10 villains who could appear in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

(CBR) Ronan the Accuser was memorably vile in the opening salvo of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film franchise, but thanks to Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax — not to mention the sacrifice of many brave members of the Nova Corps — Marvel Studios needs to find a new villain for “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.”

Like any film franchise, “Guardians” will have to go bigger for its second outing. Luckily, the history of Marvel is filled with cosmic killers, galactic despots, space monsters and interstellar demi-gods, all perfectly ready to step into the vacated shoes of Ronan and Korath. We assume Nebula will return, because it would be a crime not to use Karen Gillan in a second film, but who can she team with — or find herself competing against — that can make the cosmos shake? Well, there's always Thanos, but other than the Mad Titan, CBR presents a few suggestions for who we'd like to see face off with Star-Lord, Rocket and the rest of the crew.