I feel that every time I hear something new about Fox’s upcoming ‘Fantastic Four‘ movie a little part of my fandom for Marvel’s first family dies. I understand there are things that they want to change to give the movie an updated realistic feel, but these changes to what could quite possibly be Marvel’s most iconic villain makes me wonder if the film’s creators spent the bulk of their budget on drugs. I’m not even kidding on how bad all of this sounds.
During an interview with Collider, Toby Kebbell (‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘,’Prince of Persia’), who will be portraying Doctor Doom on the upcoming adaption, weighed in on what we can expect when he makes his appearance on the big screen. I think his words may have done more harm than good and he may have wanted to keep his mouth shut on this one. Read on and you can decide.
When asked about what it was like to play Doctor Doom in the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ film, things started off innocently enough:
“I’m excited to see it too, 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.”
A mild change? I’m not sure if he understands what the meaning of the word mild is when he continues with this more unsettling news when asked about the “mild change”:
“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.” “
So basically, the filmmakers are updating the character to modern times and completely butchering him. Instead of the leader of a nation, we’re getting an anti-social programmer who has a handle or call sign of Doom that he goes by online? I’m assuming he’ll have intelligence but where does the magic come in? Where does the self righteousness from having his own nation come from?
When Kebbell was asked on how Doom fit into the film he responded with:
“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.”
Still think it’s unbelievable? You can watch the interview here:
The more they are revealing about the movie the more I’m glad that Marvel is cancelling the ‘Fantastic Four’ comic because the first family shouldn’t have any more of this disgrace. I’m terrified to hear what they’ll be announcing next about the movie.
What are your thoughts on this new take of Doctor Doom in the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ movie? Another nail in the coffin or are they onto something here?