There's little denying the MCU's villains suck. Aside from Tom Hiddleston's marvellously murdery Loki, every Marvel film's Big Bad has essentially ended up as a shoddily animated, unconvincing CGI threat. Representation is also a problem: we've had roughly 32,000 rubbish computer-generated aliens in the MCU, but not a single female baddie.
Cate Blanchett recently brought up this omission in an interview with E! News, while talking about her role in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. The Aussie actress is quite rightly bewildered by the fact she's the first woman to play a high profile antagonist in a Marvel film:
“I didn’t realize… I was inhabiting the first female Marvel villain onscreen. I thought, ‘Surely not… well, no actually that’s true.’ There’s been many, many, many [female villains] in the comic books, but they’ve been a little tardy in bringing them to the screen, so hopefully there will be a lot more villainesses.”
Note to Marvel: make more kickass lady villains, and less shitty Avengers-esque alien armies.
Thor: Ragnarok hits UK Cinemas October 27.