Domhnall Gleeson & Three More Up for Dr. Doom in 'Fantastic Four'
With Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Kate Mara lined up to play the title superhero quartet in Fantastic Four, it's time for the 20th Century Fox comic book reboot to find a villain. The film won't be going an alternate route by using someone other than the team's arch nemesis: Dr. Victor von Doom. So who is up to play the metallic bad guy? The Wrap reports the shortlist has been narrowed down to Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Sam Riley (On the Road) and Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). This just might be the youngest superhero cast yet. More below!
My personal choice for the role would be Toby Kebbell. The actor isn't well known but you can see him in Wrath of the Titans, and he has a pivotal role in this year's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. But having seen him work on the set of the latter blockbuster sequel last year, the dude has amazing intensity and if he puts half as much effort into this villain role as he does for motion-capture performance alongside Andy Serkis, then this will be incredible. Of course, any of the other three actors are good in their own right too. Gleeson doesn't seem to have a villainous edge, but producers must like what he has to offer. Anyway, stay tuned for any further updates to see who ends up with the role.