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Animated Thor, Live-Action Thor, Motion Comic Thor: You've Been Thunderstruck

By TK Burton | Trailers | April 4, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | April 4, 2011 |

It seems odd that Thor, of all of Marvel’s properties, is getting as much attention as it is. Not just the Kenneth Brannagh-directed film, but also a couple of other ways. Thor is getting a full-court press from Marvel in the days leading up to May 6th, the release date for the feature-length film that will serve as another entry into the pre-Avengers series of hero stories. I figured in the interest of brevity, we’d combine previews of all of the different entries into one place.

First of all, Marvel is also gearing up to release Thor: Tales Of Asgard, an anime-inspired animated film that tells of the early adventures of Thor and his adopted brother Loki. Matthew Wolf, who voiced Thor in the animated Hulk Vs. film, will once again reprise his role, with Rick Gomez as Loki. Here’s the trailer:

And here’s a brief clip:

I’m not blown away by it, but then Marvel’s animated fare has always paled in comparison to that of DC.

Next is the “motion comic,” Thor And Loki: Blood Brothers, which is based on Robert Rodi’s Loki graphic novel. Loki is a pretty decent print, filled with some gorgeous artwork, though I’ve had a hard time getting into the motion comic idea. The voice work is a little overwrought, but it does effectively capture the feel of the comic. It’s a four-part miniseries that debuted on iTunes last week. Here’s the trailer:

I watched the first episode, and it’s not bad. I’ll see how it progresses.

Finally, here’s the French trailer for the Chris Hemsworth/Natalie Portman film. It’s got a couple of new shots that weren’t in either of the previous trailers. Nothing revelatory, and it’s in French, but it’s worth a watch:

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