Every Major Villain On The Big Screen In 2022

2022 Movie Villains
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2022 has tons of movies for us to look forward to. If you are about to get your fill of the big screens now that theaters are opening, these big-screen movie villains are something you should be watching out for. From Morbius to Across The Spider-Verse and Fantastic Beasts 3, get ready for a villain bonanza, unlike anything you have ever seen. Here’s a list of 2022 Movie Villains!


Riddler – The Batman (Played by Paul Dano)

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Paul Dano – The Riddler

Matt Reeves may have given us the most realistic and grounded Batman movie. For the first time in history, we have a Batman villain in live-action that could rival Heath Ledger’s Joker in pure evil. Paul Dano just might be Warner Brothers’ greatest find in recent years.

Dano plays the role of Edward Nashton, Edward Nygma’s original name in DC comics before he became the Riddler. A serial killer with a sinister motif, the Riddler intends to expose the underlying corruption that is eating away at Gotham City. As Robert Pattinson’s Batman plays tango with the Riddler’s game, secrets are unveiled and mysteries unfold that rock Gotham City to its very core. No one will be spared. Paul Dano’s Riddler portrays the villain with such naked brutality that’s rarely seen in the history of Hollywood.


Here’s something really interesting – this new infographic on Batman’s villains will help you to recall some of the best Batman villains but also check their disguises and secret identities.

Morbius – Loxias Crown (Played by Matt Smith)

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Morbius Matt Smith

A long-time Morbius villain, Loxias Crown is a criminal turned vampire who is obsessed with experimenting on Morbius. His experiments on the Living Vampire turn him into the vampiric mass murderer named Hunger in the comic books.

Matt Smith, who plays Loxias Crown in the movie, is yet to confirm if his character also takes on the mantle of Hunger. What we do know is that Smith is not the only one playing Crown in the movie. So maybe another actor has been roped in to play Crown’s villainous vampiric alter ego.


Morbius – Adrian Toomes (Played by Michael Keaton)

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Morbius Michael Keaton

Toomes first made his presence felt in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now that Spider-Man’s back with Sony Pictures, expect Keaton to again make a huge splash as the Vulture. Keaton’s role in Morbius is probably to act as a secondary antagonist.

Toomes will either coax Morbius to embrace his blood-thirsty side or aid him in his battel against Matt Smith’s Loxias Crown.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 – Dr. Robotnik (Played by Jim Carrey)

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Sonic 2 Robotnik

The Sonic franchise returns with a sequel. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 will show us a few old faces from the original movie along with a couple of new ones.


Jim Carrey returns to reprise his role of Dr. Robotnik, the genius but eccentric inventor who is after the superfast hedgehog. Robotnik will team up with Knuckles (voiced by Idris Elba) while Sonic will find himself joining forces with Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey).

Fantastic Beasts 3 – Grindelwald (Played by Mads Mikkelsen)

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Fantastic Beasts 3 Grindelwald

The third installment in the Harry Potter prequel franchise returns with a bang. The battle against Grindelwald and his forces are about to take a decisive turn in the Fantastic Beasts threequel. It’s either do or die for Newt Scamander and his allies.

Sadly we will not be seeing Johnny Depp reprise the role of Gellert Grindelwald from Crimes of Grindelwald. Because of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard controversy, the studio has chosen Mads Mikkelsen to replace the actor in the third movie.


Doctor Strange 2 – Illuminati (Played by Patrick Stewart And A Host Of Other Unknown Actors)

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Doctor Strange 2 Potential Villains – Illuminati

What we know so far is that Doctor Strange 2 will introduce the Illuminati, the apparent keepers, and guardians of the multiverse. They are somehow going to encounter Doctor Strange and prosecute him for his crimes against reality.

If the Illuminati are indeed the villains who want to wipe out MCU for jumbling up the multiverse, that would make them top-notch villains. As of now, we know only Patrick Stewart is one of the actors playing an Illuminati member – Professor X.

Thor: Love & Thunder – Gorr The God Butcher (Played by Christian Bale)

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Thor 4 Christian Bale

The follow-up to Taika Waititi’s epic Thor: Ragnarok and the only fourth marvel movie within a sub-franchise, Thor will give us Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher.


in the comics, Gorr is an alien mass murderer who detests the Gods and has made it his life mission to slay them all for wronging him. Thor will cross paths with one of the greatest Marvel villains ever on the big screens.

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One) – Miguel O’Hara (Played by Oscar Isaac)

Across The Spider-Verse Oscar Isaac

The cult-classic Into The Spider-Verse franchise returns with a sequel this year. the trailer left us all in awe. We have a new Spider-Man who is apparently hunting down Miles Morales across the Spider-Verse.

Miguel O’Hara is better known as Spider-Man 2099. We have no information on whether he will be a secondary antagonist or maybe a foe-turned-friend by the time the movie ends.


Shazam! Fury Of The Gods – Kalypso & Hespera (Played by Lucy Liu & Helen Mirren)

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Shazam 2 – Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu

Zachary Levi is back as the world’s mightiest (and goofiest) mortal. The 2019 DC hit movie is finally spawning a sequel that will release this year in December. and the movie already has a few good names on its roster that will be the antagonists.

Helen Mirren plays Hespera and Lucy Liu plays Kalypso. The two legendary actors are playing the primary villains. in Greek mythology, Kalypso and Hespera are the daughters of Atlas.


Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

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With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.