Episode #44 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees Dan, Imran and Denis-Jose Francois sit down to discuss the surprising rise of movies that position established villains as the protagonist. Through movies like Joker, Cruella, Suicide Squad, Venom, Dracula Untold, Maleficent... we're seeing more sympathetic presentations of villains we've come to affectionately *hate* for decades. But what inspires a shift like this - are we running out of super hero stories to tell? Is this a move indicative of evolving audience tastes? And what's the future of on-screen villainy if there are no on-screen villains?
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