Disney Interactive and Marvel Entertainment today confirmed that the world’s most iconic Super Heroes are assembling for ‘Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes’ – the 2.0 edition of the #1 best-selling new hybrid toy / video game of 2013, according to the NPD Group’s video games retail sales data.
Prior to its removal, ‘Believe’ actress Jamie Chung’s bio on the NBC website was the latest to betray the envelope of secrecy surrounding the voice talent for Disney’s upcoming animated film, Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014). Now removed from the live bio (but still available via Google Cache), her biography read, in part: ‘Going forward, future projects include Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller; Rudderless, directed by William H. Macy; indie comedy Flock of Dudes and Disney’s animated film Big Hero 6.’ It is being assumed that Chung will tackle the role of Leiko Tanaka /aka/ GoGo Tomago. According to Marvel, Tanaka is ‘young and highly agressive, with little patience for others, but a very strong will, someone who does not give up easily.’ Tanaka has ties to to the underworld, but opted to join BH6 rather than face jail time (for convictions unknown). By uttering her own name, she can transform her body into an explosive ball of energy which is able to be projected at vast speeds.
Walt Disney Animation Studios today announced that a brand-new short titled Feast will be playing in front of Big Hero 6 when it opens in theaters on November 7, 2014. They have provided us with this title treatment as well as a high resolution first look teaser at the short which you can find below.
The short, which is being directed by Patrick Osborne, relays the story of one man’s love life is seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. It will make its world premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10, 2014.
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with high resolution versions of two newly released stills from Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014). The new stills have been added to the beginning of our gallery, embedded below.
Confirming earlier reports by Stitch Kingdom which included what appeared to be ‘Disney Infinity’ concept art for a Captain America edition to the popular Disney cross-over console game, Marvel has just released a teaser for ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ titled ‘Get Ready to Assemble’ which features a cameo appearance by none-other than Captain America’s Shield alongside existing Disney and Pixar characters currently available in the game’s first iteration.
More information as it develops.
Titled ‘An Inside Look at the World of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us a briefing which details just how the events of New York have affected S.H.I.E.L.D., its agents and the world. The full document is as follows:
When Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens, about two years have passed since the alien invasion of New York was repulsed by Nick Fury’s special team, The Avengers. The world is now well aware that extra-terrestrials, godlike beings and monsters may be lurking in the cosmos and that Super Heroes walk among us. The demand for protection of the world’s citizenry has reached a zenith. In response to the world’s justifiable fears, S.H.I.E.L.D. has expanded its presence to enhance the security of Earth.
While Disney failed to wow attendees at the industry expo Cinemacon with news regarding its upcoming slate, one actor has taken matters into his own hands. Comedian TJ Miller (who will next be seen in HBO’s new series ‘Silicon Valley’ from Mike Judge) recently confirmed via Twitter that he will be featured in Disney’s Big Hero 6 as Fred /aka/ Fredzilla, whose powers include turning himself into a Godzilla-like monster and projecting a dinosaur avatar ‘that can only be seen from certain perspectives.’ In the comics, Fred also has claimed to spent part of his childhood living at a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base in Japan.
Victory Hill Exhibitions, in association with Marvel Entertainment, announces the Marvel’s AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N., the highly anticipated new exhibition based on the global box office smash, Marvel’s The AVENGERS. Premiering May 23, 2014 at Discovery Times Square, this S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based exhibition will run from May 23, 2014 to January 4, 2015.
The Marvel’s AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) is a completely immersive experience that brings visitors into the world of The AVENGERS. Marvel’s AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is an interactive exhibit experience that allows visitors to participate in a simulated recruitment as if they were being trained as agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Earlier today, IMAX and Walt Disney Studios cemented their distribution agreement by announcing that several films beyond Captain America: The Winter Soldier will also debut in IMAX format. Films for the remainder of 2014 include Maleficent (May 30) and Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1).
In 2015, planned releases include Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1), Tomorrowland (May 22) and Star Wars: Episode VII (December 18).
In addition, IMAX recently previewed its exclusive 13″ x 19″ mini poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier that will be handed out to those that attend the midnight screenings when the film opens. We have included it here in much larger resolution (see left).