Monday Movie Memo: The Big Hero 6 Sequel Could Do Something Crazy With Baymax

In the battle, for box office supremacy, Walt Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6 triumphed over Christopher Nolan’s trip through the galaxies. That’s to be expected, what with Big Hero 6 running almost half as long as Nolan’s epic – and benefitting from the 3D boost in numerous theaters. Still, a win is a win, and I’m sure the folks at Disney are celebrating, while also contemplating their next step in the Big Hero 6 franchise.

Disney loves sequels. Heck, Pixar Animation Studios has multiple sequels in the pipeline, from Finding Dory to the recently announced Toy Story 4. Big Hero 6 doesn’t have a sequel on the docket… yet. But during a premiere screening at the Savannah Film Festival, Zach Parrish, the head of animation on Big Hero 6, hinted at a possible direction on a potential sequel, and we discuss that juicy reveal in this week’s Monday Movie Memo.


We were huge fans of Big Hero 6 on CinemaBlend. OK, fine. I was. Eric was mixed on it. But if you want to read more coverage on Walt Disney’s latest animated adventure, be sure to check out:

- My plea to parents to see this with their kids, and why.

- Our analysis of the film’s 3D.

- Our conversation with the creative team on the film.

- And finally, Pixar and Disney’s full animation slate from now to 2018. Could a Big Hero 6 sequel be added to this list in time?

Sean O'Connell
Managing Editor

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.