With great power comes a whole bunch of creepy dudes who make Peter Parker’s life totally miserable.

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Which Spider-Man Villain Are You?

  1. You got: The Lizard

    You’re a smart person and a generally upstanding citizen, but you have a dark side that sometimes gets in the way of all the good you do.

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  2. You got: Kraven the Hunter

    You live for adventure, and are constantly looking for a new thrill. That’s cool, but sometimes you take it a bit too far.

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  3. You got: Sandman

    You’re hard-working and unpretentious, but sometimes make unethical decisions when you feel like you’re not getting what you need.

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  4. You got: Electro

    You’re the kind of person who sometimes randomly lucks into great things, but you don’t take it for granted. You make the most of every opportunity you get.

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  5. You got: Hobgoblin

    You really enjoy the freedom that comes along with anonymity, and sometimes abuse that. You’re a very private person, and tend to be very secretive.

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  6. You got: Carnage

    You’re kind of a maniac, and don’t care if following your whims ends up hurting other people. You’re very scary, to be honest.

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  7. You got: Green Goblin

    You’re extremely ambitious and enjoy being in positions of influence, but sometimes give in to the inevitable temptations that come with power.

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  8. You got: Venom

    You have a tendency to get very attached to the people you care about, which can be cool, but can lead to a really bad scene if you ever get rejected.

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  9. You got: Doctor Octopus

    You’re very intelligent and you genuinely want to help other people, but get extremely frustrated when people don’t show you enough respect or credit you for your achievement.

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Imagine, if you will, an entirely new X-Men film franchise set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Uhhh, this post might qualify as fan fiction.

1. Let’s pretend that we live in a better world where Fox is able to put aside its ego and work with Marvel on an X-Men movie franchise that is more faithful to the comics and fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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For the X-Men to make sense in the context of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, let’s say the X-movies take place a few years ahead of the timeline of the rest of the Marvel films. This way the movies can subtly lay clues for what’s to come in other MCU movies while existing off to the side, and in a future where normal humans are horrified by the idea of mutants. We meet the X-Men at the Xavier School, and they’ve existed for at least a few years, and mostly operate in secret.

2. The movie should hinge on the love triangle of Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Wolverine.

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This drawing by Frank Quitely captures the ideal dynamic of these three characters — “good girl” Jean is drawn to the sexy, badass Wolverine, but is still involved with her long-term boyfriend Cyclops. Cyclops should be uptight and angsty, but also be a believable romantic rival of Wolverine — commanding, intense, sexy in a nerdy way.

3. Gael Garcia Bernal as Wolverine

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Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal is our Wolverine — cool, rugged, mysterious, intense. It would be difficult to step into a role made iconic by Hugh Jackman, but he could do it, especially if he brought his own energy to it. Also, as a bonus, Bernal is 5’6”, so he’s about the height of the comics version of the character more than the tall, strapping Jackman. Also, since Marvel would obviously want to use Wolverine in Avengers movies, let’s imply that he already has a history with Tony Stark and Steve Rogers.

4. Anna Kendrick as Jean Grey

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Famke Janssen’s version of Jean Grey in the original franchise was like a supermodel goddess, but Kendrick could play the character closer to her roots as a “girl next door” type who is gradually overwhelmed by her incredible psychic powers. Kendrick fits perfectly into the love triangle we’re setting up too — she seems demure in contrast to Bernal, but almost too perfectly matched with our Cyclops…

5. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cyclops

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Cyclops is a tough role to cast, since you need a guy the audience sees as attractive and interesting, but he has to seem like a total nerd in contrast with Wolverine. Gordon-Levitt is our man — he and Kendrick would come off like a “perfect” couple, but one that’s just a little too boring to be at the center of a story. This version of Cyclops should be doing his best not to crack under the pressure of trying to hold the X-Men together while his relationship with his long-term girlfriend Jean Grey dissolves. You should get the sense that he’s a guy who has been so focused on being Charles Xavier’s star student and heir apparent that he’s lost touch with his desires, much less Jean’s. That brings us to…

6. Rosamund Pike as Emma Frost

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Emma Frost starts off as a villain in this story, as a member of the Hellfire Club secret society and the headmistress of the Massachusetts Academy, the rival school of the Xavier Institute. She’s cold, calculating, and snarky, but totally committed to educating and protecting mutants. It should be established early on that there’s some kind of spark between Emma and Cyclops, which should come to a head in the third act when Emma is forced to defect to the X-Men’s side. By the end of the film, they should begin a psychic affair — she’s drawn to his complex, repressed mind, and she’s everything Jean is not. Pike is just a bit older than Gordon-Levitt, which is just as it should be in this complicated but sexy dynamic.

7. Kiernan Shipka as Kitty Pryde

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Our Kitty Pryde is a young teen played by an actual young teen, Kiernan Shipka. (You might know her as Sally Draper on Mad Men.) Kitty is our point of view character — she should join the Xavier Institute in the first act, after the Massachusetts Academy tries to forcibly recruit her. She and Emma Frost should totally hate each other, and she should immediately bond with Wolverine, who teaches her how to defend herself.

8. Lupita Nyong’o as Storm

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This is no-brainer casting, right? Storm is a central member of the X-Men in this movie, and quickly develops a maternal relationship with Kitty.

