Now that the four heroes of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four Reboot have been nailed down, we can move on to the next big piece of the Fantastic Four puzzle. Who will play villain, and is that villain Doctor Doom? Rumor has it that it’s down to four actors, will you recognize any of them?

Who’s on this Fantastic Four reboot villain casting short list?


Sam Riley (On The Road, 13), Toby Kebbell (Rocknrolla), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), and Domhnall Gleason (Harry Potter).

This should squash any hopes that the Internet rumor that Trank was considering gender-swapping the villain’s role was true. They all fit the younger age range that everyone believes the reboot is skewed towards.

*I feel that I should take this opportunity to point out that when you compare the age groups of the first Fantastic Four cast and this reboot cast ages:

The first Fantastic Four came out in 2005.
Ioan Gruffudd (1973), Age 32.
Jessica Alba (1981), Age 24.
Chris Evans (1981), Age 24.
Michael Chiklis (1963), Age 42.
Average age of about 30.5 for the first Fantastic Four.

The Reboot Fantastic Four comes out in 2015.
Miles Teller (1987), Age 28 in 2015.
Kate Mara (1983), Age 32 in 2015.
Michael B. Jordan (1987), Age 28 in 2015.
Jamie Bell (1986), Age 29 in 2015.
Average age at release date will be 29.25

Not much of a difference when you consider how much Chiklis skewed the first groups average age. SO… all of you belly aching about the younger cast, do the math. Then move on to the next Internet outrage.

Let’s get back to what obviously looks like Doctor Doom casting. All four are from the UK, and that means villainous like accents. How do they stack up in the Brooding department though? That is a very important part of the character of Doom, if you can’t brood, you shouldn’t be considered for the role.

The group is made up of talented, up and coming actors with plenty of irons in the Hollywood fire. We’ll see Riley in Angelina Jolie‘s Maleficent, Kebbel in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Redmayne in Jupitor Ascending, and Gleason in Unbroken, another Angelina Jolie project.

Which of these four do you prefer? Can any of these guys nail the Doctor Doom role and possibly match the popularity of Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki?

Via: Screenrant

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