with Daredevil: Born Again was announced at SDCC 2022 as The MCU’s first fully canon Daredevil project, and it looks like Marvel is finally ready to develop more grounded storylines and flesh out the street-level elements of the MCU. Spider-Man: No Way Home was the catalyst for these changes as she introduced Matt Murdock to the MCU and made Spider-Man a much more grounded hero, as confirmed by Kevin Feige.
Now that Daredevil and Spider-Man exist as street heroes, it’s clear that more grounded comic book villains will begin to debut in the universe, similar to the introduction of The Kingpin in Hawkeye. There are tons of mob bosses, thugs, thugs, and assassins that could make their MCU debut and run the streets, possibly facing heroes like She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Daredevil, and Spider-Man in the future.
11 Jigsaw puzzle
William Russo, later known as Jigsaw, is a badly disfigured crime boss whose face was disfigured by the Punisher due to his involvement in the death of Frank Castle’s family. He survived Castle’s attack and used his new, despicable demeanor to work his way up to a position of power as a criminal authority and become Castle’s archenemy.
William Rousseau appeared in the Punisher portrayed by Ben Barnes and became Jigsaw on screen before being killed by Castle. The canonicality of these events in the MCU is uncertain, meaning that a rebooted version of the character could very well debut in this continuity. Jigsaw is a formidable street-level foe, and has also been known to face off against Spider-Man and Daredevil, as well as being a member of The Thunderbolts, suggesting that he may at least make a cameo appearance in the future Thunderstorms installment plan.
9 Lady Apple
As a child, Maki Matsumoto was imprisoned by the Yakuza, who planned to sell her and many other children like her into slavery. However, Mechik soon arrived and killed these thugs on an unrelated mission, accidentally saving the girl from a lifetime of torture. Maki was inspired by the sight of the Sword effortlessly defeating her captors, leading her to become a martial arts expert and supervillain named Lady Sword.
Lady Bullseye would make a great antagonist for a future MCU project, especially alongside Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk since they work so closely together in the comics. After the success of Wilson Bethel’s performance as Bear in the Daredevilleading to a surge in the character’s popularity, Lady Bear’s live-action debut is a no-brainer. This upcoming fan-favorite character may continue to join The Thunderbolts Thunderstormsor join another team like The Masters Of Evil in the MCU.
8 Mr. Fear
Lawrence Cranston is a supervillain who both admires and hates Daredevil. This hatred stems from Matt Murdock defeating Cranston in a law school mock trial, which later led to Cranston donning the gear of the original Mr. Fear, becoming a new version of the villain and acting on his suspicions of Murdock’s dual identity. Using his fear gas and his influence over other villains to make life hell for Matt and those close to him.
With his more eccentric and less grounded skills, Mr. Fear could be a great choice for Daredevil: Born AgainThe main antagonist of Art as Mr. Fear’s goofy yet terrifying nature would fit perfectly into the modern MCU while distancing this show from Netflix Daredevilrealistic, gritty tone. Mr. Fear’s fear gas will allow the writers access to fight and conflict scenes never seen before in a Daredevil project, making the Daredevil reboot worthy.
7 Typhoid Mary
Typhoid Mary is a mutant supervillain with powers such as pyrokinesis, telekinesis, and telepathy, as well as excellent martial arts and blade skills. These abilities developed in Mary Walker due to childhood abuse, which also resulted in dissociative identity disorder, giving birth to her villainous personality.
Since she is an enemy of the likes of Spider-Man and Daredevil, the MCU already has a perfect place for Typhoid Mary, especially because of her associations with The Kingpin. A version of this character appeared in the Iron fistdepicted Alice Eve, meaning that a rebooted version of the character could soon join the MCU’s main timeline, possibly in Daredevil: Born Again or Echo.
A sworn enemy of the Moon Knights, Bushman is a former mercenary and ally of Mark Spector who killed him and left him for dead during a mission, leading Mark to make a deal with Konshu and use his powers to become a Moon Knight. This character goes on to run the drug and gambling rings in New York City, later clashing with Moon Knight, who comes for revenge.
Jeremy Slater, writer Moon Knightexplained that the character was not included in the series because he thought Bushman was too similar to him Black Panther‘s Killmonger. In Asylum, however, Mark dropped the Bushman name. This means that the Bushman may appear next season, which is supposedly currently shooting in Cairo according to Oscar Isaacsetting up Bushman as the perfect, grounded Season 2 antagonist.
The Punisher is the alter ego of veteran Frank Castle, who wages a one-man war against organized crime to serve justice and avenge the brutal murder of his wife and children. While not a villain in the traditional sense, Castle is technically more of an anti-hero, Castle’s inhuman crime-fighting methods have put him at odds with many heroes over the years.
Frank Castle was excellently played by Jon Bernthal the punisher he may well appear in the MCU in the rebooted Punisher franchise, according to rumors. This character has limitless potential in the MCU, with the possibility of joining many future teams such as The Thunderbolts, The Midnight Sons or The Defenders. With the recent push to unlock the R-rated side of the MCU, now Blade and Deadpool are joining the universe, possibly The Punisher may be coming to the MCU soon.
4 Mr. Negative
Chinatown’s crime lord, Martin Lee, gained control of the Darkforce and The Lightforce during a botched drug experiment. This led to the character’s evolution into Mr. Negative, a brutal New York City crime boss who also maintains a false identity as the kind-hearted owner of a diner called FEAST As a key player in New York’s underground, Negative is the human antagonist – a spider.
With the advent of the FEAST shelter Spider-Man: No Way Home, it seems that Marvel may be planting the seeds for this villain to become a future antagonist in the MCU Spider-Man franchise. It can be assumed that he will appear in an upcoming film in the near future. When The Kingpin and other criminal organizations such as The Tracksuit Mafia invade New York, Martin Lee may become the leader of Chinatown’s underground.
3 An apple
Bullseye is an assassin capable of turning any inanimate object into a deadly projectile. This ability, combined with his amazing marksmanship, makes him a formidable opponent for heroes like Daredevil and a valuable asset for villains like Kingpin. Wilson Bethel as Bear on Netflix Daredevil was met with incredible praise. This caused a sharp rise in the popularity of the character.
Given that both Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk have both crossed the Netflix-verse into the MCU, it’s highly likely that Bethel will do the same. Otherwise, a revamped version of the character will almost certainly debut. Not just character one of Daredevil’s most famous enemies but also a popular member of The Thunderbolts and the Dark Avengers.
After a childhood of abuse and suffering, Joseph grew up to become an assassin for Maggio. He later became the villain Hammerhead when his skull was destroyed in a fight and replaced with a new one made of steel by Jonas Harrow during a rescue operation.
As one of Spider-Man’s most well-known, grounded foes, Hammerhead is bound to appear in the MCU at some point as a major antagonist. This character is far-fetched enough to make a great villain in the MCU, but solid and realistic enough to fit in alongside other characters like Wilson Fisk in the events of the Criminal Courts.
After years of ostracism due to his albinism, Alonzo Lincoln grew up to become a police officer. After becoming a vicious bully, Alonso was nicknamed Tombstone for his cold demeanor and now large, muscular frame. Over the years, Tombstone has evolved into a key player in the New York underground, working with every major crime lord in Marvel Comics and battling the likes of Daredevil, Punisher, and Spider-Man.
Tombstone is a very flexible character and can fit well into any organized crime environment, making him a prime candidate for the MCU’s criminal underworld. He’s also a worthy opponent for most of the MCU’s limited heroes, and a worthy ally to many Marvel villains. He could appear in a Daredevil born again or the Spider-Man project.