I can see all the marvel fans jumping and hopping in excitement because of how amazing this article is going to be. Don’t worry pals, we got you! We all love Marvel superheroes and how attractive they all look, but it is really a shocker to see these supervillains played by very popular actors that not only did a magnificent job at their role but also wowed everyone with their charisma. Some of these villains were hiding in plain sight, while we all just glorified their beauty, which hid the darkest secret. Today we are going to uncover 19 Marvel supervillains who will not only surprise you but also push you to watch the movies once again.
Marvel universe is truly one of the most magical comics created and turning it into live-action by doing such a commendable job is worth a standing ovation. What makes Marvel movies so distinct and unique is not only the amazing direction, storyline and cinematography but also the characters that are played to be perfected by these talented actors. They not only make you fall in love with them but also clench your hearts when their truth is unravelled. This is what makes these movies gain millions of fans!
Let’s look at the 19 actors who absolutely killed their roles!
Spider-main Man’s adversary, Mysterio, is regarded as one of his most dangerous foes. The circular glass helmet that Mysterio wears is one of the most iconic features of his look. Jake Gyllenhaal will portray the villain in the film, and based on the trailer, he will not be wearing the helmet. Aside from the scene amid the green smoke where he fights Hydro-Man.
Ryan Reynolds – Juggernaut
Handful people recognize that Ryan Reynolds did not just portray Deadpool, but also the major villain Juggernaut, who debuted in the second series of the Deadpool trilogy. The giant was created on a computer, but Ryan Reynolds is the one who mimicked and did the moves.
Hannah John-Kamen – Ghost
Hannah John-Kamen, a British actress, played the Ghost, Ant-Man, and Wasp’s main adversary in the previous film. Following this film, Hannah appeared to be a highly competent actor.
Jeff Bridges – Iron Monger
Obadiah Stane is the actual name of this supervillain, and he originally appeared in Iron Man. He was also the one who arranged for Tony Stark’s kidnapping and subsequently attempted to kill Pepper Potts, as you may recall. Iron Monger was played by Jeff Bridges. You’re certainly familiar with this actor from a number of films, particularly his major role in The Big Lebowski.
Rebecca Romijn – Mystique
The first three X-Men films featured this morphing woman-mutant with yellow eyes and blue skin. Rebecca Romijn, an American actress, and model played the role. By the way, the actress had to be entirely naked with small bits of fabric in the most intimate parts during the filming. Because Rebecca’s make-up was extremely intricate, it took 8-9 hours to complete. X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse all featured Mystique. Jennifer Lawrence, on the other hand, played the supervillain this time.
Michael B. Jordan – Erik Killmonger
Erik Killmonger, a supervillain, was first featured in the Marvel Universe in Black Panther. Michael B. Jordan played Killmonger, and with the films Creed and Creed II, he became a huge star. By the way, Business Insider ranked Erik Killmonger, Black Panther’s major enemy, the top villain in the Marvel Universe in 2018.
Cate Blanchett – Hela
Cate Blanchett portrayed the vicious evil Hela in Thor: Ragnarok. The makeover was so dramatic that nearly no one could tell she was using makeup.
Jeff Goldblum – Grandmaster
In Thor: Ragnarok, versatile actor Jeff Goldblum played Grandmaster. You may recall him from the Jurassic Park franchise.
Carrie Coon – Proxima Midnight
In the film Avengers: Infinity War, Proxima initially debuted in the Marvel Universe. She was assisting Thanos in his search for the Infinity Stones. Carrie Coon, an American actress, portrayed the character of the supervillain. Prior to that, she worked in theatre and had roles in Leftovers and Fargo’s third season. The producers didn’t incorporate cosmetics to create her look, instead opting for motion capture technology.
Djimon Hounsou – Korath
In Guardians of the Galaxy, Korath, Ronan the Accuser’s apprentice makes his debut appearance. Djimon Hounsou, an American actor and model from Benin, portrays him. Do you recall him from Leonardo Di Caprio’s film Blood Diamond as Solomon Vandy? Hounsou was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in that film. In addition, the actor recently starred as Horath in the film Captain Marvel.
Tom Vaughan – Lawlor-Ebony Maw
In Avengers: Infinity War, one of Thanos’ children, Ebony Maw, assists Thanos in his search for the Infinity Stones. Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, an Irish actor, plays the part of Ebony. The artists didn’t use makeup to change his appearance, and the nose, his grey wrinkled face, and his white hair were added post=production.
Christopher Eccleston – Malekith the Accursed
Thor: The Dark World introduced us to this supervillain with superhuman intelligence, strength, stamina, and agility. He was going to restore the Universe to its original state, in case you forgot. Christopher Eccleston, an English theatre, film, and television actor, played Malekith. In the television series Doctor Who, he played the 9th doctor in 2005.
Adewale Akinnuoye – Agbaje, Algrim the Strong
As a devoted devotee of Malekith the Accursed, Algrim the Strong initially debuted in Thor: The Dark World. He eventually becomes the Dark Elves’ last soldier. British actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje portrayed this villain. He was in The Mummy Returns, The Bourne Identity, and Suicide Squad, among other films.
Benedict Cumberbatch – Dormammu
Among the most powerful wizards in the Marvel Universe is this character, who is composed entirely of magical energy. He first appeared on the screen in Doctor Strange as Doctor Strange’s biggest opponent. He was voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, who also played Steven Strange. The artists used motion capture and blended Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice with that of another British actor to create this supervillain.
Mads Mikkelsen – Kaecilius
Mads Mikkelsen, a Danish actor, played Kaecilius, the major villain of Doctor Strange, who battled Benedict Cumberbatch’s character. By the way, Mads Mikkelsen earned an award for Best Actor in a Film at the 65th Cannes Film Festival for his role in Thomas Vinterberg’s Jagten.
Julian McMahon, Toby Kebbell-Doctor Doom
Victor von Doom, also known as Doctor Doom, is arguably one of Marvel’s greatest villains. He is the Fantastic Four’s worst foe. Julian McMahon plays him in the 2005 film. Toby Kebbell plays him in the 2015 Fantastic Four film.
Tim Roth – The Abomination
Hulk’s most well-known adversary is the Abomination. He first appeared in the movies in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. He’s the show’s main nemesis. The character was played by British actor Tim Roth. You may recognize him from Quentin Tarantino’s films, as well as Lie to Me and The Legend of 1900.
Frank Grillo – Crossbones
Frank Grillo, an American actor, portrays Crossbones in Captain America: Civil War, its sequel, and the final Avengers film.
It is hard not to like a Marvel feature because the talented actors perform their roles to absolute perfection. These are not only the widely popular series but an individual of any age is well aware of all the characters and their superpowers, this not only makes it amazing but also worth watching. Everyone can discuss the movies and the comics with shared excitement and enthusiasm. Especially when you find out the real story and reason for them to be casted, it just amplifies the interest and the attachment you might feel to a movie. When it comes to Marvel, they really do a spot-on job at casting the perfect people for the perfect roles, especially when to emulate the difficult scenes, however cruel they may be.
I hope you loved these actors who became villains and did a splendid job, we all applaud you!