With the live-action "Thor" movie hitting theaters in just a few months, it's no surprise that Marvel is offering up all sorts of new projects lately that are themed around the hammer-wielding god of thunder.
The latest is "Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers," an animated series based on Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic's epic 2004 four-issue comic book series "Loki." The story will explore the relationship between Thor and his villainous half-brother — and why Loki's diabolical machinations might not be as rooted in evil as they often appear to be.
The animated series appears to feature a more motion-comic style of animation for Ribic's original art (which is absolutely beautiful — so that's a good thing). You can read the full press release below to find out more about the series.
Official press release:
Marvel Announces THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS Animated Series!
Marvel Knights Animation Adapts Critically-Acclaimed Thor Storyline
New York, NY – March 11, 2011— Marvel Knights Animation is proud to announce Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, an all-new four-episode series debuting on iTunes, Xbox LIVE, and PlayStation®Network on Monday, March 28th. Further episodes debut weekly on Wednesdays beginning April 6th, with each high-definition episode priced at $2.99 (standard definition is also available at $1.99/episode).
Inspired by the acclaimed graphic novel from Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers takes a powerful look inside the minds of Thor & Loki, brothers in the mythical land of Asgard and seemingly forever enemies. But just why does Loki hate his brother Thor? And could it be that this master of mischief isn’t really the villain he’s been branded? Loki's insatiable lust for power and his feud with Thor take on new meaning in this resonant epic.
"It's been an incredible experience developing and producing Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers," says Ruwan Jayatilleke, producer of Thor & Loki. "The source material by Robert and Esad is absolutely brilliant and works on so many different levels as a story for multiple mediums. To be honest it's been an honor--and a blast -- to work with the talented creatives of Magnetic Dreams, Edge Studio, Underground Music, and NYAV! What we've put together as a team will further define and push the boundaries of what Marvel Knights Animation can be as well as entertain comic book enthusiasts and mainstream fans with a very compelling piece of content."
He’s the Super Hero everyone’s talking about and before Marvel Studios’ Thor feature film debuts, experience one of Thor’s most popular stories in comic history through cutting edge animation. It’s Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers—and you’ll never see the world of Thor the same way ever again!
Learn more about Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers right now at www.marvel.com/thorandloki!
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"Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers" will be available on iTunes, Xbox LIVE, and PlayStation®Network on Monday, March 28.