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USA Today: Asian Americans Cast in Upcoming Superhero Flick

posted by Theodore Tae

Big Hero 6Disney and Marvel’s upcoming animated superhero film Big Hero 6 has unveiled its cast, featuring a bevy of Asian American talent, reports USA Today.

Big Hero 6 is set in the make-believe metropolis of San Fransokyo — a mashup of the cities of San Francisco and Tokyo. When protagonist and tech prodigy Hiro Hamada uncovers a dangerous plot that threatens the city, he joins forces with a motley crew of techie superheroes.

Hiro will be voiced by 18-year-old actor Ryan Potter, who is half-Japanese and half-Caucasian like the character he protrays. His older brother Tadashi will be voiced by Korean American actor Daniel Henney. Korean American actress Jamie Chung will voice the character of Go Go Tomago, described as a “laconic Clint Eastwood type and industrial engineering student who’s pretty tough from the get-go.”

Other members of the diverse and eclectic superhero team include Hiro’s robot Baymax, voiced by 30 Rock comedian Scott Adsit; sci-fi geek Fred, voiced by T.J. Miller; chemistry student Honey Lemon, voiced by Genesis Rodriguez; and Wasabi, a laser-wielding hero voiced by Damon Wayans, Jr.

Big Hero 6 opens in theaters Nov. 7, but until then, check out the official trailer below.

You can read more about the characters and the universe of Big Hero 6 at USA Today.

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