Toby Kebbell is Fantastic Four's new Doctor Doom

News Simon Brew 15 Apr 2014 - 06:08

Toby Kebbell is to play Doctor Doom in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four movie...

UPDATE: This has now been 100% confirmed. Toby Kebbell has Tweeted "Thank you for all the support. I'm glad to be working with a wonderful cast. @Miles_Teller, @_KateMara, @1jamiebell. @Marvel #FantasticFour". Our original story follows....

CORRECTION: Ignore us. This has not been 100% confirmed. Turns out the Twitter account in question is fake. However, we have official word that Kebbell is "still in negotiations" for the role. Apologies.

A week or two back, word broke as to just who was on the shortlist to play Doctor Doom in the reboot of Fantastic Four, that director Josh Trank is overseeing. Names on list included Domnhall Gleeson, Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne and Jack Huston. And one other name mooted at the same time was Toby Kebbell.

We're guessing if you've got this far in the story, then you've read the headline and intro already, so there's little point us trying to spring this as any kind of surprise: Kebbell has now been offered the role.

Variety broke the news, and whilst it's not a done deal yet, Kebbell is expected to take the role of Doctor Doom on. He'll be seen this summer in another 20th Century Fox project, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

Fantastic Four is released on June 19th 2015. Expect formal confirmation of Kebbell's casting shortly.

Variety.

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