Some Doctor Doom Info For Fantastic Four 2

Mcmahon-DoomYes yes I know… Fantastic Four was a bad movie. Many things wrong with it. I acknowledge that without hesitation… however… the film also did some things right and it ended up being a movie I got a kick out of at times and it gave me some good chuckles along the way. Not all Superhero movies can or SHOULD be Batman.

One of the elements that I thought had a lot of potential was the character of Dr. Doom. No, they didn’t use him right… but by the time they got to him in his armour, I actually like the way his persona came across. Supremely confident, almost laid back in his evilness. But then… just as his character was starting to get good… the movie was over. But just recently the folks over at ComingSoon had a chat with Doom himself, Julian McMahon, and asked him what we can expect from Doom in Fantastic Four 2. Sounds like some good stuff actually:

first of all, you start with Dr. Doom has been in a casket for a couple of years and wakes up a few years later, whatever. And he’s pretty pissed off, kind of just rips off his mask and all that kind of stuff. He gets very ugly. And then he’s got his lair set up in some castle in Latveria, right? He sees this kind of entity which is the Silver Surfer. Just knowing the comic books, Dr. Doom is Dr. Doom so what does he do? He goes and he tries to destroy everybody and get everybody’s powers and all that kind of stuff. That’s basically what the character’s about. But then Dr. Doom becomes me for a certain period of time which I think is very strange but let’s not get into that. And then the final costume is this pretty amazing costume. It’s a similar kind of mask. It’s kind of a larger type of fit and probably a little more sturdy kind of look to it. The chest plate, it’s a very heavy outfit. It weighed about 45 -50 pounds whatever without the cape and stuff but its pretty extraordinary. It’s a darker suit than the one he had last time its kind of more Batmanesque in a way, but with the mask its obviously very Dr. Doom, and it’s a great looking outfit and he’s got like a…..God, I can’t remember. Look, I got so many outfits its ridiculous. [laughs]

i know I’m in the minority on this, but I for one am pretty glad they’re giving Doom a significant role in the this film (although we don’t really know how significant yet). I liked the character and what he seemed to be becoming by the end of the first movie… and I’m curious to see how they evolve him in the second.

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