17 Hollywood Angels With The Face To Play A Comic Book Villain
4. Rachel Weisz/Anaconda
Clearly, Rachel Weisz is meant to play the reptilian villain, Anaconda. The two are a match made in heaven! Rachel has appeared in movies like The Mummy, Constantine, Eragon, and Oz the Great and Powerful before, so she is up to the task of playing a character in a less-than-realistic setting, and I happen to think playing a comic book villain should be her next venture.
She is one actress who is not typecast and who does not play the same type of character over and over, which I respect.
So while she can pull off the loving, heartbroken mother in The Lovely Bones, and a UN peacekeeper in The Whistleblower, she could also pull off being a snake villain who possesses powers of elasticity, healing, stamina, longevity, and breathing underwater.
Plus, her husband is James Bond (Daniel Craig), so they would make a pretty interesting pair! At the end of the day, I see a villain on her face, or at least a dormant one waiting for the right opportunity.
3. Christina Ricci/Talia al Ghul
Christina Ricci is known for playing dark roles, like when she played axe murderer Lizzie Borden in 2015’s The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. Even as a kid, she played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and the protagonist Kat in Casper.
She just has that dark look, and it has fared well for her. Christina has already had villainous roles, and they suit her. I think she resembles the darkly sexy anti-hero Talia al-Ghul.
Marion Cotillard took on the role in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises, but she does not have the evil sort of beauty that Christina possesses that would bring this villain to life the best.
Talia is a character worthy of only the best, because she has the power of longevity, advanced combat, high intellect, and is a skilled assassin. She shares her darkly enchanting features with Christina; both women dazzling with their shiny black locks, fair skin, and natural beauty.
2. Laura Prepon/Black Widow
I have begun to see That 70’s Show’s Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon) in a new, more sinister light since she began playing inmate Alex Vause on Orange is the New Black. Before that, no matter what role she played she was always the red-headed teenager from small-town, 1970’s Wisconsin.
But with the raven black hair and eyes that could kill, she has the face to play a villain, and by that I mean a bigger villain than a prison inmate and lesbian lover. I was thinking more along the lines of Black Widow.
Scarlett Johansson may play her in the Avengers films, but I am talking about the times she was a foe of the Avengers, and not their ally.
Like many on this list, the Black Widow has dabbled in both good and bad. The Scientologist actress shares with the Black Widow not only looks, but the fact that both have ties to Russia, as Laura’s family were Russian Jews, and Black Widow (whose given name was Natalia Romanova) was from Stalingrad.
1. Katie Holmes/Cheshire
Ever since Katie Holmes starred in her breakout role on Dawson’s Creek as little Joey Potter (even though in real life she was 20), it has crossed my mind that she looks kind of devious.
Beautiful, yes, but when she smiles, there is something about her that looks almost sinister. I have noticed this with several actresses actually, and she is one of them. Because of this, I have likened her to the villain Cheshire, who is a Vietnamese mercenary and one of the deadliest assassins in the DC Universe. She is an expert in both martial arts and the use of poisons.
So obviously, their physical resemblance is where the commonality between Katie and Cheshire ends, especially since Katie enjoys “being the cute, little one.” There is nothing cute about Cheshire!
Katie was in one superhero movie, Batman Begins, in which she played Rachel Dawes, a childhood friend of Bruce Wayne’s and a character specifically created for the live-action Batman film.
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