Tag Archives: Female Villains

Reevaluating ‘WandaVision’: Wanda Was The Villain All Along

Yesterday I decided to watch all of WandaVision. It took me two days to finish it but I did this morning, coming away from the series with rekindled excitement for her role in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. But what I didn’t notice the last time I watched the series as a whole roughly two months ago was how clearly the writers depict Wanda as the hidden antagonist of the series.

Watching this show with the knowledge that the Westview-sitcom reality was all created by Wanda allows the viewers to see how Wanda is constantly manipulating everything and when things don’t go her way, she simply rewrites history.

It gets to the point where even Vision is not only angry at Wanda for having an entire town hostage for her own perfect imaginary eutopia but he is most of all terrified that his wife would do such a thing and not seem to mind.

I know it’s hard to stomach, but Agatha is ultimately the hero of the series. If it wasn’t for her butting in and making Wanda snap out of her self-induced amnesia Westview’s citizens would’ve been held under Wanda’s influence forever. Of course, we know that Agatha’s intentions are bad and so it looks like she’s the villain at the end of the story but honestly, Marvel Studios has already clearly begun to spin Wanda’s story toward the dark side.

I love it though. Wanda’s most likely going to be the primary antagonist of Phase 4 (“It is your destiny to destroy the world,” says Agatha Harkness to Wanda during a pivotal moment in the WandaVision finale) unless Kang the Conqueror becomes the ultimate baddie for this phase. And now we’re getting Sharon Carter as the Power Broker, a slightly villainous gangster boss who doesn’t mind killing to get what she wants or to retain her power.

Phase 4 is finally giving us compelling female villains and I love it!

This was just an observation I noticed while watching WandaVision that I wanted to share. Do you think Wanda will be the main villain of Phase 4? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Throwback Friday: Who Should be the Primary Antagonist in ‘Captain Marvel 2’?

It’s going to take a while before we get to see Captain Marvel kicking more butt in her sequel which is supposed to come out in 2022. Until then, we can only speculate where her journey will take her next.

Of course, considering that Captain Marvel is so unbelievably powerful, it’s hard to imagine an antagonist that can take her through the wringer in the sequel but there will always be villains that can combat Marvel’s mightiest heroes. And it turns out, Captain Marvel 2 can feature a female antagonist that could actually give Carol Danvers a run for her money.

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Meet Karla Sofen a.k.a Moonstone, a psychologist to a criminal mastermind who came into contact with a Kree Gravity stone on the Moon and assumed its incredible powers. She acquired the ability to fly, pass through matter, project laser beams, and with the power of a second stone, can control gravitational forces, enabling her to move and otherwise manipulate matter, to create force fields, to increase gravity around a target and crush it, to generate miniature black holes and even to transport objects through dimensional rifts.

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Is the ‘Birds of Prey’ Trailer Worth the Wait?

After Suicide Squad in 2016, it was very clear that fans were delighted by Harley Quinn’s big-screen debut, despite the fact that the film was practically garbage. Now, arriving in 2020, Harley Quinn is returning with a plan to cause chaos and she’s got some girlfriends to join her. Here’s the film’s first teaser trailer.

To be honest, I’m not a fan of this teaser trailer. It’s too much stuff going on and I guess that’s fine, considering that Harley Quinn loves the chaos but it feels like the teaser is focusing too much on Harley Quinn and not enough of the other characters. What I will say was interesting about this trailer was there will be plenty of action in this film. PLENTY of action. Does Ewan Mcgregor convince me as a DC Comics worthy villain? Not really. But then again, the teaser was so chaotic I couldn’t comprehend what his villainous storyline is supposed to be.

Warner Bros. is trying to distance themselves from Marvel by delivering R-rated comic book flicks that truly are trying to widen the comic book envelope but unfortunately, this teaser trailer didn’t excite me. Boo.

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‘The Dark Knight Lives’ Gets Its First Poster

If you were not aware this September I will be sharing with you a new fanfiction series focusing on what would essentially be the unknown fourth film in The Dark Knight Trilogy. As a fan of Christopher Nolan’s interpretation of The Dark Knight, I wanted to breathe a bit of life into the story that he created but I feel didn’t finish. When The Dark Knight Rises ends I want more and this is a way of sharing my vision of that next step Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros./Legendary Entertainment didn’t take.

Throughout the month I will share with you six original posters designed specifically for this new story featuring the series’ most important heroes and villains and, as is obvious from the title of this post, a poster has arrived. So, here it is.

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Yes, it’s Harley Quinn. I’m so excited to bring this maniacal character to life in this story. With The Joker being the prominent villain in The Dark Knight it makes sense to bring Harley Quinn, who has actually become one of my favorite comic book characters, into this dark world we call Gotham.

Her bubbly energy is so apparent on this poster but the colors immediately signal that something is very, very wrong with this picture. Oh my goodness, I can’t wait for you to read this story!

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Is Bringing A New Female Villain to the MCU

Marvel has been known to make one-dimensional male villains throughout nearly the entire MCU but recently a wave of diverse characters and powerful women have started to appear in this fantastic blockbuster franchise and now Ant-Man and the Wasp is continuing that trend by introducing the second major female villain to the table and her name is Ghost.

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Played by the recent Ready Player One co-star, Hannah John-Kamen, Ghost will be Ant-Man and the Wasp’s new bane as she pursues them with an interesting new ability called “phasing.” It gives her the power to move through solid matter…like a Ghost. Now I see why she has her name.

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Ghost definitely sounds and looks like a scary character and to find out it’s being played by a woman is SO exciting! And the main reason why this reveal that the character is being played by a woman is so exciting is because Ghost was traditionally male in the comic books which makes this even more surprising. The fact that they took this male character and turned him into a woman is so incredible and very revealing of the progressive nature the MCU is starting to take which I couldn’t be happier about. If they could make seventeen films (now eighteen considering Thanos in Infinity War) with male villains surely they could start bringing some female villains into the mix. I mean, women can be tyrannical and mischievous and menacing if we want to. 🙂

I guess what I’m saying is thank you Ant-Man and the Wasp. The more I hear about this movie the more excited I’m actually starting to get and I’m sure in the official trailer we’ll get a more extensive look at this new female baddie. That’s totally an awesome thought. *thumbs up*

I hope this excited you as much as it has excited me and I thank you for reading. Have a fantastic day.