With the principals of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot for Fox having been cast, the search is now narrowing down for an actor to play Victor Von Doom in the film. Although early reports had suggested that Doctor Doom might be played this time by a woman, it seems not to be the case anymore.
According to The Wrap, the short list is down to four actors now: Sam Riley (Control), Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans), and Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd). It’s also being reported that actor Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) was once considered a fifth contender, but he is now no longer said to be in the running. All the actors in question are between the ages of 30-34, so they’ll be slightly older than the principal four, but still look young enough to be seen as contemporaries. Most importantly, all four of the guys aren’t American (three are British and one is Irish), so unlike the last incarnation, this Doom may at least have the appropriate haughty accent to tell “Richards” how superior he is in every way.
The all-new Fantastic Four is scheduled to be released in June, 2015.