6 Villains Who Need To Be In Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

By Mike Reyes 2014-08-20 11:53:02discussion comments
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When the mid-credit tag of 2012ís The Avengers revealed that none other than Thanos was pulling the strings on Loki and his invasion of Earth, a fan frenzy began. Everyone was trying to figure out when the purple-faced menace of the stars would reappear, and also who would be playing him when he did eventually rear his head again. Here we are, two years later, and not only has Thanos reappeared, heís done so wearing Josh Brolinís face! So now that that mystery is solved, the next question is obviously, "When are we going to see him again?" In comes James Gunn, in a recent Empire Online interview to give us just that answer.
"He will show up [in the sequel] if he helps our story and he will not show up at all if not. Thanos is not the most important thing in Guardians 2, thatís for damn sure. Thereís the Guardians themselves and other threats the Guardians are going to be facing that are not Thanos."

Clearly Thanos isnít as big of a menace in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as some would have you think he is. In fact, it looks like theyíre really saving him for The Avengers 3 more than anything, save for a couple of appearances and mentions used to push the story along to the eventual Infinity Gauntlet storyline. (Our best guess, anyway.) So, if Thanos isnít named as the villain for 2017ís Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, we canít help but ask: Who will? With that mindset, weíve hand picked six villains that could be great stepping stones for the eventual battle with Thanos.

The Collector
The Collector
The Collector loves to live up to his name, as his cages and archives are full with a bunch of goodies from all around the universe. If it's rare, exotic, or just really sought after, he'll want it for his own. And yet, what's more rare than the Infinity Stones? A force of power that every power-hungry maniac in their right mind wants to get their hands on, scattered across the universe in only six limited edition pieces; the Infinity Gauntlet is the ultimate trophy for the man who wants to have everything. You even see him practically salivate at the end of Thor: The Dark World. We could use a lot more Benicio Del Toro weirdness in these movies, and to give The Collector a front row seat of entertaining yet evil menace is just too good to pass up.

Thanos, of course, will be rightfully pissed; and can dispatch Nebula to take care of The Collector and retrieve the stones. Nebula, sneaky as she is, only takes the job because she knows it'll cause her to run afoul of the Guardians Of The Galaxy. Holding them personally responsible for her continued servitude to his royal pigmentedness. Does The Collector raise a finger to menace the Guardians? No. But you can bet he's going to make an offer to Nebula that allows her to remove both thorns in his side, and deliver the stones to him. Of course, we run the risk of losing The Collector once and for all after this massive betrayal. Then again, if you're going to go out, don't you want to go out big?
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