So we all love Loki right? and when Daredevil season 1 was released Vincent D’Onofrio’s portrayal of Wilson Fisk had people raving about his character more than Daredevil himself! It seems in the Marvel Cinematic Universe the Villains might not always win their fights but their the ones with the best press (off-screen at least).
Netflix’s marvel universe does Villains really well with Wilson Fisk AKA the Kingpin, Zebediah Kilgrave AKA the Purple Man and now Cornell Stokes AKA Cottonmouth are three brilliantly written characters that were terrible people but complex and enjoyable fictional characters that add something to the plot and the aesthetic that it wouldn’t have otherwise.
Now a lot of that is the fantastic casting done by Netflix. I doubt that Kilgrave would have been such an engaging character if he wasn’t played by the remarkable David Tennant.
But when you compare the Villains in DC and in some of the MCU the Netflix Villains are more complex, better written and more diverse which makes people get more attached to them.
Here’s hoping that Netflix continues it’s streak.