". As to why, Alonso responds:
"The characters and stories that have appeared in our comics are very different from what they are in the film. Releasing material that would be viewed as movie tie-in product would be a disservice to filmgoers. We wanted the Disney folks to be able to create their own unique style and story, unencumbered by those older stories."
Well they could always reprint the reprint so those who are interested in the movie or the roots of the movie can find out right?
"…we have no intention of doing anything related to the movie."
How about something should the movie be well-received?
"At this stage, no."
Well, alright then. So looks like there won't be anything comic-wise to tie into the film from Marvel.
In steps publisher Yen Press to fill the void. In Japan, Big Hero 6 is titled "Baymax" after the team's robotic hero and Kodansha Weekly Shōnen Magazine is curently running a manga adaptation (a two-part prequel "Episode 0", by Haruki Ueno, was already published August 6) of the movie . Yen Press has announced that they will be publishing that adaptation in the West. This is said to be the first Disney animation to have a series that previews the story before it releases worldwide. The release date for the Western debut of Baymax has not been divulged yet.
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