"The Avengers" countdown continues – Thor (2011)

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Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in “THOR,” from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment.

By far the most important film in the lead-ins to “Marvel’s The Avengers” featured last year’s take on Marvel Comics god of thunder. Incorporating him into the movie sandbox already occupied by Iron Man and Hulk, two characters somewhat grounded in reality, would get decidedly complicated with the arrival of a lightning-tossing, hammer-twirling god.

Check out how Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures pulled this off here with the latest installment of Film Flashback.