Whilst the various other superhero films of the next two years have had many of their key elements spoiled, Josh Trank’s reboot of the “Fantastic Four” franchise is still being kept top secret with no official publicity still or trailer having yet hit the Net.
The cast is under strict instructions not to talk about it, as is the crew, which makes any small bit of info on the movie a big thing. During promotional rounds for the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Blu-ray and DVD this week, actor Toby Kebbell dropped a few crumbs of information and the online reaction has been swift (and not pleasant).
Kebbell plays the famed villain Doctor Doom in the film and, speaking with Collider, Kebbell confirmed that his character is drastically changed from the comics:
“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.'”
More interesting is his response when asked about working with director Josh Trank. He seems to suggest that, while so many other superhero franchises are going bigger and more bombastic with CG overload, ‘Fantastic’ will differ in that it will be very practical and very back to basics ala Trank’s “Chronicle”:
“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.”
The British Kebbell also tells IGN that he’s playing the character with an American accent with a slight eastern European foreign inflection, to try and seem like someone who had been living in the U.S. for sometime but hadn’t fully gotten rid of their original accent.