The Avengers Official Trailer was released today online giving us our first glimpse of Marvel Studios‘ purported blockbuster movie franchise. Given such thoroughly exciting news lets take a look at Marvel’s four superheroes and the villainous antagonist opposite them.
The Avengers is Marvel/Disney’s hopeful blockbuster franchise slated to assemble at a theater near you during the summer of 2012. Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures have strategically released independent films providing backstory for the Avengers’ four major characters. Those being Iron Man, the incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Thor. And like any dynamic and complex set of major characters, these four ‘Avengers’ together represent all four basic personality types. Captain America is of course the stalwart Guardian who defends justice with his iconic shield. Hulk is likewise the emotional and impulsive Artisan who transforms into a raging beast when angered. Iron Man is the Rational industrialist and ingenious engineer that utilizes a mechanical suit. Finally Thor is the championing Idealist God of Thunder who fights ‘for Asgard’ and is constantly learning life’s lessons. Together, they assemble to fight against threats to humanity. Much like the four temperaments assemble to do the same.
‘Threats to humanity‘ seem in this particular instance to include the Asgardian God of Mischief Loki. Thor’s villainous step-brother will indeed serve as a the primary antagonist in the film, with aspirations of ‘enslaving humanity‘. Always strategizing and conceiving ingenious schemes and plots, Lofi Laufeyson is undoubtedly a Mastermind Rational. Diabolically ingenious, highly pragmatic, outstandingly intelligent, and a powerful sorcerer, Loki finds difficulties highly stimulating, as do other Masterminds, as he loves responding to a problem that requires a creative solution.