‘Fantastic Four’ finds villain: Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom
The cast of the "Fantastic Four" reboot has been announced. Click through the gallery for a look at the actors and the superheroes they're set to portray. (Mike McKone / Marvel; Los Angeles Times; Getty Images)Link
Miles Teller has been cast as Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic, in the "Fantastic Four" reboot. (Marko Djurdjevic / Marvel; Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)Link
Michael B. Jordan has been cast as Johnny Storm, also known as the Human Torch, in the "Fantastic Four" reboot. (Mike Mayhew / Marvel; Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)Link
Kate Mara has been cast as Sue Storm, also known as the Invisible Woman, in the "Fantastic Four" reboot. (Marko Djurdjevic / Marvel; Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images)Link
Jamie Bell has been cast as Ben Grimm, also known as the Thing, in the "Fantastic Four" reboot. (Marko Djurdjevic / Marvel; Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)Link
Josh Trank, shown here on the set of "Chronicle," is slated to direct the "Fantastic Four" reboot. (Alan Markfield / 20th Century Fox)Link
It looks like “The Fantastic Four” might have found its Victor von Doom.
Actor Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to play villain Doctor Doom in director Josh Trank’s reboot of “The Fantastic Four.”
Kebbell appears set to join the cast, which includes Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and “Divergent” actor Miles Teller as Johnny Storm (the Human Torch), Sue Storm (the Invisible Woman), Benjamin Grimm (the Thing) and Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), respectively.
The English actor has a history in cinematic blockbusters — his résumé includes turns in such large-scale films as “Wrath of the Titans,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” and Oliver Stone’s 2004 feature “Alexander.”
Kebbell also has worked in more critically well-received films including the Joy Division movie “Control,” Steven Spielberg’s World War I drama “War Horse” and last year’s techno-thriller “The East.”
He’ll next be seen in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and he’ll also be featured in Duncan Jones’ 2016 film, “Warcraft.”
In the Marvel comics, Victor von Doom is the orphan son of a witch who sets out to master sorcery and becomes a rival of Reed Richards during their college years. After sustaining facial injuries in an explosion, he flees to Tibet, where he sets himself up as the ruler of an order of monks and begins to wear a custom-made suit of armor, later taking over the nation of Latveria.
“The Fantastic Four” is set for release June 19, 2015; a sequel, “Fantastic Four 2,” already is scheduled for July 14, 2017.
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