All superheroes we ever loved had always had supervillains that made us love them.
The villains are usually characters that will stop at nothing to ensure that that they defeat the hero. There is a need to have someone that will oppose the hero to have a pretty interesting story. There have been a lot of villains from Marvel and DC Comics that have made it to the movies who have been good and bad. Some however stood out because they appeared better in the movies than they did in the comic books perhaps because the actors who portrayed the villainous roles acted so well that their characters were loved and hated in equal proportions.
Loki (Tom Hiddleston)
Loki comes from the Marvel Comics and brought a lot of life to the movies. Tom Hiddleston was able to capture the complexities of the Loki character and deliver a splendid performance in the movies that everyone loves to remember. As Loki, Tom Hiddleston was able to transform a diabolical villain into an admirable foe that the audience can’t help to root for at times.
Hiddleston was able to develop a good following when he had his debut as Loki- the God of Mischief in the movie Thor which was released in 2011. As a matter of fact, a lot of people adore his portrayal of the villainous character than that of the hero, Thor, which was portrayed by Chris Hemsworth with some fans even calling for Loki to have a separate movie of his own from the Thor and Avengers movie. This however seems very unlikely to happen but that doesn’t in any way diminish the character of Loki or the excellent performance delivered by Hiddleston.
Joker (Heath Ledger)
Heath Ledger posthumously won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2009 for his performance as the Joker which is adjudged as one of the best in a movie that was taken from a comic book. Heath Ledger not only captured the deranged and calculating personality of the Joker, but also brought a funny and lovable note to the character. A lot of people remember Heath Ledger’s Joker primarily from the Dark Knight trilogy which coincidentally also happens to be one of the greatest trilogies ever.
Heath Ledger’s reincarnation from the comic books to the movies makes him less of a trickster and more of someone who wants to bring anarchy to the world. This makes him one unforgettable character.
Magneto (Ian McKellen)
Magneto is a different villain for a number of reasons. He possesses impressive and extraordinary abilities that help him to be able to cope with the multifaceted character in the X-Men comics. Magneto has been an occasional superhero and a supervillain who has fought both alongside and against the X-Men more times than we can remember. One thing that he stands for however is his love and commitment to the rights of mutants.
Ian McKellen aptly captures the complexity of this mutant character in the Bryan Singer’s X-Men films. Magneto is a lovable character in the movies which can perhaps be attributed to Ian McKellen’s portrayal of the character. Magneti is one character you want to love as much as you love Professor Xavier. McKellen’s portrayal of Magneto gives much life to the character than the comic books do.
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Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina)
Otto Octavius also known as Doctor Octopus is one of the greatest villains to spar against Spiderman. It could be because his character has a number of cliches which makes him an outstanding villain. The obsession of Doctor Octopus is to destroy Spider-Man with his crazy scientific skills. Alfred Molina’s portrayal of the tentacled supervillain gives Doctor Octopus’s character something viewers can understand and relate with. Inasmuch as Doctor Octopus can be a sadistic villain, he also comes off as someone who simply fell on to the negative parts of life.
Red Skull (Hugo Weaving)
An agent of Hydra and Nazi Germany, Red Skull also known as Johann Schmidt is Marvel’s villainous character that tackles Captain America. Red Skull was obsessed with perfecting the superhuman formula and will stop at nothing to achieve his aims. Hugo Weaving’s portrayal of the character is one of the most recognizable because it accurately portrays Red skull’s demeanor, accent and overall character. The dedication of Hugo Weaving in giving the character its best is not only admirable but something fans of the Marvel Comics look up to. His role is made even more unique because of his ability to make his character repulsive to people.