Who is the greatest comic book movie villain movie of all time? This has been the talk of the town for years. Heath Ledger portrayal of Joker, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Michael B. Jordan as Kilmonger, Josh Brolin as Thanos has been the most prominent villain of our generation. Recently Thanos was introduced in Avengers Infinity War. After the introduction of Thanos in big screen, people have been wondering, Is Thanos the best comic book villain?
oker is one of the most prominent character in comics. The character has been portrayed by various A list actors including Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill, Jared Leto, Cesar Romero and Heath Ledger. Heath Ledger was first introduced in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. The portrayal of Joker holds the gold standard for comic book character portrayal. The performance of Ledger received rave review from critics and audience. Heath went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in the supporting role. From his facial expression, maniacal scheme and voice modulation was pretty fantastic and intimidating. His performance of Psychopath and his maniac laugh was out of the world. “why So serious” one of my favorite comic book movie line of all time.
It’s just not excellent CGI and fantastic performance from Josh Brolin , Thanos was an interesting and frightening character. Thanos is unbeatable, a loving father and has a complex personality. He wants to wipe out half the population and save the world. He wants people to admire him for saving the universe. Thanos does not care about anyone standing in his way. Despite being cruel and maniac, he is a loving father. He loves his daughter but is willing to sacrifice her to complete his destiny. He thinks he is a Hero who is saving a countless life. He is not only bigger and and determined character , he always has a backup plan.
In my opinion Heath Ledger portrayed the character perfectly and we might not a better version any time soon. But Thanos was a character with story, complexity, determination and love. In terms of portrayal there is no match for Heath Ledger Joker but in terms of character Thanos might have a little edge. Who do you think is the better character? Share your thoughts on comment section.