It's sort of inherent in villains who cry "vengeance!" that they possess superweaponry. After all, if they were wronged once, they were pushovers back then, and must have upgraded somehow to become a credible threat.
On the other hand, they also need a bunch of followers if their superweapon is a starship. We already have some powerful imagery of the villain standing alone, and fighting alone... If he can
control a ship without cohorts of goons, then it would probably be enjoyable to watch him treat starships as disposable tools, rather than trust his fates on any single one.