5 Villains Who Could Be The Next Big Bad Guy Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

5 Villains Who Could Be The Next Big Bad Guy Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

What comes after Infinity?
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With Avengers: Infinity War just around the corner, fans of the MCU must ask an important question:

What's next?

Aside from the likely additions of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, the most intriguing part of the MCU's future is who will replace Thanos as the franchise's big bad. Either Marvel could try to up the level of the threat, which is no easy task, or they could try to go a bit more personal. Luckily, especially with the newfound access to X-Men and Fantastic Four characters, Marvel has a lot of villains that would make for fitting replacements for Thanos. Along with naming five potential villains that could serve as the next main villain for the MCU, I am also going to name some actors that I could see playing these parts.

Without further delay, lets begin:


5. Kang the Conqueror

This frequent enemy of the Avengers in the comics would make for a particularly intriguing big villain. His power is similar to that of Thanos, as he pretty much rules the universe in the future. The fact that he is a time-traveling conqueror also has the possibility to challenge our heroes by asking themselves provocative questions. Is all the good work they did meaningless? Are they truly the masters of their own destiny? These questions would for an amazing philosophical challenge for the heroes, along with Kang's physical threat.

Who Should Play Him: I could definitely see someone like Javier Bardem playing this type of character. Bardem would be able to give this character a creepy vibe to him that would make for wonderful possibilities.


4. Galactus

If you want a villain whose power easily trumps that of Thanos, Galactus is your guy. I mean, how much more powerful can you get than I guy who eats planets? Good thing that the Fantastic Four and X-Men will be joining the MCU soon, because our heroes are gonna need all the help they can get if Galactus is the franchise's next big bad guy.

Who Should Play Him: There's just something so cool about the idea of Peter Dinklage voicing this giant character.


3. Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin

If you're looking for a more personal big villain for the MCU, Norman "Green Goblin" Osborn would be a perfect choice. While most people see him as strictly a Spider-Man villain, he has proven to be formidable threat to the Marvel Universe at large in the comics. Just make sure you give him a comics accurate costume this time around.

Who Should Play Him: Call me crazy, but I think Steve Carell would make for a great Norman Osborn. Most people associate him with comedy, but he has proven to be a strong dramatic actor in the past.


2. Baron Zemo

Who said that the next big villain for the MCU had to be a completely new character? With all the hype heading into Infinity War, many people have forgotten that Zemo from Captain America: Civil War is still alive. This is a character that managed to rip the Avengers apart by the seams without ever fighting them. If he was able to do that without superpowers, imagine what we could do if he gets his hands on some good weaponry. Having Zemo as the new big bad guy of the MCU could also pave the way for the introduction of the Masters of Evil team Zemo leads in the comics. Such an introduction would lead to the Avengers fighting a team of super villains, something we have yet to see in the MCU.


1. Doctor Doom

Of all the exciting possibilities created by the likely and eventual additions of the Fantastic Four and X-Men to the MCU, the concept of finally having a great movie portrayal of Doctor Doom stands out. Doom presents a happy balance between having the next MCU big bad being a physical threat comparable to Thanos and being a much more personal threat. Simply put, he can kick your ass, but also ruin you at a personal level.

Who Should Play Him: I think Oscar Issac would be great for this role. I know that he turned in a sub par performance as Apocalypse in the previous X-Men film, put I think it says more about what he had to work with than him as an actor. I believe that Doom is a role that better suits his talents.

Cover Image Credit: Comicbook.com

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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.
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It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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11 Amazing TV Shows That Are Ending in 2019

All good things must come to an end.

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It might just be the beginning of 2019 but there are many TV series wrapping up already. There are many breathtaking and original pilots around along with several reboots coming. This might be one of the greatest year for TV.

However, all good things must come to an end. Some series have been planned out and are going to be finished while others have been cut short. Sadly, here's a list of TV series to say goodbye to this year.

1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Date: May

12 Seasons//279 episodes

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

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Final Date: End of 2019

7 seasons//91 episodes

3. Jane the Virgin (CW)

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5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)

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Final Date: Summer

8 Seasons//73 episodes

5. Broad City (Comedy Central)

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Final Date: March

5 seasons//50 episodes

6. VEEP (HBO)

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Final Date: Spring

7 seasons//67 episodes

7. Homeland (Showtime)

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Final date: Summer

8 seasons//96 episodes

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Final date: January 25

4 seasons//52 episodes

9. The Affair (Showtime)

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Final Date: End of 2019

5 seasons//42 episodes

10. Friends From College (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

2 seasons//16 episodes

11. Crashing (HBO)

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Final Date: End of 2019

3 seasons//24 episodes

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