Krampus vs Lucy Liu: Who Will Be The True Villain In “Red One”?

Red One promises to deliver a unique and thrilling take on holiday movie villains

Key Takeaways

  • Krampus, the antithesis of Santa Claus, known for punishing misbehaving children, could be a formidable foe in the film.
  • However, we can’t discount the potential for Lucy Liu to step into a villainous role.
  • This could mean a complex web of villainy involving both Krampus and human antagonists.

As anticipation builds for Amazon MGM Studios’ upcoming holiday action-adventure “Red One,” fans are buzzing with speculation about who will emerge as the film’s main antagonist.

While recent behind-the-scenes images have teased the presence of Krampus, the legendary European folklore creature, the star-studded cast also includes Lucy Lui, known for her compelling villain roles.

This leaves us wondering: who will be the true big bad in this festive spectacle?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who plays Callum Drift, Commander of the E.L.F. (Elven Liberation Force?), recently shared an intriguing image on social media.

The photo shows Johnson’s character facing off a towering Krampus, with only the creature’s imposing torso visible.

This reveal suggests that Krampus, the antithesis of Santa Claus, known for punishing misbehaving children, could be a formidable foe in the film.

Johnson’s caption accompanying the image heightens the anticipation,

“Sometimes Christmas mythology is scary. This is Krampus. Yup, that’s his torso, and this is a big problem.”

Via Instagram

The actor’s words simply imply that Krampus will play a significant role in the movie’s conflict.

However, we can’t discount the potential for Lucy Liu to step into a villainous role.

With her track record of memorable antagonists in films like “Charlie’s Angels” and “Kill Bill,” Liu certainly has the ability to portray a compelling villain.

Her recent turn as a supervillain in “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” further cements her capacity to bring depth and intrigue to any antagonist role.

The film’s premise, which involves Santa Claus (played by J.K. Simmons) being kidnapped and Johnson’s character teaming up with a bounty hunter (Chris Evans) to save Christmas, leaves room for multiple adversaries.

It’s possible that Lui could be portraying a human antagonist working in league with or against the mythological Krampus.

Another theory is that the film might subvert expectations, with Krampus initially presented as the villain before revealing a great threat behind the scenes – potentially a character played by Liu.

As “Red One” aims to launch a new action-adventure franchise set in the holiday genre, the film is likely to weave together multiple threads of Christmas myth and modern storytelling.

This could mean a complex web of villainy involving both Krampus and human antagonists.

With the film’s release date set for November 15, 2024, fans will have to wait a while longer to unravel the mystery.

One thing is certain: whether it’s the terrifying Krampus or a cunning character brought to life by Lucy Liu, “Red One” promises to deliver a unique and thrilling take on holiday movie villains.

In Case You Didn’t Know

  • J.K Simmons plays Santa Claus in the movie, described as a “superhero Santa Claus.”
  • The film is set for a global theatrical release on November 15, 2024, before it will be available on Prime Video.
  • Chris Evans plays a character named Jack O’Malley, described as an “everyman” who gets dragged into the battle to save Christmas.

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