The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the rare blockbuster franchises to enjoy both consistent commercial and critical success, but one area where the films that make up this gargantuan enterprise regularly fall flat is the antagonist department. At this point, it’s become a bit of a running joke among detractors and even some of the MCU’s fans that Marvel’s villains are quite lackluster in comparison to the engaging, beloved heroes that the franchise continues to introduce on a yearly basis. Of course, most people aren’t watching the latest Captain America movie for the villain but when so many are treated as little more than afterthoughts to help the heroes something to fight against, it starts to become noticeable.
That being said, the introduction of more compelling villains like Killmonger, Hela, and most of all, Thanos, has changed that thinking. We’ve already ranked every Marvel movie from worst to best and now we’re turning our attention to the bad guys. Which villain will reign supreme and which will be crowned as the worst of the worst? Enjoy!
(WARNING: POTENTIAL ENDGAME SPOILERS AHEAD)
27. Sonny Burch (Ant-Man and the Wasp)
Walter Goggins is a gifted actor with a tremendous amount of experience playing villains onscreen, but in Ant-Man and the Wasp his character, to no fault of his own, is nothing more than a common criminal. Sonny Burch has no powers, uses henchman to do all the heavy lifting, and above all else, his screentime would’ve been better spent on Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), the more compelling and worthy villain to Ant-Man and the Wasp.