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A good villain is essential as the opposite of a hero. A hero is sometimes defined by its villain. A good arch nemesis needs to push the hero to the brim of his sanity. We see this in the relationship between Batman and the Joker in comics and the movie The Dark Knight. That being said the MCU has at best mediocre villains. The only good villain is Loki (Abomination was also pretty cool). So the MCU could use some good counterparts to their heroes. Some villains that I would like to see on the screen will be in the future (like the Winter Soldier) so I won’t discuss them. I would also like to say that I’m going to focus on villains that could appear in the Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Iron Man franchises.
1. Baron Zemo
Baron Zemo is a villain of Captain America. He’s a total bad-ass (he fights with an adamantium long sword), genius, combat expert and marksman. He’s also German and an ancestor of a very important Nazi who is also called Baron Zemo.
So there are multiple Baron Zemo’s (Baron Zemoes?) in comics. So what iteration should be used in the movie? Well perhaps a few. We should absolutely use Baron Helmut Zemo, this is the Baron who is active in modern times but the movies could perhaps also use Baron Heinrich Zemo, this is the Baron who was active during WW2. The story could feature flashbacks to WW2 and Heinrich.
Captain America needs a strong villain and Baron Zemo surely could fill the role.
2. The Leader
In The Incredible Hulk a villain was born called the Leader. He was created when The Hulk’s blood dripped on the head of Samuel Sterns. The Leader didn’t really was active for the rest of the film.
The creation of this villain was more a nod to a future movie in where the Leader would be the nemesis.
A sequel to The incredible Hulk didn’t happen because Marvel hoped the movie would earn more movie.
However the Hulk was a favorite character in The Avengers and he will probably be cool in The Avengers 2. This buzz towards The Hulk could result in a second stand-alone Hulk film if we’re lucky.
The Leader would make a great nemesis. The Leader’s powers are telekinesis and telepathy but his greatest weapon is his mind. The Leader is one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe. In the comic he infected a entire city with some sort of gamma radiation which resulted in all the citizens transforming in some Hulk-like beings. Just imagine Hulk duking it out in a city full of hulks.
3. The Enchantress
The MCU has a lack of good villains but also a lack of powerful women. Why don’t combine both of them? I introduce The Enchantress. The Enchantress is an enemy of Thor. She’s a sorceress, not unlike Loki. Therefore it’s very important not to make The Enchantress just a female version of Loki. She could be a scorned woman in the movie (somewhat similar to the comics). It would also be cool to have Skurge as her right-hand man. He’s basically a brute that can take on Thor in combat. Together they could be a dangerous threat to Thor.
4. The REAL Mandarin
SPOILERS. The Mandarin was in Iron Man 3 but towards the middle of the film, it was revealed that the Mandarin was actually an actor. Well, now we can never have a cool Mandarin…
Well, not really. Remember the ten rings is a real terrorist organization in the MCU, who has a real leader. Maybe we shouldn’t call this leader the Mandarin because people will get confused but I do want this Mandarin to have his alien power rings. The Mandarin has power rings which are of alien origin, most producers thought this didn’t fit in the Iron Man story but now with the Chitauri in The Avengers, Dark Elves in Thor 2 and Extremis in Iron man 3, I would say that it isn’t so far-fetched.
Mandarin is known to be the arch nemesis of Tony Stark in the comics, please also make him grant in the movies.
5. The return of The Red Skull
The Red Skull was in Captain America: The First Avenger but in my opinion, he was somewhat underused.
It also looks like that red-faced villain didn’t die, he was just transported or something by the tesseract (cosmic cube). When the Nazi should return, he would need to be the most despicable, hate-inducing creature you ever saw. The Red Skull is a symbol of hate and the arch nemesis of Captain America and he should return to the silver screen.
Surtur is a demon from Muspelheim (one of the 9 realms) , he’s basically the Thor’s devil. He’s one of the greatest threats for Thor and Thor wouldn’t be able to defeat him on his own (maybe with the of Loki and Odin, he would). Surtur could look so cool on the big screen of course he would have to be CGI. Anyhow an invasion of earth or another realm by the forces of Muspelheim would look extremely cool on the big screen.
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