Is that a envy or jealously we sense in your tone, Toby Kebbell? The actor, who plays Doom in this summer's Fantastic Four reboot, wants his villain to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He even has his own scenario on how he'd like to see it all go down, sounding discontent with his place in 20th Century Fox's Marvel Universe, which also includes the X-Men and Deadpool. Talking with Cinema Blend, the actor, who may not be instantly recognizable as he often performs motion capture characters ala Andy Serkis, whom he co-starred with in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, had this to say about the prospects of Doom entering the MCU so that he could destroy Thor and decimate the rest of the Avengers in the process.
"You know he destroys Thor. He punches up all those people. I don't know what the political...I can't get into this. You're going to write this, and I'm going to get destroyed. They're going to sue me, but look: can someone at Marvel and someone at Fox talk, and with Doom, just lend him out, like football? You can have him for the World Cup, that's it! Then just let me go - let me go and destroy Thor, for goodness sake. I'd love to work with those boys."
Right now, there is no doubt in anyone's mind that this will never happen. Not for a good ten years at least, as Fox continues to build its Marvel franchises with spinoffs and sequels. Not too mention the fact that Marvel has already introduced a threat to the Avengers that is much bigger than Doom could ever hope to be. Yes, Thanos would stomp on the iron-mask wearing baddie. Toby Kebbell didn't only bring up how much he wants in on the MCU, he also offered some new insight into his character, whom we really haven't seen to much of yet. He's only been glimpsed in the occasional trailer or TV spot. But his new backstory might not sit well with longtime Marvel fans. He explains more about his computer programmer named Victor Domashev.
"There's no conversation about [Doom's origins] in the film. We don't have time to talk about me. I would love it, but we don't have real time. Yeah, he's still from the same place, his mother is still a gypsy and done her deals, his father still perished from exposure looking after me. He's angry. He's an angry dude. But now he's in Baxter. He's bright and he's trying to make people proud. He found a new father in Dr. Storm, the father of Johnny and adoptive father of Sue. I kind of get adopted as well, in a fantastic performance by Reg E. Cathey. And that's Doom as we see him. He's a computer technician, a computer scientist. There were rumors he was a hacker or something, but no. Victor Von Doom is who we hope he will be."
So, Doom is Johnny and Sue's brother. Sort of. This is indeed an interesting twist to the Doom legacy. Will fans be able to stomach this version of the beloved super villain? Or is he being changed in all the wrong ways? And what do you think about his possible entry in the MCU? Sound like a great idea? Or horrible? Let us know what you think!