10 Marvel Villains Who Might Make Their Grand Entrance And Fans Cannot Wait
The MCU has shown a perfect variety of superheroes, supervillains, supporting characters and special cameos over the past decade. The main characters have mostly succeeded in stopping the bad guys from getting away with their plans, but that does not mean that there are no villains left. Here, we have several foes that could still be a threat.
In every religion, there is a prophecy about the end of the world, and Norse mythology is no exception. They have a giant wolf, a huge serpent, Surtur and more. We saw him in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ at the beginning and later at the end, facing Hela.
Thor ran into the fire giant from Muspelheim in his quest for the Infinity Stones, and he discovered that Odin was not the same anymore. He defeats him, taking his crown and placing it in Odin’s vault. When the god dies, and Hela escapes, Thor and Loki have no option but to start Ragnarok.
2. The Leader
The Hulk is a complicated character despite everyone’s beliefs. There are plenty of foes for this green giant out there like General Ross, the Hulkbusters and Abomination. We saw them all in the Hulk solo movie featuring Edward Norton, ‘The Incredible Hulk’.
Samuel Sterns is a scientist who was helping Bruce Banner with the Hulk problem, and then General Ross brings him on to create the Abomination. Of course, that’s an experiment that does not end well, and he gets injured while Gamma-polluted Banner blood falls on his head injury.
He is last seen grinning horribly at the camera as his head grows just like the comic books. In an Avenger issue, the Black Widow runs into him while he is still injured and shoots him in the leg. However, after S.H.I.E.L.D. falls, he could have gone anywhere.
Emil Blonsky is a special ops soldier that started working with General Ross to stop the green monster. In the MCU, he is concerned with his aging and how he will face against the Hulk. Therefore, he is looking for something that will give him an advantage like the Super Serum that made Cap.
As we mentioned, with the help of Samuel Stern and gamma radiation, he becomes the Abomination, who is taken into custody after losing the fight with the Hulk. In the ‘Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant’, we learned that Coulson and Sitwell took him out of the roster for the Avengers initiative.
In the comic books, this character has been a common enemy for Doctor Strange, but in the movies, he was just another person learning the ways of sorcery who seriously likes the rules. He thinks that all warlocks have to protect reality and preserving the laws of magic.
After defeating Kaecilius and preventing Dormammu from coming into this dimension while breaking the rules, Mordo learns what the Ancient Ones have done before. He decides that there are too many sorcerers in this world, and visits Johnathan to take away the magic that helps him walk.
5. The Tinkerer
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is the fifth feature film with this hero, but the first in the MCU, and it had all kinds of rogues and villains, which only adds to the list of foes in the universe. This movie used minor villains in support of the main one, which was the Vulture.
The Tinkerer is the technical expert helping Adrian Toomes with his suit and the weapons that took advantage of the alien material that the government did not retrieve. He might not be a direct villain to Spider-Man, but there are plenty of people in the MCU that could use his skills.
In the comic books, the Mandarin possessed ten rings that gave him the power of the cosmos, but in the MCU, the Mandarin was an unemployed actor named Trevor Slattery and used by Aldrich Killian to lure Tony Stark and keep their terrorist affairs a secret.
It might be complicated to create a fake villain in order to hide the real threat, but when Trevor gets arrested there is a moment that suggests that the real Mandarin is really out there in the MCU, waiting for his appearance, and he is probably mad that someone acted like him.
7. Helmut Zemo
Baron Zemo was one in a long line of Zemos that was obsessed with power, but the MCU does not like Barons, so Helmut was a Sokovian EKO Scorpion specialist who lost his loved ones during the mess with Ultron, so he sets out for revenge.
He conspired to divide the Avengers using Bucky Barnes and what he had done as the Winter Soldier to Tony’s parents. After achieving his goal, he tried to kill himself, but T’Challa saved him, after realizing that vengeance does not lead anywhere. He is in custody but could get out at any point.
8. Red Skull
Every superhero has their signature enemy, and for Captain America, it has always been the Red Skull, who in the comics managed to expand time so that he could face Steve back in WWII and after he was unfrozen. He was the leader of HYDRA and a super soldier himself.
In other words, the complete opposite of Captain America. In the MCU, after taking the Tesseract to attack the U.S., the powerful cube, which we later learned house the Space Stone, sent him through a portal towards space. We did not hear from him again until ‘Infinity War’.
While the Avengers protect the world from this dimension’s threats, Doctor Strange and the Sanctums have to protect Earth from problems ordinary folks do not know about. One of the biggest villains is Dormammu, the ruler of the Dark Dimension.
In the comics, he has plotted to extend his power to our dimension several times by using others, and we saw it in ‘Doctor Strange’ with Kaecilius and his group, offering them immortality. It also revealed that the Ancient One used power from the Dark Dimension to live longer.
10. The Elders
There are many pantheons in the Marvel universe such as the Norse Gods and the Olympians like Hercules. They also have their own gods called the Elders, the last of their respective race. There are 20 in the comics, but we have seen only three in the MCU.
Ego, the living planet was Peter Quill’s long-lost father, and in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, we met the Grand Master, an Elder that loves watching champions fight each other like gladiators. The Collector is another Elder that likes to gather unique objects.
What did you think of these villains that could potentially come back in the MCU? Which one is your favorite? The Avengers will have to defeat Thanos before any of them can reappear, though. If you liked this article, share it with your friends who always love the heroes’ foes better. See you next time!