Top 5 Villains Who Make A Splash In The MCU And Top 5 Who Fall Short

Until now, the MCU has been a super-sized success, both financially and critically. It owns the highest-grossing superhero movies of all time with its superheroes becoming more and more popular all over the world. Everyone has heard the name of an MCU superhero at least once, right?
Besides, we can't deny the enormous efforts of other characters, especially the villains. They not only work really well in highlighting the stories of the heroes but also leave every viewer with a vivid impression. Their performances are highly appreciated as they elevate the entire movie.
On the contrary, there are also several villains, whose performances fall well short, dooming the villain to obscurity.
Now is the perfect time to shine the spotlight on the best villains and the actors who portray them.

#1 Nailed their role: Tom Hiddleston's Loki is amazing

Introduced as a villain in the MCU, Loki might be the rare case of the entire universe. The character has grown so much. That growth combined with Hiddleston's wonderful performance has made Loki into one of the most popular MCU characters.

#2 Fell short: Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian is the least memorable part of Iron Man 3

Although being a good actor, in Iron-Man 3, Aldrich Killian's performance seems not really good.
With the usually-seen plot that Aldrich shared a grudge for Tony, the character of Guy Pearce didn't give a special impression. Instead of trying to make the character way more memorable, he played it exactly as it was on the page and there was nothing special there, to begin with.

#3 Nailed their role: Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger stole the show

To be honest, in the Black Panther, the late main character seemed to be overshadowed by Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger. It's rare for an MCU villain to be better than the hero but Jordan was able to pull it off.
He was so good that his death made many regrets for both MCU fans and his fans.

#4 Fell short: Christopher Eccleston's performance as Malekith didn't do the character any justice

Eccleston is usually a wonderful actor but his role here fell far short. He could be considered as a reason why Thor: The Dark World wasn't a good movie. His character was actually forgettable.

#5 Fell short: Lee Pace's Ronan The Accuser couldn't compete with how great everyone else in Guardians Of The Galaxy was

Lee Pace's acting skills don't matter. In fact, in the movie with a lot of great characters with huge personalities, Ronan, his one-note character couldn't give this actor much time to do and show anything memorable. It was easy to see just how lackluster Pace's role was.

#6 Nailed their role: Josh Brolin's Thanos is an icon

Thanos is definitely a key in Avengers: Infinity War. Even though he didn't appear too much, his character's name actually has been recalled many times later. Thanos became a fan favorite overnight and so much of that was because of Brolin's performance.

#7 Nailed their role: Michael Keaton's Vulture has the same attraction as Tom Holland's Spider-Man

Keaton's Vulture is described as a working man trying to earn more money for his family and his workers. Keaton actually presented this aspect of this character very vividly while he still looked very dangerous.

#8 Fell short: James Spader basically just played James Spader when he played Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron was said to be one of the worst movies in the MCU. The problem is that Spader played the character like he plays every other character.

#9 Fell short: Corey Stoll's Yellowjacket wasn't comparable to Ant-Man's other character

Sometimes, a good performance can overcome weak writing, but Stoll just wasn't up to the challenge. His Yellowjacket never really seemed like anything but a stereotypical bad guy and wasn't at all memorable. He was overshadowed, the character was underwritten, and both of these factors doomed him.

#10 Nailed their role: Daniel Bruhl's Zemo is a charming, magnetic villain

Civil War was depicted as the conflict among Avengers, I think there could be no villain. However, Zemo's appearance is obviously brilliant. All is thanks to Bruhl's wonderful performance.
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