Fantastic Four is making a comeback with Marvel’s first family finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). There’s news buzzing on the possible cast lineup for the Fantastic Four reboot, with Pedro Pascal most likely taking up the role of Reed Richards. The latest information is about Doctor Doom also appearing in the movie.
Doctor Doom is the archenemy of Reed Richards and the Fantastic Four. Although the new movie will skip the team’s origin story, Doctor Doom will reportedly be part of the story as well. In the comics, Doctor Doom first appeared in The Fantastic Four #5 as the monarch of the fictional nation of Latveria. Here’s everything else we know about Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four reboot.
Who could play Doctor Doom in Marvel’s Fantastic Four?
There are quite a lot of contenders for the role of Doctor Doom in Marvel’s Fantastic Four. According to John Rocha, host of “The Hot Mic” podcast, Marvel’s current picks include Josh Hartnett (Oppenheimer), Ralph Fiennes (The Menu), Jason Clarke (Oppenheimer), and even Ryan Gosling. According to Hollywood insider John Campea, Marvel has reportedly had a discussion with Mads Mikkelsen for the role of Doctor Doom. A new report now suggests Cillian Murphy is Marvel’s top choice to play Doctor Doom.
Bigger roles for Doctor Doom in the MCU
Other than just being a Fantastic Four villain, Marvel could have bigger plans for Doctor Doom in the MCU. According to a report by Looper, Doctor Doom might soon grow to become a major villain in the MCU, replacing Kang the Conqueror. The speculation comes from actor Jonathan Majors who plays the role of Kang the Conqueror, his arrest and how it could lead to less focus on Kang. There’s no confirmation now, and with Majors’ case still ongoing, it’s better to wait before jumping to any conclusion.
Fantastic Four cast (expected)
Coming back to the main cast, there’s no official confirmation yet, but several reports have made suggestions on the possible lineup. Joining Pedro Pascal could be Vanessa Kirby for the role of Sue Storm, Joseph for Johnny Storm, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach for Ben Grimm.
Fantastic Four release date (expected)
Marvel announced the arrival of the Fantastic Four in the MCU at the 2019 Comic-Con. Following a change of director for the movie from Jon Watts to Matt Shakman, shooting for the movie is expected to begin in 2024 spring. As for the release date, Marvel’s Fantastic Four is scheduled to release on May 2nd, 2025, as part of Phase Six of the MCU.