The Fantastic Four’s Doctor Doom Will Be an Angry Internet Troll

Doctor Doom is one of Marvel Comic’s greatest creations: a regal, awe-inspiring monarch whose thirst for world domination is so potent you almost get the sense he deserves it. Although Doom has faced off against most of Marvel’s finest heroes at one point or another, his chief foe has always been the Fantastic Four, so nobody was surprised when Josh Trank announced that Doom would be the villain in his upcoming “gritty, grounded” reboot of the franchise that went belly-up in 2007. Toby Kebbell (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will portray the mad doctor, but according to a new interview, Trank has made some slight modifications.

There’s a mild change…He’s Victor Domashev, not Victor von Doom in our story. And I’m sure I’ll be sent to jail for telling you that. The Doom in ours—I’m a programmer. Very antisocial programmer. And on blogging sites I’m ‘Doom.’”

Huh. Well, angry Internet trolls are certainly aggravating, if not quite fearsome threats to our entire way of life. We’ll have to wait till next year to see if our new Fantastic Four’s incredible powers are any match for “a very antisocial programmer,” but the gauntlet has been flung …

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