Kingdom Hearts III Sees Most of the Big Hero 6 Voice Cast Reprising Their Roles
Square Enix revealed today that most of Big Hero 6's main voice cast will be returning to portray their characters in Kingdom Hearts III.
The Big Hero 6 world of Kingdom Hearts III was one of the first to be revealed, but we only just got a more in depth look at it recently with some new trailers and gameplay. It looks very authentic to the movie it is based on and it seems that this authenticity will be carried over into the voice cast. Square Enix took to Twitter today to announce that most of Big Hero 6’s main voice cast is returning to portray their characters in Kingdom Hearts III.
The actors confirmed at this point are Ryan Potter as Hiro Yamada, Jamie Chung as Yo Yo Tomago, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, and Khary Payton as Wasabi No-Ginger. While you may remember that Wasabi No-Ginger was portrayed by Daymon Wayans Jr. in the Big Hero 6 movie, Khary Payton has recently taken over the role in Big Hero 6: The Series, a TV show on the Disney Channel.
Not all of the voice cast from the movie and TV show are poised to return in Kingdom Hearts III. TJ Miller’s Fred is notably absent, likely do to the actors’ high price tag and recent controversy. We also don’t know if James Cromwell will be playing Robert Callaghan/Yokai once more. While it isn’t a complete voice cast reprisal, it’s nice to see that Kingdom Hearts III was able to retain several notable names for its Big Hero 6 voice cast that will stay faithful to their portrayals of these characters.
For those of you who don’t know about Big Hero 6, it is a Disney animated movie actually based on a Marvel property. It isn’t connected to the MCU in any way though, so don’t expect Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man or Chris Evan’s Captain America to show up in Kingdom Hearts III. While the movie was quite different from the source material, taking lots of liberties to be more marketable and kid friendly, it was still an enjoyable film nonetheless.
Its Kingdom Hearts III world looks pretty cool as well, though it unfortunately continued my personal trend of wanting it to spin-off into its own fleshed out game. The Pirates of the Caribbean world in Kingdom Hearts III had the same effect on me. I guess I’ll just have to suck it up play Kingdom Hearts III in order to experience these worlds in video game form for myself.
Kingdom Hearts III is hitting PS4 and Xbox One on January 25, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
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