We can’t really improve on the Oothousers write-up on the latest Fantastic Four movie developments. Fox has so little fait in this film that they keep pushing it back and forgetting to talk about it—making Marvel’s Isaac Perlmutter’s ban on the FF perhaps for the first time a bit sympathetic.
Anyway, after a bunch of strange reveals about the films such as the superpowers being treated as disabilities and cast members being forbidden to read the comics by director Josh Trank, actor Toby Kebbell who plays Doctor Doom in the movie has made the most amazing reveal of all:
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.
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”.
#doomergate? It’s about ethics in the Baxter Building? Is Amanda Palmer writing “A Poem for Domashev?”
My email is full of folk begging me to confirm that this is some kind of Clickhole-like joke and they are just playing the audience. Are they? Maybe the real von Doom WOULD be an annoyed internet troll these days.
The new FF film opens August 7, 2015. August is traditionally a sink hold for action films, despite Guardians of th Galaxy winning out of the slot. Will FF have as much luck?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.