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Anticipated Movie Villains Of 2023

May 11th, 2023Anticipated Movie Villains Of 2023

There are a lot of highly anticipated movies coming out in 2023. Like a lot! In the coming weeks alone, we will experience the return of some of our favorite heroes like Dom Toretto, Indiana Jones, the Flash and the Disney Princess, Ariel. But with every hero, there must be a villain, and there is a long list of movie villains that we can’t wait to see on the big screen.

As we look towards what could very well be the best year moviegoers have experienced in nearly half a decade, we just can’t overlook some of the movie villains that will give our favorite heroes a run for their money and push them to their limits in the coming months. Here are the seven anticipated movie villains that will soon be coming to an AMC Theatres location near you…

Dante Reyes

There are two camps of FAST & FURIOUS villains: those with deep ties to the franchise’s roots and then those who push Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and company to the breaking point with over-the-top theatrics and some serious fire power. Luckily for fans of the franchise, Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa) falls into both categories, which means he could very well find a place at the top of the list when FAST X arrives in theaters later this spring.

The son of FAST FIVE villain Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), Dante, will be coming for Dom with everything he has, in hopes of avenging his father’s death all those years ago. And he won’t be alone, as the cyberterrorist Cipher (Charlize Theron) will be back for her third consecutive FAST & FURIOUS movie.

FAST X opens May 19th


Pat Carroll’s Ursula in the 1989 THE LITTLE MERMAID is one of best Disney villains, and there’s a good chance that Melissa McCarthy’s version of the character in the upcoming live-action remake could become just as iconic by introducing a new generation to the timeless antagonist.

And though we haven’t seen very much when it comes to McCarthy’s portrayal of the plotting sea witch, that’s honestly making us more excited to see what the hilarious comedian does with the performance.



Easily the most massive villain within the Transformers franchise is Unicron. Unlike Megatron or Lockdown, Unicron doesn’t take the form of a vehicle or ship, but instead, an entire planet. In TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS, Unicron is voiced by Colman Domingo and serves as the master to the Terrorcons and previously appeared in TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, in which it was revealed that the planet-destroying Transformer was actually Earth. Read more about the Transformers heroes and villains in TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS before it arrives in theatres.


General Zod

General Zod’s plan to transform Earth into a new Krypton didn’t sit well with our most powerful hero, Superman in Zach Snyder's 2013 MAN OF STEEL. Based on the trailer for THE FLASH, worlds collide in THE FLASH when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation with his terraforming devices again. As in MAN OF STEEL, General Zod will go face-to-face again with a powerful Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for in THE FLASH.

 THE FLASH opens June 16th

Jürgen Voller

Mads Mikkelsen has played villains in the James Bond universe, the MCU, and the Wizarding World. And this summer, he’ll add another beloved franchise to his list of accomplishments when he takes on the role of Jürgen Voller in INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY.

As was the case in the first and third INDIANA JONES adventures, Harrison Ford’s legendary adventurer will be going up against a Nazi with a diabolical plan. But instead of during World War II, Voller will test Indy in 1960s America with a nefarious plan involving the Apollo program.


If you want to see these 2023 movie villains, and the big screen heroes who will attempt to thwart their plans, make sure to visit your local AMC Theatres location throughout the year.

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