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Now that we know who's set to play Marvel's First Family in Fox's upcoming reboot The Fantastic Four, attention is shifting towards the villain of the piece, with The Wrap revealing that four actors remain on the shortlist for the role of the ruthless Latverian ruler Doctor Doom.
According to the site, Fox and director Josh Trank (Chronicle) are looking at Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) and Sam Riley (Control) for the part of Victor Von Doom, who was played by Julian McMahon in Fantastic Four and its sequel Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Who would you like to see taking on the role of Doctor Doom? Let us know in the comments below or head on over to The Flickering Myth Forum...
- Gary Collinson
There had been rumblings that Chronicle director Josh Trank and 20th Century Fox were considering turning Doctor Doom into a woman for their reboot of The Fantastic Four, but now a short list of actors has emerged and they’re all male, and all from this side of the pond!
While Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston was apparently considered at one point, it appears as if there are now only four actors left in the running to play the iconic Marvel villain. Who are they? Sam Riley (On the Road, Maleficent), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables, Jupiter Ascending), Toby Kebbell (Black Mirror, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Domhnall Gleeson (About Time, Frank).
These are certainly some interesting choices, and each of them will arguably bring something very unique and interesting to a character like Doctor Doom.
In the comics, Victor Von Doom is a gifted scientist who scars »
- Josh Wilding
News Simon Brew 12 Mar 2014 - 07:00
We know who's playing the new Fantastic Four. But who's in the running to take on the role of Dr Doom in the reboot?
Whilst the debate continues to rage over the casting of the members of the Fantastic Four in the upcoming movie reboot from director Josh Trank, attention has also turning to finding an antagonist. Specifically, filling the role of Dr Doom.
And here's Eddie Redmayne and Domnhall Gleeson.
See a Victor von Doom in that lot? »
Fox's reboot of the "Fantastic Four" has already cast its hero, now it has narrowed down the short list of the franchise's most iconic villain to four British actors.
Domhnall Gleeson ("About Time"), Eddie Redmayne ("Les Miserables"), Sam Riley ("Maleficent") and Toby Kebbell ("Wrath of the Titans") are all said to be in consideration to play the role of Doctor Doom.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
There was a lot of speculation over who director Josh Trank would pick as the leads for his younger, hipper, edgier Fantastic Four before the casting of Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell was officially announced. In all that talk, however, there was barely ever any mention of the reboot’s villain, who – by the standards set by basically every Fantastic Four story ever – is presumably Dr. Doom.
Way back before Trank had even joined Fantastic Four, there had been a rumor Fox was interested in Stephen Moyer (True Blood), but clearly the project has moved in a different (i.e., younger) direction. Then, around the time of the recent casting news for Ff, there was ...
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- Sarah Moran
After years of residing in limbo and teetering on the edge of having the rights revert back to Marvel, 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot has emerged as one of the movies I’m most curious to see in 2015. Chronicle director Josh Trank is at the helm, and we finally know who will be suiting up as the titular super-family this time around.
Miles Teller will play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara is set for the role of Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan will play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, and Jamie Bell will play Ben Grimm/The Thing. Since that particular bit of casting news broke, fans have been eagerly waiting to see who would land the coveted role of the team’s nemesis, Doctor Doom. Early rumors suggested the part may go to a woman rather than a man, but it seems Fox »
- James Garcia
The Fantastic Four reboot has its eye set on Doctor Doom as its main villain, with four actors currently competing for the coveted part. Up for the role are four rising actors who all have foreign accents and are between 30 to 34-years old. They are all virtual unknowns as well.
While no actor has pulled into the lead, the names being mentioned are Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables; Jupiter Ascending), Sam Riley (Maleficent) and Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans; Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).
The world of comic books brought to life on the big screen has gone surgical as the headlines are filled with news of classic comic "doctors" and the people that may play and/or direct them. Beginning with Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot at Fox. We already know Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell will play the titular "fantastic" heroes, but who will be their nemesisc Apparently the plan is to bring back Doctor Doom, the character previously played by Julian McMahon (remember himc), and The Wrap reports Sam Riley (Control), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) are the four actors in contention for the role. I'm sure we'll have some news soon enough as Fantastic Four will begin production shortly, targeting a June 19, 2015 release. In other "Doctor" news, when we last heard »
- Brad Brevet
With Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell set to play the titular team in Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, the production is now turning its attention towards the villainy side of things and have reportedly narrowed down the list of potential Dr. Doom actors to just four actors. According to The Wrap, Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell and Domhnall Gleeson are currently the names that are being bounced around the production offices of The Fantastic Four. Like the previously announced cast, the shortlist isn't packed with A-listers, but instead just really talented young actors. That said, it's understandable if you don't recognize their names, so let's take a closer look at what we've seen from them, shall we? Sam Riley Riley, who hales from England, first got his breakout back in 2007 starring as Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in the music biopic Control, »
• Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx are in talks to star in Black Phantom, a Screen Gems hitman pic. Ride Along’s Tim Story is in talks to direct the film about a hitman reeling from a recent betrayal who hires the guy who was hired to kill him for help. Foxx can be seen next in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (out May 2). Hart’s Think Like a Man Too (also directed by Story) is out June 20. [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
Now that Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four has been set, it’s time to cast the villain. And as in previous Fantastic Four films, that villain will be the evil Doctor Doom. Rumors had been swirling about a female possibly playing the role, but those were squashed. Now The Wrap is reporting Trank and company are down to […]
The post ‘Fantastic Four’: Four Actors Who Might Be Doctor Doom appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
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 »
Now that 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have their “Fantastic Four” in place, they've turned their attention to the movie's villain — Dr. Doom. Four rising stars remain on the short-list, all of whom have accents and are 30-34 years old. A fifth contender, Jack Huston, was rumored to be up for Dr. Doom several weeks ago, though it's unclear whether he remains in the mix. Also read: ‘What's the Deal?': Jeff Sneider on ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting, Fan Expectations (Video) One of them is expected to antagonize superheroes Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), the Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), the Invisible Woman. »
- Wrap Staff
Need to get caught up on all your awesome nerd-tastic movie news? We’ve got you covered. Actor Miles Teller is out talking up Divergent, but that didn’t stop IGN from getting the young star to discuss his casting in Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Teller’s playing Reed Richards in the new cinematic updating of Marvel’s First Family, and he reveals what attracted him to the project in the first place. “Well, for me I didn't grow up really as a comic book kid necessarily. Fantastic Four is my dad's favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank Chronicle, you look at what he did for that budget and just how he told the story was really well done. I want to chase...
