THE FANTASTIC FOUR Sees 'Dr. Doom' In Eddie Redmayne Among Three Other Contenders

Four relatively unknown actors with accents have reportedly made 20th Century Fox's shortlist for The Fantastic Four villain role of Victor von Doom, aka Dr. Doom. Check out the list after the jump

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 3/11/2014
With Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell all officially locked in to play Marvel's new first family, The Fantastic Four reboot is now looking to cast its main villain, Dr. Victor von Doom. According to sources of The Wrap, 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have narrowed down their search to four: Sam Riley (Control), Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans), and Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd). It's also reported that Jack Huston was once considered a fifth contender, however, he is "no longer believed" to be in contention.
Three of the Dr. Doom candidates are British while Gleeson is Irish, and their ages range 30 to 34; considerably older than Mr. Fantastic's, Human Torch's and The Thing's actors. What do you think?



The Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell, and is directed by Josh Trank from a story and screenplay by Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg. With principal photography starting on March 31, Marvel's First Family is scheduled to return on June 19, 2015.
Source: The Wrap
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McNyagano - 3/11/2014, 5:01 PM
To Fox I say this....

MrCBM56 - 3/11/2014, 5:11 PM
Movie will own, but I do NOT want Dr.Doom to be the villain again. Maybe victor as a supporting character.

Josh Trank... I believe in you!
MrNiklander - 3/11/2014, 5:12 PM
OK some solid actors there.
TheRationalNerd - 3/11/2014, 5:13 PM
I'm actually digging these candidates. Let's get it Trank!

MrCBM56 - 3/11/2014, 5:14 PM
Eddie Redmayne was great in Les Misérables and Domhnall Gleeson was pretty good in Dredd!

I like these choices.
MrCBM56 - 3/11/2014, 5:14 PM
TheBlackNerd

I agree. Solid.
MrCBM56 - 3/11/2014, 5:17 PM
typicalfanboy - 3/11/2014, 5:19 PM
so how different is the ultimate ff from the mainstream ff?
ezio619 - 3/11/2014, 5:21 PM
i didnt care for the previous two fantastic four films,im indifferent towards this film right now,once we get a trailer ,i think i can then decide which side of the fence i land on, i hated, HATED their take on Dr Doom in the previous films,i didnt like julian mcmahons performance, he seemed bored and seemed to be phoning it in, he wasnt threatening,interesting or fun,i just did not like that take AT ALL,so i am happy that doom may be the villain in the film because i want a good dr doom in live action so yeah
RorMachine - 3/11/2014, 5:24 PM
Anyone who's seen Dead Man's Shoes or Brit miniseries Black Mirror knows what a talent Kebbel is..so I'm rooting for him. Hell, he made Wrath Of The Titans half watchable.
Indy - 3/11/2014, 5:27 PM

MrMartinMarvel - 3/11/2014, 5:28 PM
So let me get this straight, they want one of these goofy looking guys to play Dr mother[frick]ing Doom? Hey FOX!
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MrCBM56 - 3/11/2014, 5:29 PM
Dr.Doom wears a mask most of the time, so them looking "goofy" is a dumb statement.
MrCBM56 - 3/11/2014, 5:29 PM
Plus, these are pretty good actors.
JoJo1982 - 3/11/2014, 5:32 PM
Plz can we get some different villains for this movie

What happen to Annihilus or even Blastaar
JoJo1982 - 3/11/2014, 5:33 PM
Also Toby kebbell is a good actor
AgentEX - 3/11/2014, 5:35 PM
Solid choices. Into it.
Namor - 3/11/2014, 5:43 PM
Great, so the exact same villian for the freaking 3rd straight FF movie. Snooze fest. I don't even wanna see Dr.Doom right now. Enough is enough.
Jhuntdaprodigy - 3/11/2014, 5:44 PM
Victor Von Doom should maybe be introduced in the movie, but I think it's a mistake to make him the main villain again. They should just build up to him this time and just start off with Annihilus or someone like that. Galactus could be alluded to in a FF film, but I think he should be saved for an inevitable X-Men/FF crossover film.
McGee - 3/11/2014, 5:44 PM
F*ck this bullshit. Go straight to Galactus.
bazinga85 - 3/11/2014, 5:46 PM
Mads Mikkelson is my dream-choice for Doctor Doom, but since they're going with younger characters I guess he wouldn't fit.
BatManiac - 3/11/2014, 5:46 PM
I don't mind Dr. Doom being the villain. I can see Mole Man and Dr. Doom being the villains of the movie.
RamonSuarez - 3/11/2014, 5:49 PM
Um, why not? Maybe he can produce an Eastern European accent.

I did like his work in My Week With Marilyn.
DrunkenNukem - 3/11/2014, 5:50 PM
DAFUQ!!!!!!!??????????????????????
McGee - 3/11/2014, 5:50 PM
They all look like kids. The cast I mean.
DelTorite - 3/11/2014, 5:53 PM
Toby Kebbell will be filming Warcraft soon. Forget about him.
RamonSuarez - 3/11/2014, 5:54 PM
Curious? Will the same people have a titty attack the way they did with the Mandarin when it was revealed he wouldn't be Chinese? I mean, the rationalization...er I mean justification then was that the Mandarin was supposed to be strictly Han Chinese as it was an integral part of his character. Well, Doom is supposed to be Latverian/Eastern European to the point that he rules the country and has gypsy roots.

I am just wondering since it caused so much a stir when the subject was IM3 and I'm already seeing some of the same whiners endorse an Englishman like Redmayne for the role.
Darth258 - 3/11/2014, 5:54 PM
"Fantastic Four: Doomed" should be a good title for this reboot.
Highflyer - 3/11/2014, 5:54 PM
Don't really want doom again but if he's awesome then sure.
Holmes - 3/11/2014, 5:54 PM
this movie get more depressing with every update
BubSnikt - 3/11/2014, 5:54 PM
They need a big name actor for Doom
batz11 - 3/11/2014, 5:55 PM
Eddie Redmayne is a great actor...
TheBeard - 3/11/2014, 5:56 PM
MantiniumMan - 3/11/2014, 5:57 PM
Tobey Kebell for me,he knows AKIRA,and he knows certain shit,and he is a great actor,he would be a perfect night wing.
Darth258 - 3/11/2014, 5:57 PM
British villains, british villains everywhere.
SimonM7 - 3/11/2014, 5:57 PM
Yah, chiming in; fingers crossed for Eddie Redmayne.
TruePunishment - 3/11/2014, 5:59 PM
I always saw Jason Isaacs as Dr. Doom.
MantiniumMan - 3/11/2014, 6:00 PM
That Gleeson is a class act he was in a short sci-fi film,where he was banging Peggy Carter some deep sci fi shit,didn't see it coming.

Black Mirror,some ill episode.
Havensent - 3/11/2014, 6:02 PM
lol Yes, keep messing up Fox. The faster this movie is made and flops the sooner the rights can go back to Marvel.
MrCBM56 - 3/11/2014, 6:03 PM
I'm guessing the people saying, "[frick] this" and "really? these guys" have never actually seen these people act...
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