Worst Supervillain Performances:
The Superhero genre either produces phenomenal villains like the Joker and Thanos or it completely screws the pooch, there is no in-between. This list features the worst portrayals of amazing Supervillains in Comic book movies. These actors have proved themselves to be fantastic, but not in these movies. Whether it was bad writing or just bad acting, these iconic characters were portrayed horribly.
#10: Lex Luthor
Played By: Jesse Eisenberg
Movie: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
It was a weird choice to cast Jesse Eisenberg as the iconic DC Supervillain Lex Luthor and the character was doomed to fail from the beginning. Jesse Eisenberg pretty much played himself on the screen and the fans were really let down by his portrayal of Lex Luthor.
#9: Dr. Doom
Played By: Toby Kebbell
Movie: The Fantastic Four (2015)
Dr. Doom is one of the most intelligent beings in the entire Marvel universe and it is heartbreaking to see a bad portrayal of the character. The Fantastic Four defeated this mastermind in under 30 minutes. The character has the potential to be a ‘Thanos-level’ threat but they just destroyed everything with horrible writing.
Played By: Jared Leto
Movie: Suicide Squad
Jared Leto is a phenomenal actor and we are all aware of his acting range. But he just couldn’t get the Joker right. He barely had a role in the movie and his character seemed like one of the henchmen. Granted, a lot of his scenes were edited out of the movie and hopefully, he gets the justice that he deserves when or if the director’s cut comes out.
Played By: Jamie Foxx
Movie: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
We still cannot believe that Sony wasted a talent like Jamie Foxx. They never gave his character any room to develop and turned Electro into a cry-baby hungry for attention. Jamie Foxx tried his best to save the character but he did not have much to work with.
Played By: Oscar Isaac
Movie: X-Men Apocalypse
Apocalypse is the first mutant to ever exist and he is one of the most intimidating characters in the entire Marvel universe. But we saw none of that in the movie. He was portrayed as just another regular villain. Oscar Isaac couldn’t bring the brutality that this character possesses on the big screen.
Played By: Wes Bentley
Movie: Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider is a CGI-ridden slugfest that feels more like a comedy than a thriller. Wes Bentley is a very capable actor but no one could have saved this movie from bombing. His character has no depth and it fell flat. The script did not help him one bit either.
#4: Weapon XI (Deadpool)
Played By: Scott Adkins
Movie: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
All of us were dying to see Deadpool on the big screen but all of our dreams were shattered after we saw the abysmal portrayal of the iconic character. Scott Adkins’ only job was to show his martial arts skills and he did just that. We just thank God that Ryan Reynolds gave us the Deadpool we all wanted.
#3: Hector Hammond
Played By: Peter Sarsgaard
Movie: Green Lantern
Green Lantern is a movie that we want to forget but we just cannot as it was such a traumatic experience. Hector Hammond is a prominent character in the Green Lantern universe but this movie completely butchers the character. The character seemed extremely creepy and we don’t know why they went that way.
#2: Mr. Freeze
Played By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Movie: Batman & Robin
There is not a single person who did not burst into laughter after watching Arnold Schwarzenegger’s portrayal of Mr. Freeze. This character has a very tragic story in the comic books but this movie turned him into comic relief. Arnold only delivered cheesy one-liners and to be honest, we did not expect anything more.
Played By: Topher Grace
Movie: Spider-Man 3
Topher Grace was never the right choice to play this symbiote. Venom is a daunting and dominating creature and Topher Grace was not at all menacing in this movie. It is a tragedy because we could have had the perfect Spider-Man trilogy if the makers wouldn’t have messed up.