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A villain in a work of fiction, as a movie or comic book, having superhuman powers or greatly enhanced abilities, usually portrayed as the antagonist to a superhero.
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This time, director Todd Phillips offers an origin story to the Batman supervillian with Joaquin Phoenix in the starring role.
Add to that the politics of superhero society, an ominous supervillian who will take every advantage of Danny possible, and the mysterious plague that is creating new superheroes at a staggering rate, and Danny, a.k.a.
SUICIDE SQUAD IT might have attracted some bad reviews but the supervillian movie set an August box office record for its opening weekend, raking in $135.1m in North American ticket sales.
p.98 ("Minions" Review) A supervillian, voiced by Sandra Bullock, who uses the services of the titular little yellow followers, in the prequel to the Illumination's "Despicable Me" animated movies.
and 1:30 a.m., HBO) Kick-Ass joins a team of costumed vigilantes led by Colonel Stars and Stripes, but the group is soon attacked by a supervillian seeking revenge for his father's death.
11, (2001) (discussing Osama Bin Laden's rise to "supervillian" prominence over Saddam Hussein); see also Bid Laden's Fatwa, PBS ONLINE NEWSHOUR (May 15, 2007), (presenting bin Laden's future "war" against the U.S.).
He seems to revel in the historic settings, with stories such as Stickleback, about a supervillian in Victorian times.
In Hand in Hand, Kitty Pryde is on a field trip with Logan (also known as Wolverine) when The Hand, a supervillian organization of mystical ninjas, attacks.
Gina Misiroglu ad Michael Eury's THE SUPERVILLIAN BOOK: THE EVIL SIDE OF COMICS AND HOLLYWOOD (0780809777, $65.00) draws from sources not just in comic books but in film animated TV, toys, newspaper and more, providing an exploration of the plots and lives of definitive evil characters.
Which is not to say that big studios weren't represented: DreamWorks Animation's "The Croods" showcased a loving family of cavemen (and women) and Universal's "Despicable Me 2" brought back would be supervillian Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), his adorable adopted daughters and the Minions.
Damien Locke can't wait for his sixteenth birthday, the day he will receive the "V" for villain on his thumb and be accepted into the local supervillian university.
He also gave a sense of authenticity to this bigger-than-life, cartoonish supervillian."