Los Angeles: `Big Hero 6` director Don Hall says the Avengers will not appear in the upcoming animated superhero film, even though both are Marvel properties.
The computer-animated superhero film is being produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, reportedly.
"Very early on, when we were collaborating with Marvel, the decision was made to intentionally not connect it to the Marvel universe," Hall said.
"Everybody felt like it would be great for us to take this idea of theirs and make our own universe with it. Marvel really encouraged us to do that. So there`ll be no Iron Man or Captain America, and no Avengers in this world. Our Avengers are the Big Hero 6," he added.
`Big Hero 6` has Jamie Chung, TJ Miller, and Maya Rudolph among the voice cast. It is scheduled to arrive in theatres in the US this year before hitting theatres overseas starting February 13, 2015.