MTV recently did a piece on what they believed the Marvel villains would be ranked from top to bottom, you can check out their piece HERE, so thanks to MTV for the motivation on writing this, cause I can somewhat agree, but I don’t entirely, and I like to type a lot, so here’s what I think!
Again, if you’ve been seeing me post, I’m a former comic book nerd, I say that cause in recent times, I don’t want to read a comic book on my tablet, laptop or even phone. I love technology more than most, but when I read a comic book, it was to turn the tattered and worn pages (even if it was brand new), so I could lose myself in a world that wasn’t reality. That was my childhood getaway!
On to the lists:
26. Baron Strucker (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
25. The Other (Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy)
24. Algrim (Thor: The Dark World)
23. Whiplash (Iron Man 2)
22. Abomination (The Incredible Hulk)
21. The Destroyer (Thor)
20. Malekith (Thor: The Darkworld)
19. Laufey (Thor)
18. Crossbones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
17. Batroc The Leeaper (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
16. General Thunderbolt Ross (The Incredible Hulk)
15. Justin Hammer (Iron Man 2)
14. Obaiah Stane, The Iron Monger (Iron Man)
13. Klaw (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
12. The Chitauri
10. Alexander Pierce (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
09. Ronan The Accuser (Guardians of the Galaxy)
08. Arnin Zola (Captain America: The First Avenger & Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
07. The Mandarin (Iron Man 3)
06. Red Skull (Captain America: The First Avenger)
05. Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy)
04. Thanos (Avengers & Guardians of the Galaxy)
03. Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
02. Wilson Fisk (Daredevil)
For the sake of not boring you to death, I’m making mine a top 10:
10. Whiplash (Iron Man 2) There’s actually character development with the backstory to Whiplash. Growing up as a kid, somewhat fatherless and him being just as smart as his father, but also coming across some information that his father left him to figure out, the exact same thing that ends up happening with Tony Stark aka Iron Man. They are somewhat mirror images of each other, just that one is for the good and one for the bad.
09. Crossbones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) This guy is being set up to be a good, long-lasting bad guy. The fight scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was epic, specifically the one in the elevator and also when Crossbones is fighting Falcon, before getting crushed by a falling building.
08. Arnin Zola (Captain America: The First Avenger & Captain America: The Winter Soldier) He is the somewhat predecessor for what ends up happening with Ultron and Vision. His mind was turned into an A.I. It might have been in the 70’s or 80’s, cause MAN, those computers had the reel-to-reel data recorders and “miles and miles of cable.” Could you imagine, now, his A.I. could be a BlackBerry (shameless plug, as I use a BlackBerry Passport)
07. Ronan The Accuser (Guardians of the Galaxy) The buildup of Ronan is pretty solid. Again, in the same light as Loki, he has great character development for one movie. But like Red Skull, he vanishes. Now, I get it, this is the Marvel Universe and if it’s anything like it’s comic book predecessor’s, he could appear on a whim.
06. Thanos (Avengers & Guardians of the Galaxy) Now, he could move all the way up or even all the way to the bottom or even off this list completely. I know who Thanos is, what he represents and what he wants in his possession. But the way they are building Thanos up, it seems as if he will be a letdown. I hope this isn’t the case, because the fight against him (Infinity Wars Pt 1 & 2) could be some of the most epic stuff to be captured on a movie screen!
05. Hydra (pretty much every movie that happens on Earth) What can I say, they are the anti-thesis of what all of the good Marvel characters are, what they believe in. But without them, our heroes/superheroes wouldn’t have some of the technology they have, so kudos to you Hydra for being good at what you do, being bad!
04. Red Skull (Captain America: The First Avenger) There are many things that were done so right, but then he was “lost.” I like Hugo Weaving playing the character. He is so menacing that you feel bad for Captain America when they do end up fighting with each other, so much so, you yourself want to either punch the guy or hold him down and let Captain America give him the beat down of his life.
03. Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron) This character is polarizing. You’re either going to love him, or you’re going to hate him. I choose the latter. I believe they could of built up to Ultron in another movie. Like, give Tony Stark a reason in other movies (yes, I get they established the proverbial “planting of the see” in Iron Man 3 with Tony’s suits assembling and battling as drones) But they try to make James Spader come off as comedic. That isn’t his strong suit. If you haven’t seen Spader on The Blacklist, go check that out. If Ultron was played in the same respect as Spader’s The Blacklist personality, I believe Ultron would have been EPIC!
02. Loki (several movies) For all intents and purposes, Loki is deserving of being 1a as opposed to actually #2, but this is my list and you can let your thoughts be known below! Loki gets an in-depth backstory in the fist Thor movie. We get what he wants (ultimate power) and the fact that he’ll go and do whatever is necessary to achieve such power.
01. Wilson Fisk (Daredevil) This is THE villain that I believe Marvel got right the mosterest (yes, I know it’s not a word, but in this case, it should be!)! There’s supreme character development and yes, I do realize they have a lot more screen-time to play with, as it’s a tv series as opposed to a movie. But still, you get a thorough story on growing up as a child, who he is, why he turned to the path that he did and the utter disdain for Daredevil and pretty much everything that’s right in the world. It seems as if Vincent D’Onofrio was born to play this role and that’s cause he pretty much was born to play his character in Law & Order: Criminal Intent as well.
These are just my thoughts and opinions, but I’d love to here what you have to say!!!