The More I Hear About the Fantastic Four Reboot, the Less I Want To See It

Ugh. Details are slim to none when you’re talking about the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot from 20th Century Fox. The details that we do have are making us a little queasy.


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20th Century Fox

There is a reason why Marvel is pulling the Fantastic Four title from comic book shelves in 2015. They don’t want to be associated with the pile of vomit that is coming out in summer of 2015. Yes, it’s coming out this coming summer. Can you believe that?

In the latest news from the Fantastic Four reboot, it looks like the classic Doctor Doom that we all loved will have a bit of a different background story. I know that studios and writers take liberties when putting their ideas together, but this is an insult to Stan Lee himself.

The Doctor Doom that we’ll see on the screen won’t be a genius scientist from Latveria. No. Instead he’ll be an angry blogger? And no, I’m not portraying Doctor Doom.

Yup. That’s according to Toby Kebbell, who’ll be playing the character in the reboot. From an interview he did with Collider:

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…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 antisocial programmer. And on blogging sites I’m ‘Doom.

So yeah.

Much like Electro was changed into a nerdy unnoticed geek in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, Doctor Doom – oh I’m sorry, Mr, Domashev – will just be a frustrated nerd as well.

Well guess what? You are going to be making a whole lot of real life nerds and geeks very upset with this ridiculous and unnecessary character change.

Doctor Doom is supposed to be a a genius. He’s supposed to be one of Reed Richards’ greatest rivals in the lab, as well on the battle field. He is supposed to be a menace, and I don’t see a blogger being that kind of menacing villain.

The Fantastic Four is dead. RIP.

About BJ Ragone

Just a man with a computer, smartphone and a ridiculous amount of pop culture knowledge.

Posted on November 11, 2014, in Entertainment, Movies and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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