Toby Kebbell Reveals New Doctor Doom Origins in 'Fantastic Four'
by Ethan Anderton
November 11, 2014
The reboot of Fantastic Four from 20th Century Fox is set for release on August 7th, 2015, but we've yet to see a single official image from the film, not even concept art. We're not sure that's going to change before the end of the year, but we do now have a little bit of information about Josh Trank's reboot of the superhero quartet, which has been endlessly described as being more grounded and realistic. Toby Kebbell is playing the arch nemesis Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four, and while speaking with Collider, he just revealed some changes in the character's origin and how he comes into his villainous name. More below!
Kebbell couldn't reveal much, but he did explain a couple things:
"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’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.'"
Victor Von Doom was always a bit of a stupid name, and while some fans will certainly be upset about this change, if it doesn't change the core attributes of the character as far as his personality and motivations, then it shouldn't be that big of a deal. But having him as a programmer isn't a bad idea, as long as he's not your typical nerd genius turned super villain that we've seen like Jim Carrey as Edward Nygma in Batman Forever and Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. None of this sounds too worrisome, but it would be nice to just get a first look at the team sometime soon. Thoughts?