British actor Toby Kebbell is in negotiations to play Dr. Doom in 20th Century Fox’s reboot of “Fantastic Four,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.
20th Century Fox had no comment.
Kebbell was one of four finalists for the coveted role along with Domhnall Gleeson, Eddie Redmayne and Sam Riley, as TheWrap first reported.
Now that Trank and producers Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn have found their Dr. Doom, the trio will start searching for another medical expert, as an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap that Dr. Franklin Storm is expected to appear in the movie. Dr. Storm is a surgeon who was Sue Storm and Johnny Storm’s biological father.
Kebbell has plenty of blockbuster experience under his belt thanks to “Prince of Persia,” “The Sorceror’s Apprentice” and “Wrath of the Titans.” He also co-stars in Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and Legendary’s “Warcraft.”
Kebbell is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group.
The news was first reported by Variety.