I'm hoping Marvel slowly teases the Thunderbolts, with Secretary Ross creating this covert ops team with Zemo as the leader (and Vulture makes the team) because he's not going to let Tony Stark do what he does.
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In retrospect, Iron Monger's plan was stupid. He himself called Tony the "goose that lays the golden eggs", and his plan was to strangle the goose, declare himself CEO/President/whatever and then what? Stark Industries likely would have stagnated and lost it's market dominance once Stane realized he and his best engineers were nowhere close to Stark in a cave with a box of scraps. Even after he realized that he still tried to kill Tony.
Red Skull, most underrated MCU villian imo. Checked all of the boxes plus a great performance by Hugo Weaving.
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Yah, again I agree Red Skull as I said is great; and no one gives him credit.
As far as Obadiah, sure his plan wasn't the best, but he oozed charisma and was fantastically played by Jeff Bridges. Critics raved about him when the film was released and because so many people like to mindlessly parrot that the MCU has no good villains, they ignore him conveniently.
As I said, the MCU absolutely has some stinkers, but they've got some great villains too. Honestly, the biggest problem I have with MCU villains is that they almost always get killed after just one movie....not enough time to set them up properly.
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A Thunderbolts movie would be cool but I just looked through the villains list and I'm reminded just how many bad guys die in these movies. All I can figure would fit would be Zemo + Vulture, someone from an upcoming movie and then maybe you can bullshit IM3 and Dr. Stranges bad guys back. Have Songbird be the protag and introduce her in this film.
Deadpool and/or Punisher as a pipedreams.
Honestly though I'm really down for one of the after credits scenes in an upcoming movie being Ross coming into the bad guys cell and saying "I'm here to talk to you about the Thunderbolts initiative."
Last edited by Nephthys on Nov 21st, 2017 at 06:35 PM