Kick-off this year’s Halloween season with a list of our favorite Villains of All Time. From Killmonger to Kang The Conqueror to Black Manta, check out the coolest Black villains in the DC and Marvel universe.
Villain #1: The Black Manta/Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
From Candyman to Ambulance; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II takes our number one spot as DC’s newest villain on the scene. This December, Yayhe plays the ultimate villain, The Black Manta in the newest sequel, Aquaman The Lost Kingdom. Kicking ass and taking names – Black Manta, is back for revenge and will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force.
About Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom
Director James Wan and Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa—along with Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman—return in the sequel to the highest-grossing DC film of all time: “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.
All returning to the roles they originated, Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman, now balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father; Patrick Wilson is Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, who must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally; Amber Heard is Mera, Atlantis’ Queen and mother of the heir to the throne; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, a fierce leader and mother with the heart of a warrior. Also reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.
Villain #2: Killmonger/ Michael B. Jordan
Erik Killmonger will go down in history as one of the most notable, bad ass villans in the Marvel universe. With infamous one-liners such as; “Bury Me In The Ocean With My Ancestors Who Jumped From The Ships, Because They Knew Death Was Better Than Bondage,” and unformidable powers – he was not one to be reckoned with. Both profound and easy on the eyes; Michael B. Jordan masterfully embodied his inner villain, while captivating our attention with his unrelenting drive to take T’Challa’s throne.
Villain #3: Electro/ Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx’s electromatic performance as Spiderman’s evil Nemisis, Electro was one for the books. Known for his multi-award-winning roles whose screen credits range from smooth-talking attorney, Willie E. Gary, in the film, The Burial to Ray Charles in the biopic Ray; Fox is a force to be reckoned with. His antagonist character, Electro has been an indelible part of the Spider-Verse ever since his first appearance in 1964’s The Amazing Spider-Man #9. His tactical brilliance, electromagnetic charisma, and electrifying abilities undoubtedly make him Spiderman’s deadliest foe.
Villain #4: Kang / Jonathan Majors
Jonathan Majors’ new Kang variant debuted in Loki Season 2 as Victor Timely! From He Who Remains to Kang the Conqueror to Victor Timely, Major returns as the dimension-hopping villain who sees himself as the rightful master of the world and uses the power of time travel to seek to rewrite history to his own whims and ensure his own rise to power. Major’s nefarious supervillain will inevitably wreak havoc over the Multiverse!
Villain #5: Powler/ Mahershala Ali
We first catch a glimpse of Prowler in the recent Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The Prowler gets our number #5 spot for his awesome use of gauntlets and gadgets. A technological genius and skilled hand-to-hand combatant techniques; the Prowler is a ruthless and efficient killer that you don’t want to go toe to toe with.
Villain #6: High Evolutionary/ Chukwudi Iwuji
Chukwudi Iwuji, portrayed as an arch-villain, The High Evolutionary in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3, is a mad scientist with a penchant for genetic manipulation and an interest in elevating animals to intelligent self-awareness, and even once de-evolved himself into a pile or primordial ooze on purpose. As a veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Chukwudi’s stellar performance gave this supervillain a menacing seriousness and a bombastic presence in the film.