According to a report on Comic Book Movie, Stephen Moyer is rumored to have been offered the role of Doctor Doom in the new “Fantastic Four” film. While the rumor is unconfirmed, it does include a mention that Doom will be portrayed as a master of the mystic arts and as the ruler of Latveria.
Moyer is best known for his role as the vampire Bill Compton on HBO’s “True Blood.” However, he has also previously starred in the title role of “Prince Valiant,” a live-action film adaptation of Hal Foster’s classic comic strip.
Earlier this month, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Adrien Brody were rumored to be up for the role of Mr. Fantastic, with Brody believed to have an edge thanks to his recent turns in “Predators” and “Splice.” Amber Heard (“The Pineapple Express”) and Alice Eve were also rumored to be competing for the chance to play the Invisible Woman, Sue Storm.
A relatively unknown actor named Kevin Pennington was also mentioned as a possible contender for the Human Torch/Johnny Storm.
The new “Fantastic Four” film is being produced by Akiva Goldsman, from a screenplay by Michael Green — the co-writer of the “Green Lantern” film and a former co-executive producer of “Heroes.”
Early reports indicated that the reboot may be called “Fantastic Four: Reborn,” however that title has not been confirmed by either Fox or Marvel.
What are your thoughts on the latest “Fantastic Four” rumors? Do you believe that Moyer can pull off a convincing Victor Von Doom? Who would you cast as the good doctor? Summon the cosmic rays and let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section or on Twitter!