The first full image of Doom from the upcoming Fantastic Four movie has come out thanks to a new trailer t hat blends old and new footage. It’s definitely….umm… interesting, to say the least.
Victor Von Doom is a beloved character by many comic readers, and it seems like the new Fantastic Four film will once again miss the mark with the physical look of the character. In the old F4 movies, Doom physically looked closer to the comics version with a deformed face and metal mask. I think that the costume of the old Doom was pretty boring and could have been much cooler. However, when seeing the recently released photo of what the new movie’s Dr. Doom will look like, it has me worried.
I’ve actually been quite excited for the reboot of Fantastic Four; I’m a big fan of Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara. Jamie Bell wouldn’t be my first choice for The Thing, but I can’t say anything super negative about his casting.
All of that was good, I liked what I was seeing from the trailers for this movie and actually felt good about it’s release and that someone might have finally gotten Fantastic Four right. Yet, this new Doom photo has me somewhat worried once more.
There have been multiple designs of Doom throughout the years, and it seems like 20th Century Fox has chosen to model their reboot version off of the Ultimate Universe version. That version of Doom, as you can see to the left, had a completely altered body like the picture above.
The new movie version would definitely not be my first choice because I think it just looks too modern. I would love to see the traditional version of Doom, but if this can logically fit for the new film, I won’t hate it.
I’m a fan of Toby Kebbell from Rock N’ Rolla and Black Mirror so I’m hoping this can be another successful role for him. If his performance is good enough, it will make it easier to get over the look if you aren’t a fan.
The new Fantastic Four movie is set to release on August 7th of this year. I don’t have high expectations for this movie, but I’m hoping it can at least manage to be above average. The cast is solid, Trank is a solid director that will hopefully be able to transition what he did with Chronicle to t his.