- Mike Bracken
With Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Miles Teller set to play Marvel's First Family in director Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four , 20th Century Fox has turned their attention to the casting the film's foe, Dr. Victor von Doom. The Wrap today claims that the field has been narrowed to four choices: Domhnall Gleeson ( About Time ), Toby Kebbell ( Wrath of the Titans ), Eddie Redmayne ( Les Miserables ) and Sam Riley ( On the Road ). Filming on The Fantastic Four is expected to begin in Baton Rouge this month, so expect the role to be locked and confirmed in the very near future. The Fantastic Four is set for release on June 19, 2015. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »
(Cbr) Miles Teller, who had been rumored since at least early August for the role of Reed Richards in Fox’s "Fantastic Four" reboot, tried unsuccessfully for months to dodge questions about the project. But now that his casting is official, he’s free to talk, at least in broad terms, about Josh Trank’s take on Marvel’s First Family — which sounds like what you’d expect from the director of "Chronicle". “When I read the script, I didn’t feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible superhero tale,” the 26-year-old actor told IGN. These are all very human people that end up having to become, I guess, what is known as the Fantastic Four. So for me it was just a really good story and gives me an opportunity to play something different from my own skin. It’s a proper character and that’s my favorite stuff to do. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Miles Teller spoke with IGN on Saturday, and opened up about being cast as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four- Josh Trank’s cinematic reboot of the Marvel series. In contrast to Michael B. Jordan, who spoke last week about loving Ff and how Johnny Storm was his favorite character growing up, Teller claims he was never into the books or the characters. On the contrary, what drew him to the project wasn’t the Fantastic Four, it wasn’t Marvel, and it wasn’t the prospect of playing Mr. Fantastic. It was Trank, himself.
“Well, for me I didn’t grow up really as a comic book kid necessarily. Fantastic Four is my dad’s favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank. I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy. You look at Chronicle, you look at what he »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Miles Teller.s hands were tied. His name had been attached to role of Reed Richards in Josh Trank.s The Fantastic Four for months, but because nothing had been confirmed, the actor couldn.t talk details every time he was asked about the project in interviews. And he was asked. Often. Now, the handcuffs have been removed. Teller has been confirmed as a member of Trank.s Four ensemble, and he.s able to speak . on record . about the project in question. So, what does he have to say? In an interview with IGN, the Spectacular Now and That Awkward Moment co-star says he didn.t grow up on these comics ("Fantastic Four is my dad.s favorite superhero comic," Teller says), but he was attracted to the idea of working with Trank (Chronicle) and the eventual cast. Then Teller opened up about the "ground" script, explaining: When I »
Now that Fox has found its cast for The Fantastic Four reboot, we're starting to get a few official comments from those involved with the latest big screen iteration of Marvel's First Family. Last week, Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) spoke about the controversy surrounding his casting as Johnny Storm / The Human Torch [see here], and now IGN has managed to get a few words from Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) about what appealed to him about the role of Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic in the Josh Trank-directed superhero ensemble:
"Well, for me I didn't grow up really as a comic book kid necessarily," says Teller. "Fantastic Four is my dad's favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank. I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy. You look at Chronicle, you look at what he did for that budget and »
- Gary Collinson
It was no secret that actor Miles Teller had been linked to the "Fantastic Four" reboot for months, though his casting was only officially confirmed last month. Now, Teller is free to discuss the project openly, and in an a recent interview, the new Mr. Fantastic says the superheroes will start out anything but.
Speaking with IGN, Teller admitted that he wasn't a comic fan growing up, adding that director Josh Trank's vision for the new "Four" film was what initially interested him in the project. And, according to the actor, that vision will differ from other big-budget comic book flicks in a major way.
"I was joking around about a year ago, 'I guess I'll be playing a superhero soon,' because that's just the world that we're in, but I think a lot of times it just looks like Hollywood actors in Halloween costumes, you know? And »
- Katie Roberts
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