Marvel has several villains that have more than enough bodyweight to challenge the might and glory of Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While a majority of the good villains now lie with Sony and Fox Studios since they own the Spider-Verse and The Fantastic Four Universe and the X-Men universe respectively, there are still tons of Marvel Villains that are still under Disney Jurisdiction. Thanos is just the tip of the iceberg folks. There are many that could be just as scary and layered as the Mad Titan that could end up being given ample screen time in Avengers 4. Presenting 14 New & Old Marvel Villains that could replace Thanos in Avengers 4!!!
One of the foremost Advanced Idea Mechanics scientists, MODOK has been at loggerheads with the Avengers ever since he was first introduced to the comic books. Do not let his giant floating head appearance fool you. Modok is as deadly as a genius supervillain would get.
Taskmaster is yet to be introduced to the MCU. He is one of the leading mercenaries and one of Marvel Universe’s greatest close combat experts. Taskmaster’s innate ability to copy any martial arts style just by looking at it once has even made him skilled enough to defeat Captain America in battle.
Baron Helmut Zemo has been already introduced to the MCU in Civil War. He did a splendid job at breaking the Avengers apart, something several heavyweights before him couldn’t. We hope we haven’t seen the last of him yet.
Ronan the Accuser
Ronan the Accuser was one hell of a villain in GOTG Vol. 1. He was a good, layered character and his motifs were nefarious but understandable. The dance off was where it all went downhill. Ronan should be given a chance to redeem himself.
Mads Mikkelsen gave the role of Kaecilius all the justice he possibly could. Kaecilius ended up begin defeated and absorbed into Dormammu but we hope we see him again in the MCU. Its Mikkelsen for crying out loud!!!
Age of Ultron was one of Marvel’s most controversial movies. It was horribly comic book inaccurate. But the movie did end up giving us one awesome villain – Ultron. Ultron’s origin story was changed in the movie but he was till good enough to win the hearts and minds of all the viewers.
The Serpent was introduced in Marvel’s Fear Itself storyline. He is Odin’s Elder Brother and one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel universe. The Serpent was so powerful that he broke Cap’s Vibranium shield barehanded and could forge weapons that were similar in strength to Mjolnir.
Kang the Conqueror is a time-traveling supervillain whose antics has made him draw the ire of the Avengers time and again. Since Kang is a time traveler and Avengers 4 will most likely use that concept, the possibility of him joining the MCU is good enough.
Many don’t know but Mephisto was a part of the Infinity Gauntlet arc. The Ghost Rider movie did introduce Mephisto but if the MCU ever casts him again, we hope they pick someone good this time to play the Lord of hell.
Mandarin was played by Ben Kingsley in the movie. The revelation about him was nothing but a joke and a mockery of the real villainy the Mandarin represents. The short film ‘All Hail the King’ did show that the evil Mandarin does exist in the MCU. Maybe Avengers 4 is where he raises his head above the water.
The Incredible Hulk is a somewhat of a bastard child of the MCU. The Studio never mentions it within the Marvel time frame. And so, the Leader, who was introduced at the very end of the movie, never got a chance to make his mark in Marvel movies.
Bullseye will be a part of Daredevil Season 3. Colin Farrell has played Bullseye in the disastrous Daredevil movie of 2003. Bullseye could make a good villain for Captain America movies. His martial arts prowess and pinpoint accuracy makes him a worthy Steve Rogers adversary.
Since Adam Warlock is being introduced to the MCU (sooner or later), we hope Magus is done the same treatment. Magus is the evil half of Warlock that was separated from the original Warlock’s body a long time ago. Thanos considers Magus as his enemy number one although both are as evil as they come.
The Void is actually one half of the superhero known as the Sentry, widely considered the most Powerful Marvel Superhero. The Sentry has the power of a thousand exploding suns and the Void is actually an evil persona that takes over Sentry’s mind from time to time and turns him from a hero to a badass villain with limitless power.