The success of Suicide Squad next summer will likely decide if studios proceed to make more movies starring comic book supervillains rather than heroes. The move towards antiheroes or antagonists and away from protagonists could be a swift one if Suicide Squad is a hit at the box office. The movie is based on the DC Comic book of the same name and stars a collection of Hollywood A-list actors such as Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie playing the popular villains Deadshot, Joker and Harley Quinn, respectively. If a blockbuster, Suicide Squad could pave the way for a slew of movies focused on comic book baddies. So with that in mind, we look at six comic book villains who deserve their own film.
6. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
There’s safety in numbers, and, like Suicide Squad, a movie could be made about a team of evil mutants who are forced into doing good through circumstance or to gain release from captivity. Already featured in the X-Men series of movies, The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants seems like a natural for their own film. The group has a charismatic and powerful leader in Magneto and several high profile members with interesting superpowers, including the shape shifter Mystique, the super strong Juggernaut, the menacing Blob and several members who have straddled the line between good and evil over the years, including the superfast Quicksilver and telekinetic Scarlet Witch. There would also be ample opportunities to bring various members of the X-Men into the movie or series of movies. With lots of mutant characters in the Marvel comic book universe, it would also be possible to have evil team members come and go.