By Thor’s hammer! It’s Asano Tadanobu

Deciding that no property of theirs is too silly for a feature film adaptation, Marvel Films set about work on an adaptation of Thor, a comic book about a Norse god/alien/superhero who comes to earth to become superfriends with Captain America and the Hulk or something.

The teaser trailer wouldn’t be something I’d mention here (or anywhere) if it weren’t for the fact if features Tadanobu Asano, one of my favorite actors of all time (of all time!). The cast actually looks pretty solid and Kenneth Branagh is directing. But even if it still manages to be as horrible as its premise, we still get Asano in a U.S. movie (in 3-D).

On the subject of wacky adaptations of wacky Marvel Comics, check out this Toei adaptation of Tomb of Dracula, which has Dracula grubbing on a hamburger.

About Ben Hamamoto

Ben Hamamoto is a writer born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He's been published in the Oakland Tribune and has written for New American Media's YO! Youth Outlook and the Nichi Bei Times. He is a research manager for the Health Horizons Program at the Institute for the Future. He also edits Nikkei Heritage, the National Japanese American Historical Society’s official magazine and contributes to Nichi Bei Weekly.

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