Toby Kebbell Chosen for Dr. Doom Role in Fox's New 'Fantastic Four'
Briefly: Well it sounds like it's official. Variety is now reporting that 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have chosen Toby Kebbell to star as Dr. Doom, the arch-nemesis villain in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. Kebbell, a well-known henchman/character actor from England, was already mentioned in the shortlist of names in the running for the role a few weeks ago. The other contenders included Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) and Sam Riley (On the Road), but Variety claims Fox has ended up picking Kebbell (who will also be seen in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) to star as Doom.
Josh Trank's new take on the Marvel superhero team Fantastic Four has been in development for years, even before Trank made his mark directing Chronicle. With a June 19, 2015 summer release already set, casting is finally underway so that shooting can start soon, and so far they've chosen Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell for the other main roles in the comic book movie. Kebbell made his first big appearance in Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla before going on to appear in Prince of Persia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, War Horse, Wrath of the Titans, The East and The Counselor, in addition to Dawn of the Apes. He will bring quite a bit of energy to the role of Victor von Doom, nemesis of the Fantastic Four.