9. Antonia Thomas as Rogue

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Rogue should start out in this story as a student of Emma Frost at the Massachusetts Academy. This should set up an awkward dynamic with the X-Men when she defects along with Frost in the third act — no one should trust her at first, but she quickly proves herself just by being the sassy, heroic Rogue we all know and love.

10. Christoph Waltz as the voice of Nightcrawler

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The version of Nightcrawler in this film series ought to be entirely CGI, much like the sort of performances Andy Serkis has done in the Lord of the Rings and Planet of the Apes series. His voice should be provided by Christoph Waltz, because can you name another actor in Hollywood with a German accent who could seem so jolly? Nightcrawler should be a swashbuckling comic relief character who steals every scene he’s in.

11. ??????? as Colossus

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This one is really difficult! Our Colossus should a bit older than Kitty Pryde, but still age appropriate, since they should immediately have a crush on one another. So if you know any super ripped guys who are, say, 18 to 20 years old…

12. Michael Cera as the voice of Beast

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Beast is another all-CGI character, like Nightcrawler. Michael Cera may seem like a weird choice, but his voice would perfectly convey the irony of a sweet, awkward genius trapped in the body of a big blue monster. Beast should be a supporting character in this — it should be established that he was one of Xavier’s first students along with Cyclops and Jean, but these days he’s more focused on teaching and being the school’s resident scientist/doctor.

13. Colin Firth as Professor Charles Xavier

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This is not an easy role to step into, as you’d have to compete with both Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy’s widely beloved interpretations of the character. Colin Firth could handle this, though, and bring his own sort of gravitas to the role. The Xavier we meet in this movie should be very inspiring and benevolent, but there should be some implication that he’s got some dark secrets we’ll find out about in later films.

14. Vincent Cassel as Magneto

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This version of Magneto should be immediately set up as a frenemy of Xavier, and a former adversary of the X-Men. When we meet him, he’s already infiltrated the Hellfire Club at the request of Xavier, but there should be some complication that leads to him turning against both sides and going his own way. Vincent Cassel’s version of Magneto would split the difference between Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellan’s versions while bringing his own odd, sinister sexuality to the role.

15. Jessica Chastain as Mystique

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Mystique should be a mysterious character in this — she’s engineering a conflict between the X-Men and the Hellfire Club, but to what end? And what’s her connection to Charles Xavier? And…wait, is she Nightcrawler’s mom? We should leave this movie wanting to know the answers to these questions about her, and more.

16. Gerard Butler as Sebastian Shaw

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Sebastian Shaw is the big bad of this movie — he’s the Black King of the utterly corrupt Hellfire Club. He has a horribly abusive relationship with Emma Frost, and there should be some implication that he’s somehow connected to both Wolverine’s origin and Tony Stark. Gerard Butler is the right dude for this role, since he’s beefy enough to be an intimating physical presence, and could convincingly play an old money creep.

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Let’s face it, bad guys have a lot more fun.

Which Marvel Villain Are You?

  1. You got: M.O.D.O.K.

    You’re extremely smart, but have major anger issues. That is understandable, since you are a giant mutated head with tiny arms and legs who flies around in a floating chair.

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  2. You got: Ultron

    You’re cold and calculating, and feel totally removed from humanity. This makes sense, since you are an unfathomably brilliant artificial intelligence in an indestructible metal body.

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  3. You got: The Kingpin

    You have a brilliant mind for business, but you’re far too greedy. You obsess on obstacles to your success, and are ruthless in pursuing vengeance against those you feel have wronged you.

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  4. You got: Venom

    You have a tendency to define yourself by your relationship to other people – a rival, a co-dependent partner, etc. This leads you to act out in destructive ways sometimes, especially if you feel jealous or rejected.

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  5. You got: Thanos

    You are extremely morbid and relentless in your pursuit of power. You are willing to do REALLY CRAZY THINGS to impress someone you have a crush on.

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  6. You got: Galactus

    You are a being of unfathomable hunger. Your appetite is so ravenous that you’d, like, eat an entire planet. You get REALLY CRANKY when you haven’t been fed.

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  7. You got: Green Goblin

    Your personality is very unpredictable, maybe even bipolar. You’re very smart and successful, but have a dark side that threatens to ruin everything you’ve achieved.

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  8. You got: Dr. Doom

    You have a major superiority complex, and go out of your way to surround yourself with people who affirm your delusions of grandeur. You care too much about what other people think of you, and tend to get really hung up on people you secretly suspect are better than you.

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  9. You got: Mystique

    You have very noble goals, but you’re very amoral when it comes to how you fight for what you believe in. You’re extremely deceptive, and may have fooled yourself into believing that you’re more heroic than you really are.

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  10. You got: Dark Phoenix

    You’re not a bad person, but have a tendency to make truly disastrous decisions when you lose your temper. You are extremely passionate about enacting progressive change, but your methods are perhaps a bit too radical.

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  11. You got: Magneto

    You’re a person with very ambiguous morality: You fight for an extremely noble cause, but are willing to do horrible things in the name of what is right. To some you’re a hero, and to others, you’re a monster.

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  12. You got: Loki

    You’re an amoral trickster, and you live to mess with people’s heads. Like most trolls, you like to cause chaos because you feel alienated and insecure.

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