Marvel's Asgardian superhero - and future Avenger - is arriving on Earth
Chris Hemsworth wields the magic hammer in 'Thor'
"Thor," of course, is based on the iconic Marvel comic book series. The character first appeared in 1962, and was created by Marvel head honcho Stan Lee, writer Larry Lieber and legendary artist Jack Kirby, who also co-created Hulk, X-Men and Captain America with Lee.
Thor will also appear in next year's "The Avengers," directed by Joss Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer.")