tadanobu asano in thor teaser trailer

Yahoo! Movies recently launched the new teaser trailer for next summer's superhero movie Thor, based on Marvel Comics' hammer-wielding god of thunder. Caught a super quick glimpse Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano, as previously reported, as Hogun the Grim in the trailer. Take a look:

Hogun the Grim, with Fandral the Dashing and Volstagg the Valiant, is one of the Warriors Three, a trio of Asgardian adventurers. According to Wikipedia:
Hogun is a member of a trio of Asgardian adventurers consisting of Fandral the Dashing, Hogun the Grim, and Volstagg the Valiant and referred as the Warriors Three (but not in the comics themselves). They were members of the supporting cast in Marvel's Thor comics and usually provided comic relief and side-adventures.

The only thing known about his past is that he's not an Aesir like most of the Asgardians. Also, his unnamed homeland was conquered long ago by Mogul of the Mystic Mountain, who slew Hogun's forebears and laid waste to the land.[2]

He is primarily characterized by his brusque, taciturn, and often short-tempered demeanor. He is the brooding pessimist of the group, as opposed to Volstagg's irrepressible good humor and Fandral's brash heroism. He is a fierce and unrelenting warrior, a collector of weaponry and often the voice of reason for the Warriors Three.
Asano is a great actor, and it was cool to hear he was cast in this movie. As I've said before, I don't think his role is very big, but it's nice to see the random Asian man make an appearance in the trailer for one of next summer's biggest blockbusters. Thor opens in theaters everywhere June 20, 2011.

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