CelebNMusic247.com has learned that director Josh Trank would pick as the leads for his younger, hipper, edgier Fantastic Four before the casting of Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell was officially announced. The only problem with that was the new reboot left out the mention of who would play the villian Doctor Doom in the reboot of Fantastic Four.
CelebNMusic247.com has new details in regards to the shortlist of young Hollywood that is making the list to play Doom. Now there’s a shortlist of actors making the rounds that he and Fox are supposedly interested in for Dr. Doom.
Here is what The Wrap‘s Jeff Sneider is reporting on the 4 men chosen to possibly land the role of Dr. Doom.
Jeff Sneider, who reports he’s learned from a reliable source that Trank’s shortlist is comprised of Sam Riley (On The Road), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Toby Kebbell (Rocknrolla), and Domnhall Gleason (Harry Potter).
As you can see, it’s not an extremely varied list and it points directly at the type of actor Trank is interested in (whether his final choice be among them or not). For one, they’re all young or youngish, falling in an age range of 30-34, which matches with the ages if not the apparent ages of Teller, Jordan, Mara, and Bell.
Three of them – Riley, Redmayne, and Kebbel – come from England while Gleason is Irish, and that means they each have Hollywood’s number one prerequisite for any villain: an accent. Plus, each of them has this morose, melancholy look about them, Riley more so than the others, that would serve them well as the brooding Dr. Doom.
We’ll soon see Riley in Maleficent and Redmayne in Jupitor Ascending, which means these two are a pair of rapidly rising stars. Gleason, known for his turn as Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter series, recently took a stab at playing the leading man in the British rom-com About Time. As for Kebbel, he’s probably best known for his roll as the rock n’ roller in Guy Ritchie’s Rocknrolla, but he also appeared in Prince of Persia, War Horse, and Wrath of the Titans, and will soon be appearing in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.