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Mads Mikkelsen would be interested in playing Doctor Doom in Fox’s upcoming movie, it seems…

August 1st, 2017 by Marc Comments

WE know that Mads Mikkelsen almost played Doctor Doom in the failed 2015 Fantastic Four reboot but now he may be looking for another bite at the apple.

The actor revealed a while ago that he was in the running for the character a few years ago but it wasn’t for him: “I think I walked out on the Fantastic Four one. I think I actually said, “I can’t do it. It’s not about you, I’m sorry, this is wrong,” he revealed at the time.

However, having now starred in three of the world’s biggest franchises – The MCU, Star War and James Bond – it seems he may have softened somewhat.

At London Film and Comic Con the actor was asked about the upcoming Doctor Strange movie at Fox (read about that here) and revealed that there is much happening around the character and he’s definitely keen if the opportunity arises to get involved: “They are experimenting with doing some of the villains’ stories as well. Let’s see if they do that. I’m not familiar that they’ve done it with anyone yet. They haven’t done it with The Joker [and] they haven’t done it with The Penguin. So we’ll see when that day comes.”

so he’d be interested if the character is given more depth and a proper backstory… can’t argue with that, really: “Well, I hope that all characters have a little more rounded shape in the sense that they have two sides of the coin. Yes, they are villains. Hannibal is a baddie – but at the same time, we kind of like him. I think all characters – goodies or baddies, should have a little of both and I think that every actor looks for that in a character.”


We’d love to see him in the role of Doctor Doom, especially leading his own movie in the role.

Would you? Let us know…

Source: Screengeek

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….