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Does Marvel have a Villain Problem? 'Civil War' Writers Address the Question

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell If there's one overwhelming, consistent criticism etched into the fabric of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its the lack of compelling villains, all of which have failed to compete with Loki.

The screenwriters of Captain America: Civil War didn't exactly have a villain problem to face, because it's hero v hero. But Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus spoke with JoBlo regarding the criticism. The duo also penned The Winter Soldier and will write the upcoming, soon to be retitled Infinity War.

"I get the criticism, but the early phases were all origin stories. It tends to create a similar villain," said McFeely. " "When it is no longer an origin story, I think you might have a little bit more freedom to create different villains. I’m sensitive to the problem. I get it, but it wasn't the Robert Redford story, it was Captain America: Winter Soldier.

"It wasn't the Red Skull’s journey, it was the journey of one guy going from ninety pound weakling to American hero and then going into the ice. So in a 120-minute movie it is difficult, and Thanos will possibly change that, but you want time spent."

Regarding Thanos, they're both excited. "We can reveal nothing, but we are equally fascinated; legitimately, we are fascinated by Thanos," Markus said.

"There are a lot of reasons we took the job but one of them was now, we get to take the biggest villain marvel has ever had and try to do him justice," added McFeely.

The next big Avengers title will reach theaters May 4, 2018.

Source: Comicbook

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