Fans of Marvel aren't too thrilled about the journeys of their favorite villains, and screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus are very aware of this fact. The Captain America: Civil War writers are hoping to redress the balance with Thanos during Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1.
Talking with JoBlo, McFeely said:
"If you think about it, I get the criticism, but the early phases were all origin stories. It tends to create a similar villain. When it is no longer an origin story, I think you might have a little bit more freedom to create different villains. I’m sensitive to the problem. I get it. But it wasn’t the Robert Redford story, it was CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER. It wasn’t the Red Skull’s journey, it was the journey of one guy going from ninety pound weakling to American hero and then going into the ice. So in a 120-minute movie it is difficult, and Thanos will possibly change that, but you want time spent. Excuse me for going on a tangent but I love the Marvel Netflix shows because you have so much more time to spend with your villains. It’s literally minutes and hours spent. We have 120-minutes and Jessica Jones had how ever many it had."
Marvel TV shows are truly able to delve deep into a villain's story arc due to the fact that it is a series rather and a film. Despite movies these days getting longer and longer, Marvel films only have a finite amount of minutes to play with, so of course that means the primary focus of the film will be devoted to the hero.
How do you think Marvel can fix this issue of one-dimensional villains? Hopefully the antagonists that are appearing in Captain America: Civil War will be just as killer as they are in the comics.