The Marvel Universe has given birth to a range of supervillains. Some were too forgettable. Some are just too damn awesome to ignore. The latter part has some villains that have left behind impressions that can never be erased from the minds of comic book readers. Villains like Doctor Doom, Magneto, Thanos and Loki are well-known antagonists in the Marvel Comic book Universe as well as the Marvel movie universes. But all Marvel has managed to scrape until now is just the tip of the iceberg. There are a lot more villains that need to be given an opportunity to invoke their wrath on the Avengers in the big screens. Presenting – 10 Marvel Villains yet to appear in movies and the actors’ best suited to play them!!
10. Mister Sinister
Once a 19th Century Scientist, Nathaniel Essex was a firm believer in Darwinism aka the Survival of the Fittest ideology. His call for a revolution in the scientific world fell on deaf ears, who ridiculed his radical efforts in the field of biology. The only one who listened to his pleas was none other than Apocalypse, the immortal Mutant super-villain. Apocalypse genetically mutated Mister Sinister and turned him into an immortal mad scientist.
Mister Sinister spent the next century learning about and unlocking never before known secrets of mutation, cloning and gene therapy. He has become a popular villain in the comic books on his own right, finally coming out of Apocalypse’s shadow. Martin Csokas of Into the Badlands fame is well known for playing eccentric antagonists.
Vulcan is the third brother in the Summers family line. Scoot Summers is the eldest and is better known as Cyclops of the X-Men. The second brother, Alex Summers, became Havok. The third brother, who was still in his mother’s womb when the Shi’ar kidnapped her, survived the ordeal to become the Omega Level mutant with the ability to manipulate all known forms of energy called Vulcan, the future King of the Shi’ar empire.
Vulcan’s position in the Marvel universe makes him a troubled lad. He is frequently seen fighting the Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men! With Captain Marvel revealing the other side of space in the MCU, the Shi’ar Empire could just be a movie away. Iwan Rheon, who played the very unlovable Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones, is our best bet for the job.
If you think Thanos is a cold-blooded murderer, think again. Onslaught takes that cake away from the Mad Titan. He is singlehandedly responsible for the death of not only the Avengers but also the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and even Doctor Doom. An entire universe was created just so the heroes could escape his wrath. Onslaught is the living amalgamation of all the negative thoughts of Professor X and Magneto. He is an entity of pure malice and rage. With powers of both Magneto and Professor, Onslaught is nigh invincible. He is also extremely powerful, with a huge and bulky figure, which is why we have chosen Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for the role.
Kang the Conqueror is a time travelling megalomaniac who believes the best bet to defeat Avengers is by playing with the timeline until they submit. Kang hails from the far future, where technology has become so advanced that it almost resembles magic. Kang uses this technological prowess to his advantage and has already become a ruler of millions of people.
Oh and one more thing, Kang is actually a descendant of Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic. The Fox-Disney merger has already happened so there is no copyright issue for Kang to be featured in the MCU. With rumours going around that Kang is the next villain after Thanos in the future of the MCU, we believe that the only guy who is wicked enough to play the role is Gary Oldman.
Annihilus was an ordinary insect in the distant and insignificant planet of Arthos. After coming into contact with hyper-advanced Tynnan technology, Annihilus was genetically evolved at an accelerated pace to become the villain he is today. With the help of his Cosmic Control Rod, Annihilus intends to conquer and destroy everything. The sole purpose of Annihilus’ existence is to survive, at any cost. The guy is cursed to never die, with each death releasing a clone of him with the exact same memories. Annihilus is mostly associated with the Annihilation Wave story arc, where many heroes fell to his wrath. Steven Ogg of The Walking Dead and Tomb Raider fame is perfect to play the bug-eyed super-villain.
Magus is the evil version of Adam Warlock, a well-known superhero of the Marvel Universe. Magus was the result of Warlock using the Infinity Stones to literally split himself into two, the good part becoming Warlock and the evil part turning into the Magus. Magus believes that the world is full of life that is brimming with potential but is chained to primitive concepts of good and bad. To circumvent this, Magus has amassed a group of followers that have only one aim – use any means necessary to force all life to worship him, or die resisting. Magus is someone even Thanos is afraid of in the comic books, so we know he is the real deal. Brad Pitt, with his weirdly creepy smile and aura, can nail this role.
Amora the Enchantress is a high level Asgardian magician and a frequent enemy of Thor. Her story is quite unique as well. While the rest of Asgard believes in swords, spears and brute strength to solve a problem, Amora the Enchantress has dedicated all her life to unlocking the secrets of Magic and sorcery. Amora has looks so killer that she has floored the toughest of warriors with one wink. The only person to have ever resisted her charms is Thor, which is why she has fallen in love with him. Yvonne Strahovski, from the TV Series Chuck, is our choice for Amora.
3. High Evolutionary
The High Evolutionary is not necessarily a villain. But he is very Machiavellian in his approaches to things. He believes in the ends justifying the means ideology. As a geneticist and biologist of the highest calibre, the High Evolutionary believes in artificially accelerated evolution being the key to save all life in the universe. But sometimes, his experiments backfire and lead to hell of a lot of problems. Liam Neeson could portray the High Evolutionary on screen.
2. The Void
With the power of a million exploding suns, Robert Reynolds is Marvel’s answer to Superman. He is known as the Sentry, the mightiest superhero on Earth. But what is a superhero doing on this list of Marvel Super-Villains? The fact is – The Sentry harbours a deep, dark secret. He is powers make him equivalent to Superman but also give him a split personality disorder. His other personality is called the void, a malicious entity that is a hundred times more powerful than the Sentry, which is saying something given the fact that the Sentry has single-handedly destroyed Asgard in one occasion. The guy who can play the Sentry and the Void is none other than Charlie Hunnam.
The Beyonder is literally what his name spells. He is not even from this universe. As a matter of fact, he is not from any universe within the Marvel Multi-Verse. The Beyonder is an extra-universal entity who creates all sorts of ruckus in the Marvel Universe when he gets bored. For the Beyonder, the world is just a tiny cell that he is looking from a microscope. There is no way he can ever be defeated. The actor who can portray the role also needs to exhibit a mysterious and enigmatic persona. Oded Fehr of Resident Evil: Extinction fame fits the role perfectly.
The Last Marvel movie to be released under the Disney banner is Captain Marvel. The movie is currently in theatres. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… do things