By popular demand here it is, the 30th CRAVE article: The Ant-Man Villains we CRAVE! Since Ant-Man comes out July 17, 2015, this post is long overdue, so I'm glad you guys suggested it.
So, the upcoming Ant-Man movie will include Yellow Jacket as the villain, but what about if they make a sequel or another movie centered around [Ant-Man](movie:9048)? Who will challenge Hank Pym and Scott Lang? Well this is the post about what villains should take them on in the next movie! Now, Ant-Man's villains aren't the most popular villains (in my opinion), so I will try my best to pick the best villains for him with the best explanation on why! And don't forget, this is my personal opinion it doesn't mean anything and obviously, I will forget or leave out villains, so tell me what I missed in the comments!
Anyways, let's build a killer robot, talk to some ants, fight a huge beetle and get started!
Eric O'Grady is a low-level agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who stumbles upon Dr. Henry Pym's latest incarnation of the Ant-Man suit in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s headquarters. A man of very few morals and willingness to lie, cheat, steal, and manipulate in order to get ahead in life, Eric immediately steals the armor for his own selfish plans, which include using his status as a "super-hero" to stalk women and facilitate his thievery. A running theme with the character is his evil side clashing with a desire to be accepted by others, which leads to Eric vowing to renounce his evil ways and become a proper hero, leading to a cycle of the character relapsing and vowing to "change".
The tale of a "bad guy" having a change of heart. Eric O'Grady could provide as a great Ant-Man villain because he is also "Ant-Man". We could have our Scott Lang Ant-Man fighting against Eric O'Grady Ant-Man in a miniature and brutal fight and in the end, Eric having a change of heart. Now that would be great to see, I actually would prefer that over Yellow Jacket, but it's whatever.
You could even introduce Eric in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as the low-level agent and show his few morals or introduce him in Civil War since that was when he first appeared. Either way Eric should be in the MCU, so he could fight Scott and Hank.
Elihas Starr was born in Queens, New York. A gifted government research atomic scientist, Starr was dismissed for espionage and resolved to use his intellect as a criminal mastermind. He was dealt a humiliating initial defeat by Ant-Man (Hank Pym) when he tried to create a device to take control of ants, although Ant-Man tricked him into thinking the ants obeyed him before capturing Egghead, whom he was sent to battle on behalf of underworld figures. He had captured the Wasp to try luring Hank into a trap involving several creatures like an anteater, but this failed.Egghead divided his remaining years between attempted world conquest and seeking revenge on Pym.
Egghead would be absolutely perfect for the movie (maybe even more perfect that Eric). Not only is he the scientist who has a vision for revenge, but he would fit perfectly into the Ant-man sequel. He could "return" back into Hank Pym's life still seeking revenge and Lang has to go and stop him. Similar to like Luke Skywalker fighting Darth Vader for Luke's mentor Obi-Wan (except Egghead is no Darth Vader). I think it would be great to see that!
Egghead might even make an appearance in the upcoming Ant-Man, maybe as the after-credit scene. We'll just have to wait and see!
The Black Knight (Nathan Garrett)
Professor Nathan Garrett is the distant direct descendant of Sir Percy, and was born in London, England. He becomes a biologist, research scientist, and university professor. He then became the head of an espionage ring, and was captured by the hero Giant-Man (Hank Pym). Garrett fled to Europe, where he found Sir Percy's tomb and the Ebony Blade. Garrett's evil tendencies make him unworthy of wielding the sword, and he is shunned by Sir Percy's ghost. An embittered Garrett then devises an arsenal of medieval weapons that employ modern technology (including a lance that fired bolts of energy) and genetically engineers and creates a winged horse called Aragorn. Calling himself the Black Knight, Garrett embarks on a career as a professional criminal to spite his ancestor.
A more personal favorite of mine, The Black Knight! It would be great to see a villain who isn't all about science and today's word, but about yesterday's world. It isn't only a good change up, but The Black Knight is just awesome! With a flying horse, the Ebony Blade, it would be just phenomenal to see Ant-Man take him on.
And after Ant-Man defeats him, Dane Whitman could come in and become the good Black Knight and join the Avengers. Just think about that!
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