The upcoming Fantastic Four reboot has caused quite a stir among fans. While the last franchise stuck very closely with the source material, the reboot seems to be a complete departure. This new bit of information reinforces that, and may make some people very angry.
In an interview with Collider, Toby Kebell, who will play Doctor Doom, discussed the character and what it’s like to be involved in the film. “I’m excited to see it too,” Kebell said, “and my nerves really…The only thing I can tease you about is what I worked on most was the voice because nobody—even in the cartoons, when I was watching them I was like, ‘So where’s he from?’ There’s a mild change and I’ll tell you because of our history.”
He later continues, “He’s Victor Domashev, not Victor Von Doom in our story. And I’m sure I’ll be sent to jail for telling you that. The Doom in ours—I’m a programmer. Very anti-social programmer. And on blogging sites I’m ‘Doom’.” Doctor Doom’s a blogger? Sounds kind of strange. Victor Von Doom does seem like kind of a ridiculous name in such a serious movie, so it only makes sense that they would change it. However, I’m not sure how I feel about the voice yet. I guess I’ll just have to wait to see it on-screen to make my judgement.
Kebell also discussed what it was like working on the film and with director Josh Trank, saying, “Yeah, it was cool man. Josh, the whole deal, the lo-fi way he did it, the ultra-real. It was just nice to do that. It was nice to be feeling like we had to come to terms with what was given by this incident.”
Our first look at the rebooted Fantastic Four should be coming sooner than later, as the film is scheduled for an August 2016 released. Hopefully there we will be able to get a better grasp on the tone of the movie.