Arguably the most mysterious element yet to be revealed much in promotional materials for the new “Fantastic Four” reboot is that of actor Toby Kebbell’s villain Doctor Doom.
Fans were up in arms when an early interview regarding the film suggested the character had been reinvented as an angry blogger. In a new interview from last week’s San Diego Comic Con, he shoots down those rumors and clarifies some more information about the character. Kebbell tells SHH:
“There’s no conversation about [Doom’s origins] in the film. We don’t have time to talk about me- I would love it, but we don’t have real time. Yeah, he’s still from the same place, his mother is still a gypsy and done her deals, his father still perished from exposure looking after me.
He’s angry. He’s an angry dude. But now he’s in Baxter. He’s bright and he’s trying to make people proud. He found a new father in Dr. Storm, the father of Johnny and adoptive father of Sue. I kind of get adopted as well, in a fantastic performance by Reg E. Cathey.
And that’s Doom as we see him. He’s a computer technician, a computer scientist. There were rumors he was a hacker or something, but no. Victor Von Doom is who we hope he will be.”
We’ll see for ourselves in a few weeks when the film hits cinemas around much of the world on August 7th.