I personally can’t wait to the see the continued adventures of Hiro, Baymax, Fred and the rest of the gang when Disney XD premieres the all-new Big Hero 6 animated TV show next year.
Big fans like me can breathe a sigh of relief with the news today from D23 that almost all of the original voices will be returning for the new show along with the announcement of a few new characters that will be joining our friends from San Fransokyo.
To help tell this new story, a whole cast of familiar voices have returned to reprise their roles from the movie: Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Jamie Chung as electromagnetics specialist Go Go; Scott Adsit as everyone’s favorite inflatable health assistant, Baymax; Alan Tudyk as tech guru Alistair Krei; Ryan Potter as robotics prodigy Hiro; Genesis Rodriguez as the bubbly chemist Honey Lemon; David Shaughnessy as the butler, Heathcliff; and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad.
Yup, that’s right. Stan “The Man” is returning as well to voice his mysterious character, who had a cameo in the original that raised plenty of questions that we want answers to already!
Additionally, Khary Payton (The Lion Guard) will take over voice duties as laser specialist Wasabi (originally voiced by Damon Wayans Jr.) and Brooks Wheelan (Saturday Night Live) will replace T.J. Miller as Fred.
According to D23, additional newcomers to the series include Jenifer Lewis (black-ish) as strict Professor Granville, Andrew Scott (Sherlock) as mysterious new villain Obake, comedian Andy Richter as Globby, Diedrich Bader (American Housewife) as Bluff Dunder, Susan Sullivan (Castle) as Fred’s mother, Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) as Richardson Mole, John Ross Bowie (Speechless) as Mel, and Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs) as classmate Karmi.
The series will pick up right after the events of the 2014 film with Hiro adjusting to life at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology while the newly-formed superhero gang take on new challenges defending their city. Can 2017 get here already?