Originally Posted by PyroChamber
When a superhero movie is being made do you think it's a good idea to go with the hero's main archenemy first, or start with a different villain and work your way up to the main one in a sequel?
With the Nolan trilogy, we started with Ra's al Ghul and Scarecrow first then went to the Joker in the second movie.
Iron Man: Iron Monger first, Whiplash and Justin Hammer second, with the third one now we're getting the Mandarin.
You know it really depends on the franchise. With some, I think it's better to set him up in the first movie, and to go with a "beginner" enemy (not to say they're weak, but you need room to escalate the conflict).
With others, they are so integral to the premise, that you need them in the first movie.