Thor: Tales of Asgard Trailer Tells, well, Tales of Asgard

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Marvel Studios is starting to crank out these animated direct-to-DVD movies. If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear they were trying to keep up with their dastardly foes, the blokes at D.C. If that’s the case, they better work faster, because I’m pretty sure (though I haven’t done any official counting) that D.C. has them beat by almost a 3-to-1 margin in terms of releases. Anyways, the latest Marvel title to get the DVD movie treatment is another “Thor” tale (“Hulk vs. Thor” being the first one), this one “Tales of Asgard”, which will, of course, be set in the Thor universe — specifically, the fantastical land of Asgard.

The movie finds a young, reckless Thor going in search of a mythical sword with Loki and some friends. Good times are had by all.

Here’s your first look at the movie’s trailer below.You’re looking at a 2011 release date for “Tales of Asgard”, probably around the same time as Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor” movie.


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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Trying to cash in on the Thor live-action film. This was due out this year but they fast-tracked “Planet Hulk” and pushed “Tales of Asgard” back to next year. But if they really want to keep up with DC;s releases they’re gonna have to get some hollywood voice talent, and put more than one out EVERY year. DC has put out two if not three a year. Doomsday, and New frontier, then Gotham Knights and Wonder Woman, then First Flight and Public Enemies. Now Crisis on Two Earths and Red Hood. PLUS the new ones will have ten minute short cartoons. Crisis has “The SPectre,” and Hood will have “Jonah Hex” or “Adam Strange” I think.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Okay maybe they don’t need the Hollywood voice talent but still it couldn’t hurt…

  • Dedpool

    Trying to cash in on the Thor live-action film. This was due out this year but they fast-tracked “Planet Hulk” and pushed “Tales of Asgard” back to next year. But if they really want to keep up with DC;s releases they’re gonna have to get some hollywood voice talent, and put more than one out EVERY year. DC has put out two if not three a year. Doomsday, and New frontier, then Gotham Knights and Wonder Woman, then First Flight and Public Enemies. Now Crisis on Two Earths and Red Hood. PLUS the new ones will have ten minute short cartoons. Crisis has “The SPectre,” and Hood will have “Jonah Hex” or “Adam Strange” I think.

    • Dedpool

      Okay maybe they don’t need the Hollywood voice talent but still it couldn’t hurt…

  • toyoda345

    Looks like a cartoon from the 1980s. Has American animation not improved in the last 30 years?

  • toyoda345

    Looks like a cartoon from the 1980s. Has American animation not improved in the last 30 years?

  • adzman

    DC = quantity , Marvel = quality

  • adzman

    DC = quantity , Marvel = quality

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Sooo…let me get this straight. Instead of putting this out when it was finished, like almost two years ago, they’re holding it to release before “Thor” which I can understand to apoint, but yet haven’t put anything out since Planet Hulk? Meanwhile DC has been putting out some of their best work in the last two years AND has brand new killer series coming in the form of “Young Justice” but Marvel only has “Avengers,” no animated movies, and “Iron Man: Armored Adventrues” up in the air. They killed two really good shows in “Spectacular Spiderman” and “Wolverine and the X-Men” (just like they did with X-men:Evolution way back when) and are just making yet ANOTHER Spiderman show to replace it. Just like they’re doing with the film franchise. Sheesh Marvel you guys are on something.

    • Ulik

      I have to agree with you there my dude. I’m more of a Marvel guy as you already know but Marvel is all kinds of beat up compared to D.C.’s animated series/movies quality and roster. D.C just exudes quality and quantity when it comes to animation, it’s undeniable. Justice League Unlimited had some incredible animation, voice work and story telling and it was a series not a movie. Jeffrey Combs’ voice over work for The Question was Academy Award worthy in my opinion. Many of the characters that I never knew existed made me want to see a live action film for them, like The Question for example.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Yeah. I mean for like 20yrs they’ve been pumping out quality animation starting way back when with “Batman:The Animated Series” all the way through “JLU” and now “Brave and the Bold.” And their voice work really is stellar. Marvel once tried to say that they think getting hollywood actors to voice characters takes away from the show/movie but I couldn’t disagree more. With the movies yeah bringing a big name to the characters casts a shadow on the film, but with good voice direction and a good script it works. Hell Nathan Fillion as “Vigilante,” Jerry O’Connel as “Captain Marvel,” and Michael Ironside as “Darkseid” were only the tip of the iceberg and most people didn’t even think about it until AFTER the credits rolled and the names popped up. Conversly on the movies, having William Baldwin and Bruce Greenwood play Batman in different movies did overshadow the character a bit, but one they get going you kinda forget about it. They embody the characters for those specific films. Marvel’s animated films have been okay but have been lacking a bit. “Invincible Iron Man” the most I think. Their shows have been pretty decent, but at the same time, they seem to kill them off just when they get good with an exception or two. Marvel needs to start putting the same amount of effort, care, and risk into their shows as they have their recent films.

    • Ulik

      I have to agree with you there my dude. I’m more of a Marvel guy as you already know but Marvel is all kinds of beat up compared to D.C.’s animated series/movies quality and roster. D.C just exudes quality and quantity when it comes to animation, it’s undeniable. Justice League Unlimited had some incredible animation, voice work and story telling and it was a series not a movie. Jeffrey Combs’ voice over work for The Question was Academy Award worthy in my opinion. Many of the characters that I never knew existed made me want to see a live action film for them, like The Question for example.