10 Characters Gary Oldman Could Play In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

10. Chameleon

Chameleon

As an actor, Gary Oldman has proven himself to be quite the chameleon. Just look at his Oscar-winning performance in The Darkest Hour. Why not take that one step further and have him actually play Dmitri Smerdyakov, a.k.a. The Chameleon? The web-slinger’s oldest supervillain, he debuted in the very first issue of Amazing Spider-Man, but he has yet to make the jump to the big screen. However, I think he would be a great villain for this younger version of Peter Parker and Oldman could be fantastic in a role like this.

Chameleon oftentimes gets overlooked in Spider-Man’s pantheon of supervillains, but he is a character that you could do a lot with on the big screen. It would be a lot of fun to see someone as versatile as Oldman as the Marvel Universe’s resident Master of Disguise. That ability might also assist in making the 59-year-old actor more of a believable threat to Spidey by having him simply be disguised as another person during a fight scene. Another way around that problem is to just team him up with another villain who is more of a physical threat to the hero, such as Chameleon’s half-brother Kraven the Hunter, another major character who has yet to appear in the film world.

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).

  • Rammy

    Walton Goggins for Mephisto!

  • Shannon Michele Patrick

    Gary Oldman should play these top 5. 1) Chameleon. 2) Mysterio. 3) Kang the Conqueror. 4) Mephisto. 5) J. Jonah Jameson. I see Gary playing those villains.

  • Sage Rogers

    In my opinion, this lists #1 misses by just a little. When I see Gary Oldman, Ben Urich come screaming to my mind. So if you ask me, #1 should not be the owner of the daily bugle, but it’s top reporter.

    • Jake Brower

      Urich’s already in Daredevil.