Marvel Studios third phase of movies kicks off next year, with Captain America: Civil War. By the time Phase 3 has concluded, we will have seen the MCUs big bad Thanos finally take centre stage in the two Avengers: Infinity War films. After that, theres bound to be a need for some truly massive villains to keep the momentum going. Indeed, since his introduction at the end of Joss Whedons 2012 The Avengers movie, Thanos has provided the overarching sense of threat that has tied the interconnected mega-franchise of the MCU together. Itll be one hell of a power vacuum that he leaves behind. So, once Thanos is presumably vanquished during Infinity War, the pressure will truly be on for Marvel to deliver new villains with a high level of menace. What Kevin Feige wont want to see is any more forgettable flops Marvel cant afford more mistakes along the lines of Malekith, Whiplash and Trevor Slattery. Thankfully, the pages of Marvel Comics boast an endless supply of nefarious, no-good nut-jobs. Although weve seen big names like Loki, Thanos and Ultron in the movies already, there are still plenty of A-List evildoers waiting in the wings for their chance to shine. Heres our top ten, and who should play them
10. Galactus (Bryan Cranston)If youre looking for a Marvel Comics character with a similar scale to Thanos, Galactus is the most obvious choice. Sometimes known as The Devourer, this villain has a tendency to eat planets. Within the continuity of the comics, hes the soul survivor of the universe that existed before the Big Bang that brought the current universe into existence. Galactus is ancient, massive and would probably be a lot of fans first choice for the MCUs next big bad. Theres just one catch Marvel Studios dont have the rights to use him in a movie, at the moment. Fox hold the rights to Galactus, as part of their Fantastic Four franchise. That being said, by the time that Thanos is out of the picture, Fox may have agreed to share the intellectual property with Marvel. In the event that Galactus could join the MCU, Bryan Cranston seems like an interesting choice for the role. The Breaking Bad, Godzilla and Malcolm In The Middle star is best known for his hugely intimidating performance as Walter White, AKA Heisenberg. With the help of special effects, he could make a truly terrifying overarching villain.