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TOP 10 Marvel Cinematic Universe Villains From WORST TO BEST

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Why, aren’t villains badass? Well, not always do heroes impress us. Not to forget, the villains are the one who makes us love our heroes more. And when it comes to MCU, the villains of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have had a long and arduous struggle with actually accomplishing what they set out to do in their respective films. Since 2008’s Iron Man, big bads like Obadiah Stane have tried to thwart each and every one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes into giving up their livelihoods, assets, powers or lives in no particular order. And some have come awfully close to fulfilling those promises, proving that they can sometimes be as cunning and smart, if not more so than their heroic counterparts.

And the story is mostly different for every villain. Baddies like Stane, Whiplash and Aldrich Killian have gone toe-to-toe with Iron Man. Red Skull and his Hydra colleagues have tried to take down Captain America on numerous occasion. Thor has handled everyone from the Destroyer to his own brother, Loki. And the Guardians of the Galaxy have come face-to-face with some high-level cosmic threats. But each villain has their own wit and will among them, some just happen to do a lot better than others. And yeah, we know there’s one particular villain who rises above the rest. But don’t worry, I’ll get there now. I am ranking the villains of the MCU, based on their cunning and intelligence, from weakest to strongest.

TOP 10 Marvel Cinematic Universe Villains From WORST TO BEST

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10- ALDRICH KILLIAN :

ALDRICH KILLIAN

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Aldrich Killian finds himself at the middle of the pack for not his plan, but his execution during the events of Iron Man 3. His villainous origin was sound, in that he was turned down by his greatest idol, Tony Stark, and forever sought his revenge on a man he felt didn’t have enough time for the little people. Killian was a viable threat to everything Tony Stark had built. He went after his home, his suits of armor and the woman he loves, Pepper Potts. And Killian almost beat Stark too, but he talked too much, and his vengeance got the best of him. He deserves a place here.

9- ALEXANDER PIERCE :

ALEXANDER PIERCE

The ALEXANDER PIERCE

Alexander Pierce may be one of the most imposing villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For all intents and purposes, Pierce is one of the modern heads of Hydra, and he just so happens to be the catalyst for Hydra’s reveal that they have been infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. since the beginning. But you have to be pretty smart to do all of this under the nose of Director Nick Fury, someone who basically knows when and why everything is happening. But Fury was caught off-guard, and Pierce’s will to destroy the agency of the world’s foremost peacekeeping force was the biggest undertaking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the time. And we have to give him credit for the fact that he almost got away with it, too.

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8- ARNIM ZOLA :

ARNIM ZOLA

ARNIM ZOLA

Behind the main baddie of the film was a lasting legacy for Hydra, one that started with the post-war recruitment of Arnim Zola to the newly born S.H.I.E.L.D. From there Zola was able to plant his seeds of revenge, sending his own consciousness after death into a series of computers. Oh, and he also built the foundation for Hydra’s infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D., which you’ll remember as the main plot point from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Well, if he ends up like any part of his character from Marvel Comics, then we’re talking about a guy who builds his own dimension and race of people. And that sounds pretty terrifying to us.

7- EBONY MAW :

EBONY MAW

EBONY MAW

Of the members of Thanos’ Black Order in Avengers: Infinity War, Ebony Maw might be the most intellectually powerful. From the moment we see him, this dedicated baddie is the perfect equal to Doctor Strange’s mystic arts. He successfully captures Doctor Strange on one of Thanos’ ringed ships and heads for Titan. He then tortures the good Doctor in an attempt to retrieve the Mind Stone from him, though he is bested by a team-up between Spider-Man, Iron Man and Doctor Strange’s cloak. And while we last see him freezing out in space, we can’t get the image of the gruesome Maw out of our heads. Can you?

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6- HELA :

HELA

HELA

As far as villains of the Marvel Cinematic Universe go, Hela is among the best of them, using her birthright and raw abilities to take back what she believed rightfully hers. She just happened to kill a heck of a lot of people along the way. She also destroyed Mjolnir, effectively taking Thor off the board. And sure, the heroes “win” in the end, but at what cost? With Surtur unleashing his Ragnarok on Asgard, Hela’s ultimate goal was accomplished, even if that meant another eternal slumber for herself.

5- RED SKULL :

RED SKULL

RED SKULL

One of the earliest villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Red Skull was a master of manipulating parts to get exactly what he wanted. During World War II, he co-opted the Nazis rise to power as a means for developing Hydra’s military, science, and technology divisions. And while his plan does ultimately fail, he robs the Earth of one of its strongest peacekeepers, Captain America, someone who quite literally could have changed the face of the war on Earth had he not been taken off the board for 70 years. The guy is textbook evil, but as far as intelligence goes, he’s up there with the smartest of them.

