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Toby Kebbell Will Be Doctor Doom
For the new Fantastic Four

02 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Last month, word arrived that 20th Century Fox was zeroing in on the likely candidate to play Victor Von Doom, the man who will be the primary nemesis for the new heroes in Josh Trank’s fresh take on the Fantastic Four comics. According to Variety we have a winner, in the shape of Toby Kebbell.

With Trank set to kick off shooting soon, the casting has been falling into place quickly. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell are aboard as the four heroes Reed “Mr. Fantastic” Richards, Sue “Invisible Girl” Storm, Johnny “Human Torch” Storm and Ben “The Thing” Grimm.”

Kebbell had reportedly been up against Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Riley and Eddie Redmayne for the role of Doctor Doom the masked villain hailing from the fictional nation of Latveria. He’s certainly on Fox’s radar thanks to a role in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and has been at work on Warcraft for director Duncan Jones.

While Variety’s story cautions that no deal is in place yet, it would appear to be a matter of hammering out the final details. Assuming everything is figured out, Kebbell and co will be on screens from June 18 next year.


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To be fair, the only origin stories we can do without are Batman, Superman and Spider-Man, although I didn't mind the one for The Amazing Spider-Man. More

Posted by cliff126 at 22:51 on 03 April 2014 | Report This Post

yawn...........
......just....can't ....get..... excited......about ..any of this.........blasted ultimates..... crap..... More

Posted by ROTGUT at 17:51 on 03 April 2014 | Report This Post

Sounds like another origin story...
Do we really need yet another origin story ? Granted, it's a reboot, and perhaps not everyone is aware of the back story behind the characters, but the problem with these hero films is that with the bulk of the plot about origins, there's very little time left to cover the inevitable challenge / battle / nemesis story. Skip the origin stuff, and reclaim a good hour of the film for the main story. You can have a quick voiceover at the beginning of the film explaining how they got their powers. More

Posted by Schimchs at 11:41 on 02 April 2014 | Report This Post

Chronicle 2?
Sounds like it's going to be the sequel to Chronicle to me and those characters annoyed the living daylights out of me. More

Posted by jem0013 at 09:33 on 02 April 2014 | Report This Post

@tangerinedreams - I don't get what the issue is? All it means is that the Storms are now a mixed race family. More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 09:08 on 02 April 2014 | Report This Post

Silblings.?
I have one small question with regards to the relationships between the characters.... isn't The Invisible Girl (Sue Storm) the sister of The Human Torch (Johnny Storm)? ,,, and are the actors that have been cast as these 2 characters have..... errm ....... different racial backgrounds? ie She is white and he is African American? More

Posted by tangerinedreams at 08:43 on 02 April 2014 | Report This Post

This one still has a way to go before...
I'm convinced its gonna be worth a hoot. I like Kebbell, but still...Jamie Bell is Ben Grimm... More

Posted by partybee at 08:17 on 02 April 2014 | Report This Post

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