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?



    Interesting analysis of what went wrong with Tim Story’s two FF movies. I agree with this:

    “The problem with Story’s Fantastic Four (2005) was that he seemed to have no vision for the project beyond delivering a movie that was brightly lit, shot in focus, and acceptable for the whole family.”

    And with this:

    “To me, the failed mediocrity of Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer is infinitely worse than the garish, tacky awfulness of, say, Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, because at least the latter left a lasting impression. It has the courage of its convictions, where Rise is gutless and impersonal. Batman & Robin makes wrong choices at every turn, but they’re strong wrong choices, whereas Story and his collaborators invariably steer their material in the safest, blandest direction possible. Batman & Robin’s screaming, intense ugliness is preferable to the yawning void of the Fantastic Four movies.”

  2. It’s like the people working for Fox haven’t learned anything. Why are they still so scared of the source material after Avengers made a billion dollars?

  3. If any of this Internet-related plot stuff is true, it’s a dumb idea. The internet would be simply another tool in his arsenal to take over the world. He certainly would not be obsessed by it, and if he needed Internet expertise beyond his own, he’d simply employ or coerce an Internet lackey.

    Dr. Doom is a dangerous, powerful megalomaniac — not some disillusioned Internet geek.

    Sheesh! Whatever happened to brand management?

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