It’s being reported that Fox has found the actor they want to play the villain in their upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, Victor von Doom, who’s of course better known as Doctor Doom. Julian McMahon played the character in the 2005 movie of the same name and its 2007 sequel, Rise of the Silver Surfer.
According to Variety Toby Kebbell has been chosen for the role, and a deal is currently being negotiated. Kebbell would join a cast that features Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, and Jamie Bell as The Thing.
Kebbell’s past credits include RocknRolla, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Wrath of the Titans, and The Counselor. He’ll also appear in upcoming titles Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Duncan Jones’ World of Warcraft movie, Warcraft.
Fantastic Four will be directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), with Matthew Vaughn, Simon Kinberg, and Gregory Goodman producing.
The movie is currently scheduled for a June 19, 2015 release.