Scott Adsit talks about reprising his role as Baymax from Big Hero 6


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Back in February 2017, Leonard and Jessie Maltin invited Scott Adsit, the voice actor for Baymax in Big Hero 6, to guest star in their podcast. In-between talking about Scott's voice acting experiences as Baymax in the movie, the animated series, and a video game (Disney Infinity 2.0), Adsit mentioned his interest in reprising this role if given the opportunity.

 

You can find the relevant excerpt from the podcast below:

Jessie Maltin: "You said you're thrilled to be a part of something that's gonna last in that way..."

 

Scott Adsit: "It's weird to think... presumably, the character will live on when I'm gone, and so there'll be people imitating me, because I can't be there. And I will be there anytime they want me to be, at this point I don't wanna hear someone else doing my voice."

 

Big Hero 6 was announced to have its own world in Kingdom Hearts III back at the D23 Expo 2015, with a plot centered around Heartless taking over the Baymax that was left behind the portal. It is currently not known whether Adsit has been approached about resuming his role as Baymax in Kingdom Hearts III.

 

Based on his eagerness to reprise the role, do you think we'll hear the original voice of Baymax when the game releases next year? Let us know in the comments!

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These people are all generally obligated to reprise the role in their original contracts anyway nowadays. I can't imagine him not being there.

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If they can get the OG voice of Alice from Alice in Wonderland, they most likely can get Baymax's OG voice as well.

 

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to bad they dint get the real johnny depp or eddie murphy I dont even know why you would want money for that If I was a movie star asked to reprise my role in this series I would do it for free!

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These people are all generally obligated to reprise the role in their original contracts anyway nowadays. I can't imagine him not being there.

The question is if that also applies to video games and every voice actor. I can imagine that especially the famous people working outside of voice acting, like movie actors and similar professions can't be contractually required to be there at any point. Especially for a comparably small role. Although I would definitely like it for many characters if their original voice actors could do the job, there are a lot of reasons why a replacement would be needed even if the voice actor is still alive and in the business. (Such as long-lasting illnesses, involvement in other projects and the like.)

 

I think it's nice to see that a voice actor feels that strongly for a role that he would like to voice it for another project anytime. Of course there's no helping it if the original isn't available but it's not a given that all VAs would consider doing that just because they feel it would be weird to have someone else voicing their designated character. Though it's hard to tell if that's also the case if the circumstances aren't exactly favorable.

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