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.
Get Tickets 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.
Get Tickets 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.
Advance Tickets 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.
GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE opens March 22