Re: Should the archenemy be first?
If this were 1998, then yes. Nowadays? Absolutely not. Audiences have come to expect certain movies to become episodic franchises, and the comic book genre fits that mold better than any other. I wouldn't stick to such a rule too rigidly; however, because if a screenwriter & director have a solid vision that happens to include the archenemy first and foremost...I say go for it.