Several decades back, the comic books introduced us to superheroes. They are the mighty beings from planet Earth as well as other planets and at times having origins in various mythologies. Superheroes are powerful beings who have superhuman strength, endurance, and agility as well as many varying powers as one can possibly imagine. Over the years, the comic books became increasingly popular, and they not only increased their fan base but, also spilled over to the television and cinema domains. Nowadays, the superhero films have become mainstream, and most of them earn hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office.
One of the most popular pastimes of comic book lovers is to debate about which actor should be cast as their favorite superhero or supervillain, especially in case of characters that have never previously appeared in front of the camera. However, it is much more complex to cast someone for a film or a TV show than to simply picking up a name, although, there have been some instances when fan-casting turned out to be real (as happened in the case of Patrick Stewart getting cast as Professor Xavier). Although, it is quite fun playing the casting game, there are some talented people with artistic talent who have come up with fantastic imagination of what it would be like to cast different actors as a superhero or a supervillain. In this article, we are going to discuss only the villains.
It has been a well-known statement that a hero is only as good as the villain he battles, and that means supervillains are a crucial part of any superhero film. Sadly, it has often been seen that in the excitement of making a great movie about a superhero, the villain often used to get sidelined. There are fans who say that the superhero movies are infamous for unimpressive villains, such as Ultron in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Was it possible for some other actor to do better? Let us have a look at these amazing fan photoshops of actors who should have been cast as supervillains.