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How To Ensure Avengers 2 Is Awesome
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How To Ensure Avengers 2 Is Awesome | Do Build A Great Villain
Do Build A Great Villain

If there’s a criticism to be levelled at the first film (something of which this writer remains to be convinced) it’s that the bad guys were a little identikit. Maybe this time what we need is a more singular menace, something impossibly terrifying and clearly unbeatable. Thanos, hidden away in the end credits of the first film, is an obvious contender, but if he crops up in Thor: The Dark World or Guardians Of The Galaxy instead, Whedon could do worse than considering Ultron (the robotic creation of an Avenger, who decides to destroy all organic life) or Korvac (a rather tragic figure who starts human, turns cyborg, gains the Power Cosmic and ends up sacrificing himself for love after a huge body count). One stupidly powerful big bad, who can create or manifest multiple obstacles for the team to fight as necessary, is probably the way forward rather than armies of faceless foot-soldiers. And we don’t want a super-villain team up because it’s such a yawn to establish – even with two or three films between now and Avengers 2 to start the job.

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