CB: Ah, the villains. At first glance, you may think a bad guy is there for one reason: to give the hero someone to punch. And in a broader sense, you may look at a villain as someone who pushes the main character and their stories to new levels.
But when a truly great villain, and specifically a truly great portrayal of a villain comes along (both in the writing and acting), they transcend these notions. You start to look at them as not just their own character, but possibly a protagonist in their own right. To that end, we thought we’d take a look at the villains of comic book films, and the five best we’ve seen on screen so far.