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Anticipated Movie Villains Of 2024

January 4th, 2024Anticipated Movie Villains Of 2024

As we look ahead to all the anticipated 2024 movies that will be coming to AMC Theatres in the coming weeks and months, we also must take a look at all the antagonists that will give our big-screen heroes a run for their money and try to stop them in their tracks. What is a hero’s journey without someone standing in their way?

Throughout the year, movies like DUNE: PART TWO, FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA, and KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES will introduce audiences to some truly hellacious and diabolical big bads. Here are the anticipated movie villains we can’t wait to meet in 2024.

Regina George (Mean Girls)

With the original MEAN GIRLS celebrating a major anniversary in 2024, a new musical based on the 2004 coming-of-age comedy, as well as the Broadway production of the same name, will hit the big screen with new actors playing all those iconic characters from North Shore High School. This includes Regina George, who will be portrayed by Reneé Rapp when the movie hits the big screen in January.

Based on what we’ve seen of Rapp’s portrayal of the leader of the Plastics so far, this version of the vindictive high schooler is just as vicious as Rachel McAdams’ version.

MEAN GIRLS opens January 12

Ezekiel Sims (Madame Web)

We’ve met some sinister Spider-Man villains over the years, and we’ll be introduced to a new addition on that list when we meet Ezekiel Sims (Tahar Rahim) when MADAME WEB opens in February. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the upcoming superhero movie’s antagonist donning a suit strikingly similar to that of the famous Web-Head. Still, we know he is trying to stop Dakota Johnson’s titular character and three young women who could become Spider-Woman.

MADAME WEB opens February 14

Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen (Dune: Part Two)

Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE: PART TWO has been one of the most anticipated science fiction films in quite some time, and the anticipation is about to reach its boiling point. One of the reasons for all the excitement, at least for some of us, is the introduction of Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen (Austin Butler), the young nephew of Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård), and his presumed heir. A frightening appearance, awesome combat skills, and a layer of mystery all make him one we can’t wait to see.

DUNE: PART TWO opens March 1

The Death Chill (Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire)

Not a lot is known about the Death Chill in GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE, but the mystery of the evil force that turns a Big Apple summer into the second Ice Age has us very excited for what’s to come. Will the Death Chill take the form of a nightmarish monster like in previous installments in the franchise or will it remain a massive force of destruction? Honestly, that’s what makes this so exhilarating.


Warlord Dementus (Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga)

The Wasteland has always been a place for interesting characters and over-the-top villains throughout the MAD MAX movies, and that appears to again be the case for George Miller’s latest addition to his beloved franchise. When FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA opens on the big screen and introduces us to a younger version of the titular imperator played by Anya Taylor-Joy, we’ll also get to meet Chris Hemsworth’s Warlord Dementus.

The leader of the Biker Horde, a ferocious gang vying for control of the vast Wasteland, Dementus looks to be a wild and deadly villain up there with Immortan Joe, Lord Humungus, and all the other baddies we’ve met over the years.

Get Tickets FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA opens May 24

Proximus Caesar (Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes)

Set roughly 300 years after the most recent film in the franchise, KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES will introduce audiences to a new civilization, a new set of heroes and, of course, a new villain in the form of Proximus Caesar (Kevin Durand). The powerful leader of a clan of apes hellbent on enslaving his rivals and the planet’s remaining humans to carry out his various schemes, the chimpanzee looks to be as formidable as any other overly zealous ruler the series has seen so far.


Nikolai Kravinoff (Kraven the Hunter)

KRAVEN THE HUNTER will finally make its way to the big screen before the end of the summer and take comic book fans and moviegoers on an anti-hero’s journey like no other. While Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Sergei Kravinoff is far from your prototypical hero, his estranged father, Nikolai Kravinoff (Russell Crowe) looks and sounds about as sinister as villains come. And, with the decorated actor bringing the Marvel hunter and warlord to life, this is going to be a good time.

 KRAVEN THE HUNTER opens August 30

Art the Clown (Terrifier 3)

Damien Leone’s TERRIFIER franchise has become one of the premier horror properties in recent years, and that series will continue a little longer when Art the Clown (David Howard Thorton) returns to cause even more carnage and bloodshed. We don’t know a lot about TERRIFIER 3 besides the fact that it will have a Christmas theme, but we can’t wait to see what unique and heinous presents the iconic horror villain has in store for us.

Remind Me TERRIFIER 3 opens October 25

Count Orlok (Nosferatu)

Years in the making, Robert Eggers’ adaptation of NOSFERATU is finally arriving later in 2024, which means we’re only months away from seeing Bill Skarsgård’s take on the mysterious and deadly Count Orlock. If Skarsgård’s performance is anything like his portrayal of Pennywise in the IT movies, or close to Max Schreck’s version of the character from the original 1922 silent film, this is going to be a vampire we’ll be talking about for quite some time.

Remind Me NOSFERATU opens December 25

If you want to see these 2024 movie villains and the heroes who will rise against them, make sure to visit your local AMC Theatres location throughout the year. To learn more about these movies, check out AMC Scene.

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