Toby Kebbell is all set to play main antagonist Doctor Doom in Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” reboot. The actor recently spoke to Superhero Hype about his role and revealed that his character’s origin will be close to the original comic book story.
“Yeah, he's still from the same place. His mother is still a gypsy and done her deals. His father still perished from exposure looking after me. He's angry. He's an angry dude. But now he's in Baxter. He's bright and he's trying to make people proud. He found a new father in Dr. Storm, the father of Johnny and adoptive father of Sue,” he said
He also added that, by profession, Doctor Doom will be a computer technician and not a hacker as it has been rumored. In the comics, he is the son of Romani witch Cynthia Von Doom and the leader of fictional nation Latveria. He has been portrayed as the genius inventor and sorcerer. His abilities include technopathy, electricity manipulation and endurance and force field generation. His alter ego is Dr. Victor Von Doom and God Emperor Doom. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby have created him.
The first look at Kebbell’s version of Doctor Doom has been revealed in the film’s trailer where he can be seen saying “you don’t know what is coming.” Meanwhile, Kebbell also praised Reg E. Cathey’s performance in the film. He plays Dr. Storm. According to Kebbell, the 56-year-old actor has done a “fantastic” performance.
The film also stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Tim Blake Nelson. Trank has also written the screenplay with Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater. Matthew Vaughn, Hutch Parker. Robert Kulzar, Gregory Goodman and Kinberg have produced it. The film was shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and opens Aug. 7, 2015.