It looks like someone finally spilled the beans on the voice cast for the new Disney/Marvel animated superhero film Big Hero 6 and it wasn’t Disney. In an interview from February, comedian TJ Miller offhandedly leaked that he was voicing a character in Big Hero 6 and, from what we can tell, it’s most likely Fred!
Miller didn’t say which character he’s voicing in Big Hero 6, but based on the description of the types of characters he gets cast for, it is most likely Fred. Here’s what he said about it:
Weird people. I play a dopey, teenage boyfriend in “Gravity Falls.” I’m in Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” which will be their big release this Thanksgiving. It ranges, usually it’s the stoner-slacker, or you know, a guy who is very immature. Immature but confident.
As you might recall from our Big Hero 6 character scoop, Fred is an aspiring low-budget filmmaker. He originally volunteered to be a test subject for the the robot experiments by Tadashi, but then stuck around to help the Tech Lab research team with their projects. Fred’s really quirky and weird. For example, in filming one of his movies he dressed up in rubber suit and stomping on cardboard buildings.
Miller isn’t a stranger to animation. He voices Robbie in Gravity Falls, as well as Tuffnut in the How to Train Your Dragon series.
Again, there isn’t any official confirmation from Disney that Miller is voicing Fred. However, it seems like the best pairing since Fred will probably be the comic relief part of the gang, which plays to Miller’s strengths.
Big Hero 6 hits theatres November 7, 2014.
[UPDATE 3/27/14 3:17 PM PST] TJ Miller just confirmed on he indeed is voicing Fred! Unfortunately, the tweet was removed shortly thereafter, but here’s what it said:
Big Hero 6 First Look Teaser Trailer by Disney Animation and Marvel Studios: http://t.co/Pr28Vx8P4t Look how cool this looks. I’m Fred.
It seems likely that Disney made him pull the tweet down, since no other voice cast has been officially announced by the studio. But either way, the cat’s out of the bag. TJ Miller is voicing Fred and is the first cast member for Big Hero 6!