Although Disney’s upcoming animated feature “Big Hero 6” is based on a Marvel comic — featuring characters created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau — there is zero chance that the film’s pillow-esque robot Baymax will be meeting Ultron in the upcoming “Avengers” sequel.
But that didn’t stop the film’s animators from adding some Marvel Comics Easter eggs to the film, according to a recent interview SlashFilm conducted with “Big Hero 6” directors Don Hall and Chris Williams.
“Well, I will say we generally have a lot of Easter eggs in this movie to the point that we had to really tell our artists to knock it off. Because, you know, everyone wants to place stuff. We grew up loving Marvel movies. We, of course, grew up loving animated movies. And now we have a potential to sort of place these things,” explained Williams in the interview. “But it got to the point where Don and I are feeling like this is getting to be too much, too distracting. So we stopped them and then actually pulled a couple things out.”
Hall added that Marvel let them use some obscure “Z-level” characters in the movie, and gives a heads-up to eagle-eyed viewers that Fred’s room — the character voiced by T.J. Miller — will be a good place to hunt for Easter eggs.
The directors also mentioned that the film will feature a Marvel Studios staple: a secretive post-credits sequence.