At the recent press day for Columbia Pictures’ new psychological thriller “Premonition”, Julian McMahon talked with Coming Soon about what Dr. Doom will get up to in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”.
In the process he pretty much describes his entire role in the sequel, one which looks more substantial than first thought. Here’s an excerpt:
“You start with Dr. Doom has been in a casket for a couple of years and wakes up a few years later, whatever. And he’s pretty pissed off, kind of just rips off his mask and all that kind of stuff. He gets very ugly. And then he’s got his lair set up in some castle in Latveria, right? We’re talking comic book stuff so you have to kind of go with all this kind of stuff. With all these monitors and stuff, I don’t know where he got ’em all from but they’re pretty cool. He sees this kind of entity which is the Silver Surfer.
Just knowing the comic books, Dr. Doom is Dr. Doom so what does he do? He goes and he tries to destroy everybody and get everybody’s powers and all that kind of stuff. That’s basically what the character’s about. But then Dr. Doom becomes me for a certain period of time which I think is very strange but let’s not get into that.
And then the final costume is this pretty amazing costume. It’s a similar kind of mask. It’s kind of a larger type of fit and probably a little more sturdy kind of look to it. The chest plate, it’s a very heavy outfit. It weighed about 45 -50 pounds whatever without the cape and stuff but its pretty extraordinary. It’s a darker suit than the one he had last time its kind of more Batmanesque in a way, but with the mask its obviously very Dr. Doom”