10 Marvel villains who deserve their own MCU movie

We love to hate them, but we'd love to see them. Let's talk about 10 Marvel villains who need an origin movie.

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy..Thanos (voiced by Josh Brolin)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel 2014
Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy..Thanos (voiced by Josh Brolin)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel 2014 /
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Oh, Marvel villains. Where would our spandex-clad heroes be without them? Probably just chilling, honestly, which would make for some pretty boring comics and movies.

Marvel's baddies are the unsung heroes of villainy, perfecting the art of being delightfully detestable and setting the gold standard for what it means to be a bad guy. Take Loki, the God of Mischief. This guy turned backstabbing into an art form, literally. He's like that one friend who borrows your favorite shirt and then shows up wearing it at a party before you've even had the chance. But, oh, we love him for it. Loki's charm and wit have redefined what it means to root for the villain, showing that sometimes being bad doesn't mean you can't be utterly captivating.

Then there's Magneto, the master of magnetism - literally and figuratively. He's not just throwing cars around because he can (although let's be honest, that's pretty cool) - he's got layers. Magneto's backstory, filled with tragedy and a fight for mutant rights, adds such a depth to his villainy that's as magnetic as his powers. He's the embodiment of the idea that every villain is the hero of their own story. Through characters like him, Marvel has taught us that villains can fight for something meaningful, albeit in ways that are often destructive and, well, villainous. Magneto's complexity has paved the way for villains who are as emotionally engaging as they are powerful, making us question the line between right and wrong.

And how could we forget about Thanos, the big, purple, universe-balancing enthusiast? Thanos took the whole "villain" concept and snapped it (heh) into a whole new dimension. His plan to wipe out half of all life in the universe to save it from overpopulation was, to put it mildly, a bit of an overreaction. But it's his conviction and the philosophical underpinnings of his mission that makes him so fascinating. Thanos showed us that a villain can have a plan that's not just about ruling the world but about enacting a twisted vision of mercy. Through him, Marvel has explored themes of power, responsibility, and the dangers of believing that the ends justify the means, elevating the narrative possibilities for villains beyond mere world domination to cosmic-scale ethical dilemmas.

Marvel has some iconic villains, some of which have seen the light of day in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies as the main villains of superhero movies. Other iconic villains have yet to bless our screens, which raises the question - which Marvel villains should get their own MCU movies?

Let's look at 10 of them, shall we?