Top 10 Villains of Summer

The nemeses most likely to inspire fear and loathing at the boxoffice

Liev Schreiber, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (May 1)
Schreiber plays Victor Creed, a rival of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine who becomes Sabretooth.

Eric Bana, "Star Trek" (May 8)
Bana, who once was a comedian in his native Australia, plays the Enterprise crew's arch nemesis Nero.

Ewan McGregor, "Angels & Demons" (May 15)
McGregor's deceiving Carlo Ventresca proves problematic for Tom Hanks' Robert Langdon in this adaptation of the Dan Brown novel.

Skynet, "Terminator Salvation" (May 21)
The machines already have destroyed civilization with a nuclear war, now they're back to finish off a group of survivors led by John Connor.

John Travolta, "Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" (June 12)
Travolta faces off against Denzel Washington in this remake of the 1974 classic about a subway hijacking.

Billy Crudup, "Public Enemies" (July 1)
John Dillinger is the outlaw, but Crudup's J. Edgar Hoover is reportedly the heavy in Michael Mann's look at Depression-era gangsters. Hoover tries to use Dillinger's capture to jump-start a national police force.

Ralph Fiennes and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (July 17)
Fiennes returns as the sinister Lord Voldemort but this "Potter" also features Fiennes' nephew Hero as the younger He Who Shall Not Be Named.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (Aug. 7)
The classic toy Cobra Commander comes to life in this Hasbro adaptation.

Martin Wuttke, "Inglourious Basterds" (Aug. 21)
As Hitler in Quentin Tarantino's World War II revenge pic, Wuttke tries to fend off a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as the "Basterds."

George W. Bush, Michael Moore's untitled project (No date)
Ex-president Bush is the obvious bad guy in Moore's documentary about the U.S. economy.
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