The Fantastic Four reboot has been a hard nut to crack with most of the cast and crew involved keeping information in what seems like a hermetically sealed vault. Finally, some details are starting to surface regarding Doctor Doom and the altered origins of this iconic comic book villain. We have been told to expect a much more grounded film than the previous installments which starred, Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis as The Fantastic Four, and were more comedic in tone. It seems director Josh Trank is going for a far more brooding Dark Knight approach this time round.
Toby Kebell, who is playing Doom in the reboot, recently talked with ComingSoon while doing the Press Rounds to promote the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray and DVD release. Besides talking about those damn dirty apes, he’s spilled some beans on The Fantastic Four reboot’s take on Doctor Doom:
The thing I really concentrated on for Doctor Doom — or just ‘Doom,’ as we’ve got him — was the voice. Even on the animated series, they never got his voice what I imagined it to be when I read the comics as a little boy… What I spent the majority of my time doing was not just being a fan, but being a bit of pedant and making sure I got exactly what I always wanted to see.
He went even further when he sat down to speak with Collider, revealing that, instead of playing Victor Von Doom, he would actually be playing an iteration on the character named Victor Domashev. He further revealed that Victor Domashev was an “anti-social programmer” who posts online under the handle “Doom,” (…hmmm, sound great, right folks?)
So, ‘Doctor Doom’s’ ultimate goal might be to try to destroy the world by taking down Facebook, Twitter and Instagram et al. Sounds like a plan that could work since the whole world would go into meltdown without these sources of pointless interaction (guess that makes me a hypocrite). We will need to wait and find out.
The Fantastic Four, also stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan and Tim Blake Nelson and is due to hit the big screen on August 7, 2015. What do you think of changing the origins of Doctor Doom. Sound off in the comments section below or mouth off on our Facebook page peeps – before “Doom” destroys it.