With all the changes that Chronicle director Josh Trank is instilling in The Fantastic Four to give the reboot a fighting chance in the post-Avengers age, it’s no surprise that Doctor Doom isn’t quite as we remember him.
Speaking to Collider, Toby Kebbell, the mad monarch of Latveria, commented, “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,” added Kebbell. “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’.”
If you take off your 20th Century Fox Hatervision that’s actually pretty cool idea – perhaps closer to Arrow‘s low-key character revisions than anything in the Marvel or DC movie canon.
The actor also expanded on the issue of Doom’s voice in an interview with ComingSoon, saying, “The thing I really concentrated on for Doctor Doom — or just ‘Doom,’ as we’ve got him — was the voice. Even on the animated series, they never got his voice what I imagined it to be when I read the comics as a little boy…
“What I spent the majority of my time doing was not just being a fan, but being a bit of [a] pedant and making sure I got exactly what I always wanted to see.”
Fantastic Four is set to be released on 7 August 2015. You can buy Josh Trank’s Chronicle on Blu-ray for £9.75 at Amazon.co.uk and find out more on the comics that have inspired the film by picking up our 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine now!