The times, they are a-changin’ (even more) over at the Fantastic Four reboot headquarters. A black Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), and now, maybe a female Dr. Doom? This is the latest news, via THR.
First, they name the young actors dropping out of the mix and getting into the mix for the four heroes: Miles Teller still seems right on track to get Mr. Fantastic, while Kate Mara now has competition for Sue Storm from Emmy Rossum, but both Saoirse Ronan and Kit Harington are now ruled out. Christian Cook has tested for Ben Grimm, while there’s no mention of the previously rumored Josh Gad.
But surely the most interesting proposition they raise is that Josh Trank and Fox are open to gender-swapping iconic F4 villain Dr. Doom, who is expected to be the Big Bad here as well. Here’s how they’re approaching casting the character:
the studio is likely to go for a big name and isn’t ruling out switching genders for the role.
Already, the potential names are flying on Twitter for “Victoria von Doom.” I like the popular Eva Green suggestion the best.