Alfred Hitchcock, the legendary film producer, has famously stated that the more effective the villain, the more successful the film. As it turns out, the cinematic genius was much more accurate than he could have imagined at the time. In today’s world, the more successful the villain, the more probable the figure will get a whole prequel film dedicated to his or her beginnings. Movies like 2014’s “Maleficent” and 2019’s “Joker” demonstrated that viewers will pay a lot of money for nice bad men, with the former grossing over $750 million worldwide and the

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