There have been great villains seen on the small and big screen and there are more to come. Some of my personal favorites are Joker, Red Skull, and Deathstroke just to name a few. Why stop with what we have now? I want to see more villains that our heroes have to go toe to toe with. Some villains have made it on a cartoon show but I want to see them portrayed by an actor or actress. I know that we have already been told that we are getting new villains like Black Atom and Apocalypse but I have some others that I would like to see as well. Here are just a few of some of my favorite villains that I want to see outside of cartoons.
With the possibility of a solo Aquaman movie in the near future Black Manta would be a good candidate to be the main antagonist. I know that Black Manta was in Smallville but I think he needs to be in something bigger. Black Manta is one of Aquaman greatest foes. He is responsible for the death of Aquaman's son, Arthur Curry Jr. This could be the focus of an Aquaman movie if they wanted to go with a more personal story. I like Black Manta because in certain versions of his origin he blames Aquaman for not helping him in certain situations. He also has a sweet outfit that has cool features. His helmet has a blaster/lazer that he uses frequently when he meets up with the king of Atlantis. Black Manta is also the father of Aqualad who fights alongside Aquaman and other members of the Justice League.
Harley Quinn is probably one of everybody's favorite female villain. She is almost as crazy as the Joker and is willing to do anything for him. Harley was originally a psychiatrist who worked at Arkham Asylum and was analyzing the behavior of those held there. She eventually falls for the Joker while studying him and goes insane in the process and ditches her lab coat for a jester outfit. She is the only successful character to not have been created in the comics. That alone makes her awesome. I know that she was teased in Arrow when Amanda Waller was assembling her Suicide Squad. You could here her joking with Waller about going with them on their mission. Harley is just a cool character in general with her random actions and her determination to Mr. J that makes her wacky.
Lobo is an alien bounty hunter and the last of his kind thanks to him. Lobo released a plague of flying scorpions on his home world for fun. When he meets Superman in the comics he tells him that he is the last of his kind because he fragged his home planet. Lobo is a free spirited and violent being that does what he wants. He refers to himself as "The Main Man" if that tells you anything about his ego. Lobo can be best compared to Deadpool but with more muscle. Lobo has made appearances in Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice showing of different sides of him. If the Man of Steel gets a sequel I think Lobo would be a good antagonist even if he isn't the main threat.
Cyrus Gold was a criminal in the late 19th century and got in to deep on a job and is murdered by his new acquaintances and is thrown into Slaughter Swamp. After being left in the swamp for fifty years a huge grumbly figure rises from the swamp and makes his way towards civilization. Gold, who now takes up the name Solomon Grundy, continues his life as a criminal but he does this even though he has no memories of how he came to be or even before he was killed. Grundy has many encounters with the Justice League, mostly Green Lantern, and he has made himself popular with supervillains all around. He has made appearances in the annimated series Justice League and he even made it into the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us. I like the character because of how he is the stereotypical guy with no brains but lots of braun. He would be a great villain to see in the predicted Flash and Green Lantern team up movie.
Mysterio is one of Spiderman's greatest foes and is one of the founding members of the Sinister Six. Beck was originally a stunt man in hollywood and was pretty good at what he did. Although he wasn't happy with the little attention he was getting he decided to take his knowledge of illusions and theatrics he decided to go after the most popular person around; Spiderman. He decided to copy Spiderman's costumer and abilities, all except for his spider-sense, and make him look like a thief by robbing banks and then he would defeat the wall crawler and become the new hero. Tricked by Spiderman he was beaten and was sent off to jail but was released later on and plotted revenge on Spiderman. With a Sinister Six movie in production Mysterio should have his time in the spot light.
Gorilla Grodd is an intelligent telepathic with the ability to control the minds of other people. Grodd is a popular villain of the Flash and is a huge pain in the but for the rest of the Justice League. Grodd was once an average ape until one day when a spaceship crashed into his home in Africa. He is not the only one who is given this new inteligence and he and the surrounding apes build a new home for them to live in. They name their new home Gorilla City and live in peace until Grodd decides to take over their home and eventually the world. He has made alliances with Lex Luthor and Vandal Savage to defeat the Justice League. Grodd would be another good candidate to have in the Flash and Green Lantern movie.
If you haven't seen the animated movie Justice League War you are missing out on some good Darkseid action. Darkseid is the ruler of a planet called Apocalypse and his life goal to find the Anti-Life Equation which leads him to Earth and he comes face to face with the Justice League. With a Justice League movie in the works now Darkseid would be the perfect villain to have in the movie. He is one of Superman's greatest foes and he will stop at nothing to get the Anti-Life Equation. If he is chosen to be in the Justice League movie I would like to see them base him of off his character in the animated TV series in the 2000's. Again I know he was in Smallville but I think he needs to be in a DC movie.
And there they are, my picks for villains that I want to see outside of the comics and animated TV shows. Let me know what you think about my picks and who else you would want to see that I have not listed. Let me know your input and as always, take it easy.