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4- ULTRON :

ULTRON

ULTRON

His impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe is up there with the greatest of rogues that we’ve seen so far. He’s a rogue AI built from the Mind Stone, Tony Stark, and Bruce Banner’s expansive minds. Throughout the Age of Ultron, we get glimpses of Ultron’s intellect, he kills a bonafide Avengers and sends cracks rippling through the rest of them. He’s the reason why the disassembled Avengers struggle during Avengers: Infinity War. And for that, we have to call him one of the smartest and intentional villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper.

3- KILLMONGER :

KILLMONGER

KILLMONGER

In terms of raw ability, Killmonger may be the strongest, the grounded villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His motives were sincere and earned, and while they were misguided, he got the better of T’Challa and bested him in physical combat. Killmonger knew the right people to surround himself with to get what he wanted, and he followed that through until the very end. I think he’ll go down as one of the most-developed villains in all of the Marvel Studios films.

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2- LOKI :

LOKI

Avengers LOKI

 Loki is the MCU’s most famous bad guy. He made his debut in Thor and became an instant hit. Once he’s beaten by Thor, it doesn’t take long for us to find out that he has an even bigger plan in the works. He reappears in The Avengers with plans to take over the world. He steals the Tesseract to open a door and let in the Chitauri. We also learn he’s working for Thanos, which means he has very powerful connections. Loki seemed to redeem himself in Thor: Ragnarok, but he’s a trickster, so we can never really be certain of anything.

1- THANOS :

THANOS

THANOS

The purple big bad has been behind many of the major villainous moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was the one who sent Loki to Earth with what was then known as just a scepter, but really it hid the Mind Stone. That led to the Battle of New York, and the Mind Stone’s place on Earth then led to the creation of Ultron. Avengers: Infinity War finds Thanos in the endgame of his plan to wipe out half of the organic universe. He quickly obtains each and every Infinity Stone. He thought out each and every outcome and put every piece in the right place, all to reach an end goal that he’s been looking toward since he was trying to save his home planet. And guess what? He succeeded.

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TOP PS4 Games of 2018 you just can’t miss!

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TOP PS4 Games of 2018 you just can’t miss!

Since the E3 gaming event this July, the gamers were waiting for the hot new titles to add to their PS4 collections. And now that each of the most-awaited games is out for the consoles, there’s a lot of complication-because most of the new releases are the best so far in 2018. Still, some are so good that they have an upper edge over their counterparts.

A lot of new versions or reboots of existing franchises have also impressed every gaming analyst, critic and online reviewing portal. But the ones we thought have an upper hand, are really loaded with quality gaming experience, character developments, emotional quotients and what not!

Here are the TOP PS4 games of 2018 you just can’t miss!

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Developed by Eidos Montreal, in a collaboration with Crystal Dynamics, and published by Square Enix, the rebooted trilogy’s finale to Lara Croft’s journey is a joyride for those who are in love with the #1 female gaming icon. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the perfect ending to a story which started in 2013 when a new life was infused into the character and it was a phenomenon that made Lara more than being just a sex symbol, as far as her ‘old and desirable looks’ are concerned.

And this last entry into the now popular gaming series is the best tribute to a fantastic adventurous protagonist. The experience of the gaming atmosphere this game gives you is amazing where you can really see and discover the natural forests, wildlife and culture, playing as Lara.

Release Date: Already released on September 14th 2018.

Red Dead Redemption 2

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Yes, this game is yet to arrive but it’s the highly awaited one. The series has fascinated the gamers in every way possible, especially the characters’ journey. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a western-themed action/adventure, being developed and published by Rockstar Games (also known for Max Payne series).

The game is a prequel to the original game and overall the third installment in its trilogy.

The early impressions have been remarkable where it’s improvised gameplay has been praised a lot. Some new modes and features have also been added this time to provide you a real interaction with the characters, surroundings, and their localities.

Release Date: October 26th, 2018.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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This is one gaming series which never ceases to woo us. Be it any version, but the levels and missions seem to be getting more intriguing one after the other. And Assassin’s Creed Odyssey just takes it all on a whole new level of detailing and picturesque settings-along with some exceptional gameplay.

This time you also get an option (very much needed) to play either as a male (Alexios) or female (Kassandra). And the way the characters are portrayed combining facial expressions and voices, is commendable. You see it everywhere throughout the gameplay. In-between cinematic sequences also prove to be great in this one.

A must have for the die-hard Assassin’s Creed fans. AC: Odyssey is developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft.

Release Date: Already released on October 5th 2018.

Marvel’s Spider-Man

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By far the best entry in the Spider-Man gaming universe. And every gaming critic and online reviewing portal seems to love Marvel’s new Spider-Man, who is also a lot of Peter Parker! Yes, for the first time the gamers have got the chance of really connecting with their beloved childhood superhero in a never-seen-before, fresh take.

