Everyone knows that DC has been working on releasing a number of movies over the last few years, most recently with the releases of Joker and Birds of Prey. These two films prove that villainy sells, even bringing in some major Oscar hardware.
Despite making an subpar appearance in Batman & Robin (1997) one villain that I feel deserves her second chance on the big screen would have to be Poison Ivy. With better videography in current years I could see a great standalone film just for her. Fierce femme fatales are also a hit as we saw with Harley Quinn. Birds of Prey brought in $201,858,461 worldwide with $33,010,017 being opening weekend alone and making up almost half of its budget in one weekend. I don’t see why a movie on Poison Ivy can’t sell just as well. She is complex and known for her sexual appeal.
As a fan favorite in both Arrow and Titans, Slade Wilson (aka Deathstroke) has more than proven that he’s capaple of drawing an audience to see him on the silver screen. With a brief cameo in Justice League, Joe Manganiello is perfectly cast and is ready for a bigger role. I can also see them bringing the Teen Titans to the big screen and not as cartoons as Deathstroke came to prominence in The New Teen Titans No. 2, 1980.
Finally, DC could really turn things on its head by having an Injustice League Movie that is crammed full of outstanding villains. The Injustice League is comprised of many faces we’ve also already seen such as Black Manta from Aquaman, Joker, and Lex Luthor from Batman vs Superman. It even has Cheetah which is a reported character from Wonder Woman 1984 due out on October 2, 2020. No time would be better to create such a movie as the Injustice League than one where characters are in place.
I know there are many others to choose from but these are just the tip of the iceberg of DC villains I would like to see!
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June 15, 2020 at 2:40 am
Lobo would be an awesome stand alone movie too. Like before he met the big guy. Bounty hunter in space.