We have grown up watching heroes coming to the rescue and saving the day. But as we grew up we realise that bad guys are always more fun. Being the good guy is nice but where’s the fun in that? Sometimes we need something bad to value the good in life and Marvel has no shortage of bad guys. Some of those bad guys are Oscar-winning actors.
Appreciation for the rich source material and whooping visual effects. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been dominating Hollywood through its team of incredibly talented actors. When it particularly gets to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s primary evils and menacing supervillains, different Oscar-winning actors and actresses have starred in a Marvel movie as villains till now, giving immediate integrity to their particular characters.
Oscar-winning villains of MCU
As the 93rd Academy Awards tradition looms over, let’s take a moment to give emphasise to the extremely talented Oscar winners who’ve given their expert abilities and dominant performing chops to a Marvel comic evildoer.
8. Sam Rockwell – Justin Hammer (Iron Man 2)
He won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his compassionate turn in Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Sam Rockwell portrayed Tony Stark’s major business competitor, Justin Hammer, in Iron Man 2.
He is recognized as the striking weapons engineer and CEO of the military chartering firm, Hammer Industries. Justin strikes Stark after he is publicly ridiculed. Hammer takes on Ivan Vanko aka Whiplash, to imitate Stark’s excellent Arc Reactor, but the strategy backfires which led Hammer to jail.
7. Jeff Bridges – Obadiah Stane (Iron Man)
Tony Stark’s main foe Obadiah Stane in Iron Man played by Jeff Bridges earned an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role a year after, for his wholehearted performance in Crazy Heart.
Starting with the evil Obadiah Stane aka Iron Monger, Stane commenced his MCU quest as Stark’s comrade and close companion of his father, Howard Stark. When Tony Stark’s father expired he left the reign of Stark Industries in his son’s hands, Stane then joins The Ten Rings in the attempt to murder Tony and take his place as the CEO of the Stark Industries
6. Ben Kingsley – The Mandarin/Trevor Slattery (Iron Man 3)
Sir Ben Kingsley gained an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his compelling illustration of Mahatma Gandhi in the ancient epic, Gandhi. Even though in Iron Man 3, Kingsley played secondary villain Trevor Slattery, aka The Mandarin.
The Mandarin was invented to be a bodily cipher for Iron Man’s main villain in the film, Aldrich Killian. Killian established and influences The Mandarin to behave as a cover for himself so that his real identity cannot be found out by Tony and his friends.
5. William Hurt – Thunderbolt Ross (Captain America: Civil War)
One of Justin Hammer’s closest cronies includes villain Thaddeus Ross, aka Thunderbolt, played by William Hurt in four Marvel Cinematic Universe movies till now. Most recently in Avengers: Endgame. Hurt bagged an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1986 for Kiss of the Spider Woman.
As for Ross, his evil strategies encompass agreeing to the Sokovia Accords, which was developed to govern the Avengers. Ross imprisoned and detained those who didn’t succumb. What was more worse that Ross’s involvement with the Accords droved the rise of Thanos since the disconnected Avengers could no longer collaborate to avoid the Snap from occurring.
4. Benicio Del Toro – Collector (The Guardians Of The Galaxy)
After 13 years of winning an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his bilingual role in Traffic, Benicio Del Toro entered The Guardians of the Galaxy as Taneleer Tivan, aka Collector.
As the ruler of the Tivan Group, proprietors of a huge collection of intergalactic specimens, Collector was long in custody of the Reality Infinity Stone eventually sought by Thanos. With superhuman power, perpetuity, and the power to cast purple energy fields while in custody of the Orb, Collector also plays a hostile role to Thor in The Dark World.
3. Jamie Foxx – Electro (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
After ten years of winning an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his narrative of Ray Charles in Ray, Jamie Foxx starred as Max Dillon, aka Electro, to take up on Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Fox is suspended to repeat the role in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Max Dillon cultivated a toxic obsession with Spider-Man after being saved by the neighbourhood hero, transpiring in the wrathful invention of his evildoer alter ego, Electro. Thereafter, Electro gangs up with the Green Goblin to execute Spidey once and for all.
2. Cate Blanchett – Hela (Thor: Ragnarok)
Actress Cate Blanchett has won two Oscars in her career so far. One for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Aviator in 2005 and second for Best Actress in a Leading Role in Blue Jasmine in 2014.
In Thor: Ragnarok, Blanchett has a boom depicting the cruel Hela Odinsdottir, the Asgardian goddess of death and executioner. Determined to eliminate Asgard once and for all, Thor must plot with The Incredible Hulk to hinder Hela’s vicious motives.
1. Christian Bale – Gorr The God Butcher – Thor: Love And Thunder (2022)
This is going to be an added bounty. Although he has still to portray a MCU wrongdoer, Deeces of information have slipped deeming Christian Bale’s forthcoming part in Thor: Love and Thunder. According to news, Bale is assigned to play supervillain Gorr the God Butcher in the 2022 film. Of course, Bale won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role portraying Dickey Eklund in The Fighter.
After losing his mother, lover, and children, Gorr rejects the existence of the gods. When he is proven false, Gorr decides to get revenge for his family’s death by punishing the gods that enabled it to take place. In Love and Thunder, Gorr and Thor will have an epic face-off for absolute superiority.