First Look At New FANTASTIC FOUR’s Dr. Doom

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There has not been a lot of news about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot at Fox that has instilled confidence in fans of the property. And I dare say that this leaked set photo is going to turn things around on the groupthink opinion on the project. Below you will see a photo of Toby Kebbell in costume as the villain Dr. Victor Von Doom. Now, even allowing for the fact that this is a blurry cellphone picture and that there may be some additional CG work done to enhance the costume, though I don’t see any of the markers on it that we’ve become accustomed to seeing in set pics of other costumes that use CG extension like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, I am not enthused by this picture at all. Doom has been the go-to villain for Fantastic Four films and I can certainly see the attraction. He’s big and melodramatic and given that his animosity to the team stems fro his broken friendship with Reed Richards, there’s an element of tragedy there as well. But when it is starting to look like the best version of the character we ever got was in the Roger Corman-produced unreleased Fantastic Four from the 1990s, then maybe it is time for Hollywood to dig a little deeper into their FF backissues to find someone new to bring to the screen.

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Jamie Orfanella
August 28, 2014 7:34 am

WTF!!!

Brandon ZK Olmstead
August 28, 2014 7:39 am

Is he wrapped in used aluminum foil from a dirty BBQ grill???

William Gatevackes
August 28, 2014 8:20 am

Ugh.

Greg Korin
August 28, 2014 10:03 pm

I’ve seen better Doom’s at Comic Con’s……run it right into the shitter like Sony did with Spidey, just so they can keep the rights.

Richard Zeszotarski
August 29, 2014 12:41 am

That looks awful.

Richard Zeszotarski
August 29, 2014 4:41 pm

You know what? I’ve got a green hoodie. Let me play Doom! It’ll be better than that mess of a costume.

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