A superhero is only as good as his villain, and the DC Universe is stocked with some terrific bad guys for our heroes to defeat over, and over, and over again. Unfortunately, it seems like Hollywood thinks that when it comes to DC Comics, the villain cupboard consists of Lex Luthor and the Joker, and not much else. Look no farther than Batman v Superman and the forthcoming Suicide Squad, which have brought us these characters yet again, for the third time each in the past 40 years of #Movie making.
But villains and anti-heroes are all the rage these days, with Deadpool destroying at the box office and the aforementioned Suicide Squad generating solid buzz leading up to its release. If Suicide Squad is able to do strong business, it might open people’s eyes to the plethora of outstanding villains at DC’s disposal, including these 10 truly underrated (and, when it comes to Hollywood, underutilized) baddies.