Details are currently few and far between on Josh Trank’s reboot of The Fantastic Four, but Toby Kebbell has recently revealed a little bit of information regarding his interpretation of the villainous Victor Von Doom, and it’s safe to say, it’s not what any of you were thinking.
During an interview with Collider, Kebbell was quizzed for information regarding The Fantastic Four, and what specifically we can expect from his role. He had the following to say:
“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.”
Kebbell also noted on Josh Trank’s direction:
“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.”
This is not news that will incite confidence in the fanboys or genre fans in general, and it seems as if The Fantastic Four reboot has already gotten off on the wrong foot with most people. With a change in origin story, leaked set pictures being ordered off the internet, an apparent found footage style once again from director Trank, and now news that Dr.Doom will be some sort of keyboard warrior, it hardly gets the blood flowing.
Perhaps some of this may be an effort by all involved to keep things as spoiler free as possible, and it does remain possible that they may be leaking false information, yet on the other hand a lack of promotion for a film that will be released next year is slightly worrying, especially considering what it will be up against.
The Fantastic Four is currently scheduled to be released in the UK on August 6th 2015.