The Avengers set a high bar for future sequels and superhero movies in general. Loki leading an army into the heart of New York City made for a pretty epic battle and will be hard to top. I’d like to take a look at three possible villains that The Avengers could face off against in the sequel, all of which would make for a very different movie than the first one. I’m excluding a certain villain cameo from the credits of the original movie to avoid spoilers.
Another option would be to have Atlantic destroyed and Namor looking for vengeance. He could face off with the Avengers, before they realize they have a common villain and team up against the bigger thread. This could establish Namor firmly as an antihero without making him out to be a full-blown villain. What better way to launch a new solo movie series?
But who would have the power to destroy Atlantis and set Namor on a path against The Avengers? How about the Masters of Evil? With The Avengers we have a team of the most powerful heroes of the Marvel Universe, why not have them face off against a team that is just as powerful or even more powerful than they are? There have been a lot of versions of the evil team, and that makes it very flexible to put together the perfect team to face the movie version of the heroes. Marvel’s recent animated series, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightest Heroes, had a team put together by Loki that included Thor villains Enchantress and Executioner, Captain America villain Baron Heinrich Zemo, Ironman foe Crimson Dynamo and Hulk baddie the Abomination.
|The Masters Of Evil|
Okay, so both Namor and the Master of Evil would both make for a very Earth bound movie, while of course the villain introduced in the credits of The Avengers would be the perfect villain for a space based movie. But there are other options for something between the two extremes, enter the time traveling Kang the Conqueror! Introduced in 1964, the character has a long history with the team and unlike a lot of other villains; he is someone that is strong and smart enough to take on the team by himself. If they decide to make Kang more of a tragic king, then I think he could work very well and be a total contrast with Loki. With his empire dying in the future, Kang makes the decision to go back in time and take over the Earth. The Avengers must fend off the attack knowing very well that they are fighting an army that is the very future of their species. Unlike Loki who wanted to take over Earth due to his vanity, Kang is fighting for the survival of his people. A fight that might be moot if he destroys the past.