Along with the brilliant gameplay, you want to connect with Parker in an emotional way too-now that’s the highest praise, that a game can get, right?

And that ending! Everyone’s talking about that final ending; not a single gamer who’s completed the game can stop crying. You want to know why? Just grab the game copy now and you’ll know it. It just rattles you so much that you even forget for a while that you are a gamer-the music/soundtrack also plays a part here.

The game is developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Release Date: Already Released on September 7th 2018.

God of War

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The sequel to 2010’s GOW III, and eighth entry in the series overall, the new God of War can be described in just one word as being awesome. It hasn’t got anything that goes against it. That means the game story, character building, gameplay, fantastic action quality and all that it offers.

As far as the story setting is concerned, where it’s predecessors were loosely based on Greek mythology, the latest GOW is based on Norse mythology (don’t think too much; you won’t be seeing Thor here).

Kratos is a popular and beloved protagonist in this franchise and the fans of him will love him even more, along with his son, Atreus. Together they go on a journey to fulfill a promise of Kratos’s second wife (and mother of Atreus), of spreading her ashes at the highest peak of the nine realms. In this journey, they must overcome every monster and gods of the Norse world.

The game is developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Release Date: Already released on April 20th 2018.

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WATCH: Glass Official Trailer #2 has arrived

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M.Night Shyamalan’s Glass is the third installment in his long, expanded trilogy. The first movie in the series was Unbreakable (2000), then Split (2016) and now comes Glass, which will be releasing next year. And just a few hours ago, Universal Pictures, its distributing studio, has released the second official trailer for the movie.

The main characters from the series will be reprising their roles again. James McAvoy as Kevin, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah and Bruce Willis as David, will be back. The film also stars Anya Taylor-Joy (returning back as Casey, from Split) and Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie.

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Since Glass is a crossover film between Unbreakable and Split, the new trailer gives many new details to the fans of the trilogy, which is more specifically also known as the ‘eastrail 177 trilogies’. The new trailer also hints towards a big death toll too. James McAvoy and Samuel L. Jackson will be the super-antagonists against the superhero, that is, Bruce Willis’s character from the first part.

Before Glass, both Unbreakable and Split were mostly received positively by critics who were impressed by their mind-blowing narratives and twists in the psychological horror storyline. Not only this, both the previous installments have been great box-office successes. Where Unbreakable earned about $248 million, it’s follow up, Split grossed around $278 million, worldwide.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and distributed by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, Glass will be releasing on January 18th, 2019. Watch the trailer now for more details and revealing of the plot.

M. Night Shyamalan is known for his fantastic narrative twists and suspense and horror in his movies, like The Visit (2015), The Sixth Sense (2001) or Signs (2002).

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Yes! James Gunn is now writing the script for DC’s Suicide Squad 2

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Yes! James Gunn is now writing the script for DC’s Suicide Squad 2

Putting a stop on the rumor train, it’s now been officially confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, will helm DC’s Suicide Squad 2 movie. Yes, you heard that right. Warner Bros has just recently confirmed that the director has now started writing the story for their film.

After being fired by Disney from Marvel Studios, he was approached by its rival, DC, and since then there were strong predictions that he might end up joining the ‘Worlds of DC’ for its new film. And as expected, it’s happening now.

According to BBC’s Newsbeat, the sources close to this matter told that the director ‘has an eye’ to direct the sequel to 2016’s super villain team-up flick. The first Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, was a disappointment with the critics, gaining poor reviews but was a very commercially hit film with the audiences. It grossed around $746 million worldwide.

But an even more surprising thing is that Dave Bautista, the actor who plays Drax in the GOTG movies, has also offered to join Gunn on his new DC project. Bautista asked Marvel earlier in August, to release him if they didn’t use the script written by James Gunn for Guardians of Galaxy 3.’

Dave Bautista has always been in support of the director and after he was fired, he along with the rest of the cast of the Guardians of Galaxy, namely Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel, had signed an open letter in support of James Gunn, to force Disney to bring him back. But the move didn’t go as well as expected.

James Gunn had tweeted posts mocking pedophilia and rape, back in 2009, but had apologized for them in 2012 itself. But lately, this year in July, a right-wing online website Daily Caller published them and brought those tweets in limelight on social media, after which Disney, which is a family-friendly entertainment company, fired him spontaneously.

But now that James Gunn has actually joined DC, it will be highly interesting to see whether he is able to pull off Suicide Squad 2 in a great manner or not. He made Guardians the most popular superhero characters among the fans in Marvel, so DC’s expectations will be high too.

Fans of the GOTG and James Gunn had also filed a petition, previously to Disney, to bring the director back. But that too didn’t happen.

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