Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot has been locked up tighter than Star Wars at this point, a rather impressive feat. It’s also received a ton of naysay, as people have just ripped into the project, giving it absolute grief. I don’t want to do that. I want to give Fantastic Four the benefit of doubt. I may be changing my mind however, after hearing the plans for Doctor Doom’s new origin, who happens to be the greatest comic book villain of all time.
Speaking to Collider, Doctor Doom himself, Tony Kebbell, revealed that the infamous monarch of Latveria would have a more humble origin, so STFU U NEWB:
I’m excited to see it too, and my nerves really…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.
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”. Yeah, it was cool man. Josh, the whole deal, the lo-fi way he did it, the ultra-real. It was just nice to do that. It was nice to be feeling like we had to come to terms with what was given by this incident.
Well…crap. I get that Fantastic Four is going for a more grounded approach, but I’m not digging this approach to their greatest nemesis. In the comics Doctor Doom blames Reed Richards for a botched experiment that keft his face scarred, vowing vengeance on the future Fantastic Four leader and to prove that he is superior in every single way. To do so, Doom mastered mystic and technological arts, and combined them in a suit forged by evil anti-Buddhist monks, single-handledly conquered his home nation and went into battle wielding the most fearsome power of all: Diplomatic immunity.
Screw the grounded and realistic approach, that’s the Doc Doom that I want to see. That, and we’ll most likely get a sequel along the lines of Fantastic Four 2: The Search for Sue’s Nudes at the rate that this film is lowballing the origins of the FF.
Last Updated: November 11, 2014