Top Ten Most Underutilized Marvel Cinematic Universe CharactersThis is different than the Most Underrated McU Characters list, as it focuses on characters who weren't utilized very well, either due to constraints on the actors or otherwise. These characters aren't underrated per se, but they are not popular because they aren't given enough screen-time or development.
He was literally only in one movie, Age of Ultron, unfortunately dying without much else to him other than his super speed and experimentation, not to mention being with Ultron. I was sad to see an Avenger actually dying in the movie, especially a new one. Even though Wanda lives on for more movies, it's really bad to see her brother go.
They had to kill him off early due to Fox owning X-Men at the time.
I completely agree
Oh Sif, you really should've been more utilized in the Thor movies. Just a supporting role in the first two roles and NEVER APPEARING IN RAGNAROK AT ALL. Maybe Loki (in his tenure posing as Odin between movies) exiled her, but this prevented her from ever being in that movie regardless. And then apparently it's confirmed that Thanos's snap had killed her offscreen.
Yeah, would have been awesome along with other Asgardian characters to get more attention.
And just like Sif, these three guys never got utilized much at all, despite minor roles in the first two Thor movies. What's worse is that they are pretty much immediately killed by Hela in Ragnarok (Hogun at least had an entire army helping him, but she singlehandedly slaughters everyone). Fandral gets it worst.
Benicio del Toro plays a rather enigmatic role, but his roles have always been minor, with his best being a Thor: The Dark World mid-credits scene along with a more interesting role in GotG. He's supposed to be a villain too. We don't even know what happens to him in Infinity War, whether or not he was killed by Thanos is hard to tell.
He was pretty cool
He could've been an interesting villain who despite being somewhat cliche seemed to have that villainous tone, even letting Loki be his underling. The next time we see him in Guardians of the Galaxy, Ronan just kills him in an argument in Thanos's throne room. Really lame.
Am I one of the only ones here who wishes there was a second Hulk movie? He gets barely any screen-time in the Edward Norton movie, and only shades of villainy which we never see again for the rest of the MCU. I hope there's a new movie for the Hulk with this guy as the antagonist.
The comics make him out to be one of Captain America's main adversaries. His double agent stunt in Winter Soldier is fine, but it's a minor role. And much like other characters, in a sequel movie (Civil War in this case), he's basically the starter villain to be killed in the first part of the movie.
Minor, but the movie focused on other characters, which was the right choice.
Naturally Heimdall has been rather underutilized throughout the series. It kind of sucks for Idris Elba not to get much of the screentime his character had overall. At least he was the best character in Ragnarok, sending the Asgardians to safety and protecting them while Hela takes over, but still, his underutilization cannot be ignored.
Another Hydra villain without a whole lot of screentime. He's responsible for the test subjects in Pietro and Wanda Maximoff as depicted in Winter Soldier's post-credits scene, and has a slightly bigger role in Age of Ultron, but is unceremoniously killed off by Ultron later on.
The all-powerful Sorcerer who passionately fought the Black Order and then left...for a sandwich?
We'll see if Korath is gonna get more development in Captain Marvel, since he and Ronan are gonna be in that movie, even though he gets killed in GotG.
Hopefully a good Marvel villain.
Just recently watched this movie. They were trying to find a cure for her when the snap happened. She was interesting.
He's my favorite