This Friday (28), during participation in the podcast hot mic, journalist Jeff Sneider talked about some rumors involving upcoming Marvel projects in theaters. According to him, Doctor Doom will not be the main villain of the new Fantastic Four movie. Additionally, the character would be introduced to the MCU only through a post-credits scene in the same production.
In addition to Sneider, journalist Lizzie Hill, who works for the The Cosmic Circus, also argued about having received the same information through trusted sources working at Marvel. The company in question has not yet officially commented on the matter. As this is a rumor, it is still possible that things change over time.
Set to hit theaters only on February 14, 2025, the new Fantastic Four movie has had few details revealed so far. Featuring John Krasinski as Reed Richards, Mister Fantastic, in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessmany fans believe that the actor will be officially cast to live the character.
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Directed by Matt Shakman, from WandaVisionand written by Ian Springer and Jeff Kaplan, the project will explore the origins of the members of the titular group, which also includes Susan Storm, the Invisible Girl, Ben Grimm, the Thing, and Johnny Storm, the Human Torch.
Fantastic Four: Other recurring comic book villains could appear in the new movie
Doctor Doom, Victor von Doom’s alter-ego, isn’t the Fantastic Four’s only enemy. In the 20th Century Studios films, the villain was played by Julian McMahon in 2005 and 2007, and Toby Kebbell in 2015.
In this sense, the team created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the early 1960s has already faced several dangers over the years in the comics, such as the Mole, Annihilus, Galactus, Superskrull, the Molecule Man, Kree and even Kang, the Conqueror, who was most recently seen in the latest trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
One possibility for this film may be centered around Namor, the Sub-Mariner, who will be introduced to the MCU in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever by actor Tenoch Huerta. With a release scheduled for November 10 of this year in theaters, the feature film will end Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Let’s wait for more news!