Loki is an iconic anti-hero who took the hearts of billions of people through his redemption arc. With Tom Hiddleston attached to the role of Loki, there is one more villain in the making that could potentially save the Marvel Cinematic Universe from dying.
With a potentially new X-Men movie on the horizon, it has been rumored that Mr. Sinister will be the new big bad baddie in the project. Sharing similar traits with the God of Mischief, Mr. Sinister might just be the perfect villain that the MCU would need!
Mr. Sinister Could Be The Main Villain For The X-Men
Without revealing and spoiling too much about the finale of Loki Season 2, we can say that the multiverse revolves around Loki now. As the future MCU projects start including characters from the X-Men franchise, there are bound to be villains as well.
As per a rumor by @DanielRPK, the new villain of an upcoming X-Men project could very well be Mister Sinister. Known by his Earth name Nathaniel Essex, the villain was essentially created by Apocalypse back in the 19th century, and Mr. Sinister has been living ever since. The rumor was shared on X (formerly Twitter) and people are indeed loving the idea.
Mister Sinister is reportedly the top pick to become the main villain in the MCU’s upcoming ‘X-Men’ project
— ScreenTime (@screentime) December 19, 2023
With Mr. Sinister in the mix, fans couldn’t help but love the fact that the villain could be a part of their beloved MCU.
FINALLY. He was always my favorite villain in the comics and cartoon. They have really missed the boat not bringing him into the fold until this point. Great place to reboot.
— Aaron Phillips (@aphil_12) December 19, 2023
This would be an excellent choice.
— Sports4natic 🍥 (@JG_MIA_305) December 19, 2023
Good choice if true!
— Chainsaw Reacts (@ChainsawReacts) December 19, 2023
If they don’t mess it up, the X-MEN could save the MCU.
— Final Flame Productions (@FinalFlamePr) December 19, 2023
and then we get the eventual Deadpool/Mister Sinister showdown. Although Taskmaster is also someone I wanna see
— Dan Saint (@dansaint5879) December 19, 2023
“Only Sinister knows….. what the future holds…”
— Bandwidth Bandits Official (@Blade187121) December 19, 2023
And there’s a very good reason why fans love Mr. Sinister and how he could save the MCU and the X-Men from failure. Going by the books, the character is very similar to Loki and if done correctly, Mr. Sinister could be the new Loki of the MCU (who is actually a villain).
Mr. Sinister Could Be The New Loki
With how the characters are quite similar in nature, Mr. Sinister could very well be the new Loki. Although Tom Hiddleston’s iconic character cannot be replaced, Mr. Sinister and Loki share several characteristics.
Both characters have gotten their way through tactics of manipulation oftentimes and are constantly planning or scheming for a situation. Loki and Mr. Sinister are known for their shape-shifting abilities and quick-thinking skills to get the best out of a situation. Although there are similarities and differences between the two, the world surely hopes that the MCU will not ruin the character of Mr. Sinister.