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Both Marvel and DC have a gigantic roster of superheroes, supervillains, alien beings, and generally nasty characters that can be fed into their cinematic universes. Of course, not all are fit for the big screen, and several of the biggest names have already been brought into the MCU and DCEU. Still, now that superhero movies, and tie-in series to the movies, are going to be sticking around for a long time, there’s lots of time to bring in some interesting and relevant characters.

Candidates for the DCEU

We’re easing into the picks with a familiar face if you follow DCs TV universe, the Arrowverse, and are a fan of Supergirl and her new and improved suit. In the early days of the series, Supergirl struggled to find a worthy and compelling adversary. That is, until Season 2, when the rather dark story with Roulette (Veronica Sinclair) introduced a superhero fight. The granddaughter of the casino-owner Golden Age is a genius when it comes to calculating outcomes and has a knack for bending super-powered beings to her will.

Roulette could make for a great movie villain in a darker storyline, with cinematography that juxtaposes the glitz of the casino floor with the captive heroes battling below. In Supergirl, Roulette was portrayed very well by Dichen Lachman. Lachman will also be in Jurassic World: Dominion, so the potential for product placement alongside the rising actress is tremendous. States are offering online Igaming sites, and there are already superhero slots, so there’s bound to be a Roulette-themed game of roulette should she get into the DCEU.

Along with Roulette as a more minor villain, the DCEU also needs something more ominous to come into play. The DCEU has been guilty of rushing superheroes onto the screen, with a couple of exceptions, and wasted the potential of many of their villains. They need a plan that gradually builds up superheroes and eventually delivers a real challenge: a Darkseid-sized challenge. A true menace with a compelling backstory, Darkseid is worthy of his own line of movies before trying to take on the Justice League and friends.

Candidates for the MCU

Having successfully starred as the protagonist of a top-selling game, playing the part of a superhero fan turned-member of the Avengers, Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) has to be on the list. In the game, developers Crystal Dynamics created a superb story arc for Ms Marvel, and made her combat as enjoyable as playing The Hulk or Thor. Given the game’s sales and the positive feedback of the story mode, Kamala Khan has a lot of good press about her right now.

Furthermore, her cinematic foundations may already be in place. Kamala Khan is specifically a fan of Captain Marvel, who’s already in the MCU. Carol Danvers hasn’t been a major player – more a quick fix for a few cosmic-scale problems that have come around. This could either make it difficult for her to introduce Ms. Marvel, or much easier for the MCU to let Captain Marvel operate off-earth while Ms Marvel and the Inhumans come into play.

Hollywood has a habit of milking major events a couple of years down the line, and they’ve announced that Moon Knight will get his own series in 2022. In a few years, Urchin could wreak havoc on the future cast of superheroes. As the nemesis behind the well-received Contagion comic line of 2019, Urchin can quickly put major superheroes out of commission. Thus allowing for somewhat lesser characters to prove their worth. It’s a great equalizer and offers the potential to be a gateway into a new phase.

Some of them may be long-shots, but each of these characters delivers something that the cinematic universes either need or lack.

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Both Marvel and DC have a gigantic roster of superheroes, supervillains, alien beings, and generally nasty characters that can be fed into their cinematic universes. Of course, not all are fit for the big screen, and several of the biggest names have already been brought into the MCU and...