ATTENTION: THE FOLLOWING REPORT IS A RUMOR. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING STORY WITH A GRAIN OF SALT.
In 2019 when Disney acquired 20th Century Fox both the X-Men and Fantastic 4 franchises returned to the Marvel umbrella. Many fans were left wondering how both teams could possibly be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We got our answer in the recent Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness where both Patrick Steward reprised is role as Charles Xavier and John Krasinski played Reed Richards as members of the Illuminati.
But recently a number of rumors have been floating around (like that Howard Stern podcast slip-up) about how the Fantastic 4 will be apart of the MCU going forward and who will be cast in the roles.
A recent rumor from Twitter user @Updates4Marvel stated that actor Javiar Bardem, known for films like No Country for Old Men, Skyfall and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, will be playing the powerful foe of the popular super hero family.
RUMOR: #MCU's #DoctorDoom is a descendant of the Conquistadors who tussled with #Namor. They're looking at Javier Bardem for the role. #Latveria will be reimagined as a Mediterranean country. pic.twitter.com/o67IakZq1O— Marvel Updates (@Updates4Marvel) July 5, 2022
The Spanish born actor is known for playing vary villainous roles and is able to give a very creepy and intimidating vibe to many of his characters. If this rumor is true then he would definitely be a decent fit.
The reception to this rumor however hasn’t been very positive as many replies express anger at them changing the iconic villain’s nationality and where the fictional country of Latveria is located geographically.
Nevertheless this is all still a rumor. Outside of the small appearance in the Doctor Strange sequel we haven’t had any hard evidence of the Fantastic 4 appearing in any solo outing in the near future. Perhaps a few bits and pieces here and there as a lead-up, but no hard evidence yet.
What do you think of this potential casting choice?
Source: Animated Times
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