Big Hero 6 was a box office hit in the US when it was released there last year, and the first Marvel property adapted by Disney Animation could result in a new direction for at least some superhero franchises moving forwards. It was a loose adaptation and Marvel’s role was minimal, but its release was still significant.
We have to wonder what now might be in store for other obscure Marvel properties unlikely to ever be adapted in live-action…or even some familiar ones which would benefit from the animated treatment.
We’ve compiled a list of the ten Marvel characters and teams we most think are deserving or would be well-suited to following in the footsteps of Big Hero 6. Have we missed anyone you think should be brought to the big screen in animation? Let us know.
10. Lord & Miller’s Spider-Man
If Sony can get their act together there’s still potential for the iconic Marvel superhero to star in a live-action movie as great as 2002’s Spider-Man 2.
However, one of the ideas being thrown around by the studio (according to the Sony Hack) is an animated feature produced and possibly directed by The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Whether it focuses on Peter Parker or characters like Spider-Man 2099, Scarlet Spider, or Spider-Woman, the potential for something great is definitely there.
Hopefully it would put the spotlight on a Spider-Man who might not work in live-action, though at this point we would be happy with a movie starring Spidey which is actually “amazing”, whether it’s animated or otherwise.