T.J. Miller Will Voice A Superhero In Disney And Marvel's Big Hero 6
Disney has been keeping a pretty tight lid on its upcoming animation Big Hero 6, their first trip into the Marvel Universe. Yet one of the cast members revealed himself a month ago and barely anyone batted an eyelash.
In an interview, comic actor T.J. Miller told the website BostInno, "I’m in Disney’s Big Hero 6, which will be their big release this Thanksgiving." No press release, or anything along those lines? Strange move, Disney. As a possible clue to the character he’s playing, Miller shared the news after being asked about voice acting roles, and followed it by saying, "It ranges, usually it’s the stoner-slacker, or you know, a guy who is very immature. Immature but confident."
That might fit in with the character details that Rotoscopers says the film will follow. They say he’ll be playing the character Fred, whose superhero ability is turning into a Godzilla-like creature named Fredzilla, appropriately enough. He joins the titular crowd-sourced superhero squad as an aspiring low-budget filmmaker who "volunteered to be a test subject for the robot experiments by Tadashi, but then stuck around to help the Tech Lab research team with their projects." Assuming he’s the funniest guy, this is a natural fit for Miller, although Fred is very, very Asian.
Big Hero 6 takes place in San Fransokyo, and will center on a young teen named Hiro and Baymax, the robot he created. The rest of the government-sanctioned crime fighters are chef Wasabi-No-Ginger, Honey Lemon and her magical purse, and the explosively temperamental Gogo Tomago. The team will be uncovering some kind of a criminal plot, probably cracking wise along the way.
Below is the previously released early footage of the futuristic setting.
Miller is possibly most recognized for his breakout role as the cameraman in 2008’s Cloverfield, but he’s been in many projects since then, such as last year’s quickly cancelled The Goodwin Games on Fox and the Internet talking show the Gorburger Show. He’ll have a huge 2014, with roles in Transformers: Age of Extinction, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Scot Armstrong’s comedy Search Party and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy Silicon Valley. I cannot wait for that series, so I’ll pass the trailer on to those who haven’t seen it.
Expect a tiny image of a corner of a piece of concept art from Don Hall and Chris Williams' Big Hero 6 to come out soon.
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