All the Marvel Big Bads, Ranked By Badness

Black Panther Trailer

This past weekend saw the release of Marvel’s Black Panther and the debut of Michael B. Jordan’s striking new villain. So you know what that means: it’s time to update our Marvel villain ranking.

If you’re still reading, there are two things to keep in mind regarding this particularly ranking of Marvel’s bad guys. One, I’m judging them all based on Personality and Plan Points. How magnetic are they? How stupid is their plan for world domination (or whatever else they’re seeking)?

Two, Thanos isn’t on it because he doesn’t count. He’s not a villain; he’s a Postmates customer with the munchies. I’m sure we’re all looking forward to Infinity War, when he can legitimately join this list.

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The Best Superhero Movies You Can Stream Right Now

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There’s never been anything quite like Black Panther before. The latest Marvel movie is one of the first major comic book adaptations with a black lead, and it’s already poised to be one of the franchise’s most successful entries, having sold more advance tickets than any other film in Marvel history. And as Candice Frederick put so eloquently in a piece for /Film, Black Panther is “specifically a black movie that celebrates the strength and beauty of black womanhood in an era in which both get tossed aside.” It may be one-of-a-kind for now, but it will surely usher in a new wave of superhero films that celebrate other races and cultures, and ones that emphasize the power and strength of women.

So yes, Black Panther is a singular film, one that comes at an interesting time in the surge of high-grossing – and occasionally prestigious – superhero flicks. If you’re looking to wade through the waters of what came before, there are a surprising number of excellent-quality superhero flicks currently available on major streaming services. Here are some you can mull over while you wait for your Black Panther screening this weekend.

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sony marvel deal

From the “We’ve made a huge mistake” department comes word that Sony came very close to owning the Marvel characters of the MCU for a rock-bottom price, only to turn the deal down. Back when Marvel was first starting to branch out into movies, they offered Sony an opportunity to snap up the rights to Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, Black Panther and more for $25 million.

Sony’s reply? “Thanks, but no thanks.” Whoops.

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Avengers Infinity War LEGO Sets

As we get closer to the release of Avengers: Infinity War in May, more and more details about the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel will come to light. Thanks to the extensive merchandise coming to shelves in the months leading up to the release of the film, these kind of revelations are unavoidable, but we’ll do our best to keep any major spoilers hidden for those who don’t want to be spoiled.

The official Avengers Infinity War LEGO sets have been revealed, and many of them highlight key actions sequels from the Marvel sequel. In fact, a few of them may spoil a few surprises in store for the movie. So if you don’t want to possibly ruin some key moments in Avengers: Infinity War, you may not want to read any further. You’ve been warned! Read More »

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Want to know more about the royal family of Wakanda from Black Panther? Who are fans campaigning to get the role of Nightwing in the developing movie? What comic book movie would Annhilation director Alex Garland like to make? How many scars did Michael B. Jordan have placed on him for his role in Black Panther? Will Doom Patrol be featured in the live-action Titans series? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Marvel Almost Made a ‘War Machine’ Movie

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We might have seen Marvel’s first solo black superhero movie long before Black Panther.

A pitch for a War Machine solo movie starring Don Cheadle was nearly greenlit by Marvel. The project got as far as Marvel hiring the writer who pitched the idea, screenwriter Joe Robert Cole (who would later co-write Black Panther), but the project stalled as Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 script started coming together.

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When will Wonder Woman be available to watch on HBO? How does Joel Kinnaman feel about the tattoo Will Smith gave him on the set of Suicide Squad? Will Evangeline Lilly have a role in Avengers 4? Did you know there’s a Groundhog Day Easter egg in Doctor Strange? Which superhero movie of 2017 is now one of the best-selling Blu-rays of all time? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Which Avenger Survives Infinity War

What version of the Iron Man suit are we at now? Mark 1,893? Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark is an eternal tinkerer, and it’s resulted in him creating 46 separate versions of the advanced armor that first helped him to bust out of a cave in Afghanistan.

The newest version will debut in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, but Marvel has been keeping a tight lid on the official reveal of the suit — perhaps waiting until the new Avengers toys hit shelves. But that hasn’t stopped the suit from leaking out to the presses, and this time it’s not because of a hastily taken set photo or concept art. The new Iron Man Infinity War armor has been revealed in a Disneyland Paris commercial..

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Teen Titans Go to the Movies

When can you catch the first trailer for Teen Titans Go! To the Movies? Could Avengers 4 be an adaptation of the Marvel Comics storyline Secret Wars? Could X-Men becoming part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe end up be more of a problem than people think? Why is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor bored with the MCU? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Superman vs The Hulk

Which Gotham villain is becoming a recurring guest star later this season? Which of David Ayer‘s movie convinced Margot Robbie to join Suicide Squad? What does Jon Bernthal think of alt-right supporters donning The Punisher logo? Does Logan tell Luke Skywalker’s story better than Star Wars: The Last Jedi? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »