The Fantastic Four reboot has its eye set on Doctor Doom as its main villain, with four actors currently competing for the coveted part. Up for the role are four rising actors who all have foreign accents and are between 30 to 34-years old. They are all virtual unknowns as well.

While no actor has pulled into the lead, the names being mentioned are Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables; Jupiter Ascending), Sam Riley (Maleficent) and Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans; Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).

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Jack Huston, best known for Kill Your Darlings and American Hustle, was named as a fifth contender, but its not known if he is still in the race.

One of these actors will be joining a fairly young skewing cast that includes Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman and Jamie Bell as The Thing.

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20th Century Fox has not made an official comment on this potential casting. Production begins this April in Baton Rouge, so expect an official casting announcement soon.

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