Well, there was a bit of footage recently for Kingdom Hearts III – but now there’s a whole lot more!
At this point, we know the game will have worlds centered around Tangled, Big Hero 6, and now Toy Story. We also know the Olympus Coliseum is coming back (of course), and likely some of the other places like Twilight Town.
I feel like there must be other worlds they’re just sitting on waiting… or that still haven’t been developed. They finally, finally gave a time frame for the game’s release.
Next year? Ugh. Well, at least they’ve actually declared a date – that hasn’t really happened before, and this one’s been years in the making. Still, hopefully they don’t have a whole lot that they haven’t at least started developing – I’d prefer earlier 2018 to later!
We went to go see Big Hero 6, and it was a lot of fun. They definitely did a good job of making it accessible to children, and entertaining still for adults. We enjoyed it, and you probably will too. It’s a superhero origin movie, like they always seem to do with comic adaptations [links].
Having read the comic series, I was trying to think of how to approach it. The comics exist in the Marvel universe, with references to the Avengers, Reed Richards, and the X-Men. And sure, Disney could have gone with that since they now own Marvel, but they didn’t. Nor did they go with our world. Instead, they created a fictional world, and set the events in San Fransokyo – a mix between San Francisco and Tokyo.
This let them keep the Japanese main characters, and then also work in some diversity as well. It’s interesting, though, with a fictional, fantastical world, that they proceeded to ground all of the characters and their power in science. So that’s what I decided to talk about for this movie, the characters. The changed the setting, and the plot, but the characters survived in a fascinating way. So spoilers and explanation ahead for Big Hero 6 by one of my favorites, Chris Claremont!
Posted in Character Studies, Comics, LitFlix, Movies
Tagged Baymax, Big Hero 6, Chris Claremont, Disney, Fred, Go Go Tomago, Hiro, Honey Lemon, Marvel, Wasabi No-Ginger
In 2013 we had fun doing LitFlix, reading the books or comics that had to go with the movies. I’m going to continue that on into this year, with whole new offerings to go from!
Marvel has 4 movies alone; another way to look at it is there are two from Frank Miller, and two from Chris Claremont. They’re dipping back to the classic writers.
The ones that are part of a larger comic universe are harder to plan for: they have to work off of the content from the movies, as well as any comic inspiration. So, I’ll be putting together what I can for those, reading inspirations, and seeing what I can do!
I’ve got trailers to follow for the ones that have trailers, and, like last year, I’m listing what I have found for reading these materials – so you can read along too for the movies!
Posted in Comics, LitFlix, Movies, Trailer Watch
Tagged 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Amazing Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Big Hero 6, Captain America, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chris Claremont, Days of Future Past, Dwayne Johnson, Electro, Frank Miller, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hercules, Infinity Gauntlet, Kitty Pryde, Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Spider-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Scibbler, Trailers, Winter Soldier, X-Men