The Marvel-produced super hero action movie Thor became available for instant streaming on Netflix this week. In fact, you’ll be able to enjoy much of The Avengers saga before long. Iron Man 2 is already available on Netflix (though the first one is not), Captain America is coming in July, and The Avengers movie itself will stream on Netflix in 2013. That just leaves The Hulk as a straggler.
Thor was added to Netflix alongside a few other big-budget blockbusters, including Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon. It’s another step in the recovery process after Netflix lost its partnership with the movie channel Starz, a falling out that lost the streaming service 1,000 movies including Toy Story 3 and Tron Legacy. That said, Netflix’s CEO claimed that the website saw “no discernable change” in subscribers when Starz dropped.
Netflix offers a streaming-only subscription for $7.99 per month, and that’s not a bad price to pay for a big chunk of Marvel’s movies plus many others. Of course, you can already get all of these movies on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video (except The Avengers, which will arrive later), but you’ll have to pay to rent or buy them individually.