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Kinberg: Doctor Doom is a big deal in Fantastic Four and an X-Men crossover is very possible

January 31st, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Fantastic Four writer Simon Kinberg has said that Doom, played by  Tobey Kebbell, will be at the centre of the reboot…

He also said that there’ll be more to Doom than the average comic book villain; speaking to EW, he said: “He has aspirations and struggles that are a little bit more classically tragic than the other characters. As much as it’s an origin story of our heroes, it also tracks how someone can become a villain.”

And what about the X-Men universe, which Kinberg wrote the script for Days of Future Past, also at Fox? Will there be a crossover potential?: “The reboot of FanFour really needed to work in and of itself.

“We were doing something pretty radical with the tone of the movie. If we wanted to find a way to connect them to the X-Men, we could. There’s a lot of precedent from the comics.”

Many people feel that the trailer was too dark, too serious. Many have said it looks good but it’s too bleak for Fantastic Four; Kinberg defends the tone: “Part of what’s cool about the Fantastic Four comics is that there’s an emphasis on the science of science fiction.

“And we treat what would normally be considered a superpower as a trauma. They don’t just go up a roof, jump off, and start swinging through the city. It’s the opposite. What would happen if your body transformed, and you didn’t have control over it?”

Ok, but we kinda want them to just jump off a roof and swing through the city… don’t we?

Watch the trailer here.

Source: Comicbook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….